It’s a Food Festival too?! UC Celebration 2019 announces its food vendor lineup! 


The 4th of July UC Celebration committee is pleased to announce the 2019 UC Celebration “Food Festival” selections. You’re going to want to come hungry and bring money. There’s something for everyone. UC Celebration 2019 festivities kick off bright and early on the 4th of July with the Pancake Breakfast, by the Knights of Columbus, starting at 7:30 AM by the Standley Park Recreation Center, 3585 Governor Drive. The smell of pancakes and sausages cooking will tempt the 1-Mile Fun Run and 5k Race participants to finish up as they begin races at 7:45 and 8:00 AM respectively. Throughout the day, the University City community will be entertained by musicians and performances, be able to participate in field games, eat tasty dishes from food vendors, and even go swimming at Swanson Pool. The Manual Scan band closes out the day with a special show from 5 to 7 PM. The band will include mini sets of Kinks and Who classics as well as some of their own songs and favorites. (This is an entertainment update: there is no band scheduled to start playing at 7 PM; all entertainment ends at 7 PM). The Trolley runs the length of Governor Drive until 7:30 PM.

The Pancake breakfast is open from 8 to 10 AM; most food vendors will  be open by 11 AM, and must stay open until 4 PM. Please note that food vendors have the option of staying open until the end of the evening concert at 7 PM.

  • West side/Rec Center 8 – 10 AM:
    • OMC – Pancake Breakfast
  • West side/Rec Center 11 – 4 PM:
    • F1 – Up in Smoke BBQ – beef brisket, pulled pork, braised chicken
    • F2 – Caked Bakery – cookies and brownies
    • F3 – Boy Scouts – root beer floats
    • F4 – Finest City Treats – kettlecorn, shave ice, cotton candy
  • East side/Swanson Pool 11 – 4 PM:
    • F5 – UC Del Sol – nachos
    • F6 & F7 – UC Little League – hot dogs, chips
    • F8 – Flavors of East Africa – jerk chicken, jungle fries, vegan options
  • Spreckels parking lot 10 – 1 PM (car show):
    • Food truck – Ice Cream Wheelers – frozen goodies
  • Standley Rec Center parking lot 1 – 4 PM:
    • Food truck – Ice Cream Wheelers – frozen goodies

But first, here’s your to-do list to help to make this the best UC Celebration ever:

  • Volunteer to help; do you two hours to give? Please sign up to volunteer at
  • Register for the 1-Mile Fun Run/5K Race at and click on the Sign Up for 5K and Fun Run button..
  • Donate books for the Book Barn at Standley Recreation Center on July 3.
  • Apply to show your UC Car by contacting David Wright

For more information, visit

See also the UC Celebration 4th of July at


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