Downtown Fourth of July celebration planned
by Maddy Houk | Patterson Irrigator
Jun 25, 2009 | 2645 views | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A colorful parade, fashion show, entertainment, kids games and plenty of food will be on tap at Patterson’s upcoming Fourth of July event, a lead-in to the Labor Day Centennial event.

It’s a big year for Patterson, and Fourth of July organizers want folks to come out and have some fun.

“I would like to invite the community,” said Ellen Calmettes, general chairwoman. “I think this is going to be a fun event. Since it’s Patterson’s Centennial, it would be great if the residents of Patterson supported the Fourth of July Centennial Celebration.”

The day will open at 11 a.m., with Boy Scouts and other local groups leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

Folks won’t have to wait long for the 11:30 a.m. parade to start. Parade organizer Kristen Kinnear is still taking entries. The parade will start at Salado Avenue and El Circulo, continue around the Circle and then up North Third Street

Meanwhile, Patterson volunteer firefighters will be busy at the grill from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Firefighters will cook hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch for a small fee. The beer booth will be open from noon to 10 p.m.

Also, over in the South Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., players can test their skills in a horseshoe tournament.

There will be plenty for the youngsters to do from noon to 5 p.m. in the Kids Zone in the South Park. Some fun activities include hair braiding, storytelling and some old-fashioned games for the kids to play.

For those who want to move indoors, bingo will be played from 1 to 5 p.m. at US Bank, 13 Plaza. Soroptimist International of Patterson will host a fashion show chronicling the history of fashion from each decade from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in City Hall, 1 Plaza. Soroptmist members are selling tickets now.

The Patterson Lions Club will be cooking up a boxed tri-tip sandwich dinner that includes corn on the cob and watermelon from 4 to 7 p.m. Deliveries will be available. Tickets are available from any Lion, from Calmettes at US Bank or at the park.

The entertainment stage will be rockin’ with all types of music and demonstrations from noon to 7 p.m. Some of the entertainment includes Patterson Gymnastics and the Old Time Fiddlers.

Then folks can hang out from 7 to 10 p.m. to dance to live music provided by Terrance Darkhorse.

Colton Dennis, entertainment chairman, was still working on booking entertainment as of press time.

“I’m excited,” Colton said. “I hope we have a great turnout.”

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July 01, 2009
4th of July Live Entertainment

(All times are approximate.)

12:00 The Panduhs

1:00 Patterson Gymnastics

1:30 Old Time Fiddlers

2:30 Grupo Explosion Musical

4:30 Adamantine Belly Dancers

5:00 The Cooks

5:30 Adamantine Belly Dancers

6:00 Death Between Seasons

7:00 – 10:00 Dance with live music provided by Darkhorse

Main Stage sponsored by: River of Life Fellowship, Terrance Darkhorse and Patterson Repertory Theatre

June 25, 2009
I'm looking foward to the July 4th events in Patterson. It will be so much easier this way, instead of planing an out of town trip to see fireworks or pack up a, too much & sometimes not enough, park trip. Now all we have to do is put on our summer clothes & sun block and head into town for a fun day with our family and friends.
July 03, 2013
Will they be having a fireworks show this year??

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