2010 East Sacramento 4th of July Parade

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One of East Sacramento’s signature events takes place on the Fourth of July each year– the East Sacramento Independence Day Parade! Residents of East Sac go all out for this giant neighborhood block party. Streets are closed down, decorations go up (I’d venture to say homes are even more decked out on the 4th than they are at Christmastime), and you can’t find a front yard without a lawn chair.

Rather than just sit back and enjoy the parade, why not join in the fun? We plan on decorating our jogger strollers and marching our little guys right along side the fire truck (okay, maybe a bit behind the truck).

The East Sacramento Parade begins around 11AM at 41st and J Streets and winds its way through the neighborhood.

For those who love a good fun run, you can join River Park and the Buffalo Chips Running Club for the 33rd (although we thought last year was the 33rd) annual *FREE* 4th of July Fun Run. This is a 5 mile run that winds its way through River Park and begins and ends near Glenn Hall Park. There is a half-mile kids run for children under 10 that begins at 7:45AM with the 5 mile run beginning at 8AM. Registration begins at 7:15AM and keep in mind that last year’s run saw 800 participants, so expect some traffic delays.

After the *FREE* 4th of July Fun Run, from 10AM to 1PM families can purchase hot dogs, ice cream and water at Glenn Hall Park while they watch (or participate) in the Fire Cracker Parade. Patriotic participants can line up at 9:50AM to march in the parade. There will also be bounce houses, music by Mere Mortals, and games.

Glenn Hall Park is located at Carlson Drive and Sandburg Circle.

After the 4th, send us your favorite parade or celebration pictures, we would love to share them with other East Sac Moms. HERE are a few of our favorites from last year. Email us at eastsacmom{at}gmail{dot}com or comment below with a link to your own blog.

We’ll see you there!

*Psst… we have a super cool GIVEAWAY beginning tomorrow, July 2nd and running through the 8th. Come back to see what it is and enter to win!*

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