10th Annual 4th at Firestone Packs in the Crowds
Celebrating the 10th Annual 4th at Firestone event on July 4, 2012, approximately 10,000 people flocked to Old Town Firestone to wave at parade participants and then take part in numerous activities for the Independence holiday.
The day kicked off with a dynamic parade that wove its way through Old Town Firestone to Miners Park for the celebration. More than 60 participants entered the parade for a great mix of floats, vehicles, music, dance numbers, classic cars, horses and more. The main event included a showcase of more than 85 business, children, nonprofit, art and food vendors. Children scoured the climbing wall throughout the day, showing their skills in the air. Additional activities included inflatables, mini golf, games, a bubble tower, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, caricature artist, balloon twisting, a carnival and more. A new addition to the event this year was a car show at Gateway Park, which brought in a selection of classic cars for people to view in detail.
Outstanding live entertainment throughout the day included Santana tribute band Soul Sacrifice, up and coming country artist Megan Redmond and the vocal styling of The Wendy Woo Band. Also new this year was the addition of an evening concert in the park with music from The Country Music Project which grabbed the crowd’s attention and had them dancing into the evening. The band performed patriotic selections as the fireworks began at 9:30 p.m. over Saddleback Golf Club.
The 4th at Firestone has become not only Firestone’s premier annual community event, but also a regional attraction to celebrate America’s birthday. The event has continued to increase in participation, drawing thousands of people to Firestone for family-oriented fun and entertainment throughout the day.
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