TEMPLETON — One of the most celebrated events in the United States, the Fourth of July marks the day the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted making it anything but your average holiday — especially here on the Central Coast.
Each year thousands of communities across the country, including Templeton, take pride in and bleed patriotic spirit for their country, and this year is no exception.
This year community members and visitors alike are invited to enjoy an old fashioned Fourth of July celebration in and around Templeton Park, Templeton Chamber of Commerce CEO Sarah Maggelet said.
A full schedule ahead, the day will start with a pancake breakfast hosted and served by the Templeton Fire Department from 7 - 10 a.m. Following breakfast, crowds can move to Main Street to watch as the Independence Day Parade winds its way through town. This year’s parade, sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club, is themed “Celebrating Small Town America.”
The small town celebrations will turn to big town celebrations at the “Celebration in the Park,” located in Templeton Park.
“What’s new this year is that for the first time ever the Templeton Chamber of Commerce is completely taking over the event in the park,” Maggelet said. “We used to share production with the Templeton Recreation Department.”
The park event will feature beer, live music by The Turkey Buzzards, mechanical bull riding, bounce houses and several other vendors, Maggelet said.
“Most of the food and drinks are being provided by local businesses, but some are from the valley, too” Maggelet said. “And about half of the vendors are nonprofit organizations like football teams, theatre clubs and local churches.”
This Fourth of July event, one of the best fundraisers of the year, expects to see roughly 1,000 people in and out of the park throughout the day.
To purchase tickets for the pancake breakfast contact the Templeton Firehouse and to apply as a vendor download an application at www.templetonchamber.com.
For any questions contact Sarah Maggelet at [email protected]com.