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Patriotic Festival, 2011

Be a part of the first Arcadia’s Best Patriotic Festival on July 2 in Downtown Arcadia, on First Avenue between Duarte Road and Huntington Drive. Whether you’re a participant or spectator, you’ll want to be there when the parade starts rolling at 10 a.m.

See many of Arcadia’s former Rose Queens and Princesses from 1949-2011, a marching Marine band, Clydesdale horses, classic cars, local performers, a 40-foot model of the new Gold Line train and station, a 55-foot eye exam RV, Shriner minicars, the most popular gourmet food trucks, and much more.

Be a participant in the Patriotic Festival! Showcase your group or business in the parade and/or with vendor booths in the street fair.

Festival Event Elements and Schedule

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011

10 a.m.–10:45 a.m.-ish

  1. Parade: 10 a.m. –10:45 a.m.-ish. North from approximately Genoa St. to Bonita St.

  2. Rose Queens/Princesses; Shriners; Santa Anita A’s; Boy Scouts; Girl Scouts; Veterans; Clydesdales team; local groups, churches, schools, etc.

11a.m.–3 p.m.

  1. Car show: California St. to approx. alley between Bonita St. and Alta St. — Santa Anita A’s Model A’s; Post 1960s classic ambulance; 1950s police car; etc.

  2. Vendor booths, Gourmet Food Trucks: Huntington south to approximately Alta St. — Grilled Cheese Truck; Gold Line 40-ft model booth; Lions Club 55-ft eye exam truck; etc.

  3. Performance venue: West side of intersection of First Avenue and Bonita St. — Bobby Bluehouse band of Arcadia Blues Club 12 noon–3 p.m.; local dance, karate, gymnastics groups from 11 a.m.–12 noon, and on band breaks from 12 noon–3 p.m.

  4. Prettiest Baby & Senior Photo Contest: Register booth and Belle ‘n’ Beau Photography Studio

All events on First Avenue between Huntington Drive and Duarte Road.

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