“Celebrate America” at Santa Monica College June 24

Santa Monica College presents Celebrate America Saturday, June 24. Bring a picnic and a food donation, and come enjoy the biggest, most sensational free patriotic event on the Westside! Gates open at 5 p.m., with entertainment at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.

June 12, 2017

35th Annual Festival Features Entertainment, Food Drive, Fireworks, & Fun!

(NOTE: SMC’s Independence Day festivities are held early, on June 24)

SANTA MONICA, CA—Don't miss the free spectacular fireworks and entertainment of “Celebrate America” – Santa Monica College’s popular star-spangled salute to our nation’s independence – to be held Saturday, June 24.

The celebration – the only one of its kind in Santa Monica – will feature a dazzling fireworks show by Rialto-based Pyro Spectaculars Entertainment. Live music includes the popular Chris Mulkey Band and their Country Rock sounds, with Eddie Jauregui as Master of Ceremonies.

Held on Corsair Field, this year’s festivities will include a food drive sponsored by the Associated Students of SMC in partnership with Westside Food Bank to help students in need. Guests are encouraged to bring donations of unopened, nonperishable food items to one of the multiple drop-off locations that will be available.

The SMC Learning Lounge will also offer a place where guests can find out about all things SMC – including its many academic and student support programs, its award-winning NPR member radio station KCRW (89.9 FM), and its acclaimed performance venue The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center.

Celebrate America festivities will also feature community service booths, food trucks, and food booths operated by the SMC Veterans’ Center, Big King®, Kettle Corn and Stuff, the Boy Scouts, and others. Picnicking is welcome, but alcoholic beverages, glass containers, barbecues, fireworks (including sparklers), and chairs with pointed legs are prohibited. SMC is a smoke free campus and all smoking is prohibited.

Parking lots open at 4 p.m. (enter at Pico Blvd. and 17th St.), with Corsair Field gates opening at 5 p.m. Entertainment begins at 7 p.m. The fireworks are scheduled at 9 p.m. and will last approximately 17 minutes.

The event is free (donations are welcome), and parking is $5. See the Celebrate America website (www.smc.edu/CelebrateAmerica) or call (310) 434-3001 for additional details. You may also send email to COOK_VINNESSA@smc.edu for information.

Celebrate America is presented by Santa Monica College, the City of Santa Monica, the Associated Students of Santa Monica College, and the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

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