4th of July Celebration – the Day’s Events, the Trolley Stops, and Food Choices!

Food and fun at the 29th annual 4th of July Celebration at Standley Park; courtesy of Jemma Samala:

The annual UC Celebration kicks off University City’s active community summer schedule on Tuesday, July 4 at Standley Park. There’s plenty of activities for everyone, including  free swim at Swanson Pool and a Slug-A-Thon for kids and adults run by UC Little League at Fort Field, next to Spreckels.

Schedule of Events:

  • 7:30 AM – Pancake Breakfast Begins
  • 7:45 – One Mile Fun Run Begins
  • 8:00 – 5K Run/Walk Begins, British Invasion Band
  • 9:00 – Book Barn Opens, Ticket Sales Start
  • 9:30 – Pancake Breakfast Ends
  • 10:30 – Bike and Pet Parade Starts from Standley Middle School
  • 11:00 – Opening with National Anthem; Inflatables, Monkey Bridge, Food, Booths, Activities, Beer and Wine Garden, Virtual Reality
  • 11:30 – Sack Races, Photo Scavenger Race Begins
  • 12:00 PM – Polynesian/Hawaiian Dancers on the main stage
  • 12:00 PM – UC Cars and Coffee Classic Car Show at Spreckels Elementary School parking lot
  • 1:00 – Balloon Toss Games
  • 1:30 – Nick Crook Performs
  • 2:30 – Martin Coughlin Performs
  • 3:30 – Tug of War Games
  • 4:00 – Apple Pie Eating Contest
  • 5:00 – Concert – True Stories Performs
  • 7:00 – 2017 UC Celebration Ends

Celebration Booths

Make sure to visit the booths, which include those selling clothing, accessories, jewelry, arts & crafts, plants. Services range from wellness to computer repair to real estate, including face painting at the Nancy Beck/C21 booth. Get info from community booths such as Change Begins with Me, school groups, church groups, non-profit groups, and UCCA.

Celebration Food

Lots to eat! Food choices range from hot dogs (UCLL), Greek, Mexican, African, Root Beer Floats, Nachos, Shave Ice, Kettlecorn, and baked goods. Beer & wine for the adults. Plus the morning Pancake Breakfast!

Shuttle Stops

Don’t drive; take the free shuttle aboard the Old Town Trolley, operating along Governor Drive from 11 AM to 7:30 PM. Trolley stops along Governor, from east to west, include:

  • The Park and Ride at 805
  • Gullstrand Ave – both sides
  • Curie Elementary School and across street at Urgent Care
  • Mercer Ave and across street at Standley Park
  • Corner of Regents Rd – both sides
  • Corner of Stresemann Ave at Church of Latter Day Saints

For more information and to volunteer to help out, visit http://uccelebration.com/

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