South Monterey County cities plan Fourth of July events – Salinas Valley Tribune

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SALINAS VALLEY – Fourth of July events are scheduled throughout southern Monterey County starting this weekend and continuing Monday to celebrate the United States Declaration of Independence.


The annual fireworks show at the King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will be held again the day before the holiday, Sunday, July 3, at 9 p.m.

The aerial show, which takes place inside the Stampede Grounds at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, is also visible from City of King Park, off Division Street, and the surrounding area.

On Monday, the Pacific Valley Bank’s Fourth of July Parade in King City will begin at 10:30 p.m. This year’s tour will run along Broadway Street, starting on Second Street and ending on Mildred Avenue.

Registration, trial and training will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with no further registrations for the parade being accepted after that time. The meeting place is the parking lot at the corner of Lynn and Third streets.

The grand marshal of this year’s parade is Juanito D. Bautista, a 28-year veteran of the United States Army. During his service as a senior mechanical supervisor and master sergeant, Bautista made trips to Korea, Germany, Iraq, and Kuwait and traveled throughout the United States.

Bautista, who retired from the Army in 2020, currently works for Fort Hunter Liggett and joined the King City VFW chapter in 2021. He and his wife Medie have five children, two of whom are in the Army Reserve and one in Colorado Springs as assets. duty.

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In addition, King City Young Farmers ’July 4 rib barbecue is scheduled for Monday from 12 to 3 p.m. at King City Park San Lorenzo. The proceeds will fund the rededication of the Avenue of Honor, located in the park.

Also on Monday, starting at 9 a.m., will be the annual July 4th carving of sawmills and chainsaw cars outside the Wildhorse Cafe, 50630 Mesa Verde Road, just south of King City. All ages are welcome at the event, which includes food, vendors, raffles and car clubs.


The July 4, 2022 celebration of the City of Greenfield will take place Monday night at Patriot Park.

Food vendors will open the event at the park, 1351 Oak Ave., from 5 p.m. City leaders will speak at 5:30 p.m., followed by a presentation of the Soledad High School NJROTC Color Guard flag and special thanks to local veterans. .

The live music from The Smokin ’Hounds starts at 6pm and 7.45pm, with animation by local children’s dance group, Arcoiris Cultural, from the Greenfield Cultural Arts Center at 7pm.

At 9 pm, the night will end with an aerial pyrotechnic show


The annual celebration of July 4 Soledad is set for Monday, from 12 to 9 p.m., in the Little League Park.

The Star Spangled Children’s Walking Parade begins at noon, with training at 11:30 a.m. at Main Street High School, 441 Main St. Youth of all ages and their families are invited to participate while wearing their best “Star-Spangled”.

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Food stalls will be available from 12 to 8:30 p.m. in the park, on the corner of North Street and Andalucia Drive. Live performances are scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. by Patty Kistner Band and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. by La Tumbadora Banda Del Rancho.

In addition to games, prizes, balloons and magic, a free fireworks display is planned at dusk.


Race enthusiasts and walkers will roam the streets of downtown Gonzales on Monday, July 4, for the eighth annual 5K orange and black edition of Gonzales Rx Pharmacy.

This year the 5K will take place on the 75th anniversary of the city of Gonzales, and will begin at 8:00 a.m. in Central Park, 207 Fifth St. The race / walk is sponsored by Gonzales Rotary, with the benefit of the event for the Gonzales Institute. bags.

Participants can register online at and will receive a T-shirt and event bag with gifts. There will also be prizes and raffles after the race.

Adults will charge a registration fee and the race is free for students. For more information, contact Farmacia Gonzales Rx at 831-675-3643.

Other July 4 events include a parade at noon, with a schedule beginning at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Taylor Farms Health Wellness Center and a celebration in Central Park from 12 to 6 p.m. with live music, a children’s area and stalls of food. Gonzales Rotary’s Famous Rib BBQ is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Fort Hunter Liggett hosts Freedom Fest on Saturday, July 2 at Schoonover Airfield in front of Mission Road in Jolon to celebrate this special patriotic day.

The community is invited to attend from 4 to 10 p.m., at a cost of $ 5 per person. There will be live music, military vehicle rides, food and drinks to buy, military displays, inflatable bounce houses, carnival-style games, water tank, ax throwing booth and more.

For more information on Freedom Fest, call 831-386-2612.

In addition, the Army Volunteer Corps is looking for people to volunteer for this event. Anyone interested in volunteering can call 831-386-2372.

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