Celebrate America’s birthday on Wednesday at these three Poway locations. Show your patriotic spirit and enjoy this summer holiday with remembrance, games and music.
• There will be a morning Independence Day Celebration from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at . The free event includes the presentation of the South Wall of Honor, cannon firing at 11 a.m. and a birthday cake. For more information, contact Veterans Park Committee Chair Don Stonecipher at (858) 964-8115.
• Spend the entire day at the from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at . The free family event—in “turn-of-the-20th-century-style”—features live music, children’s crafts, games and train rides. There will also be iron-working demonstrations, mock gun-fighting shows and train robbery re-enactments.
Storyteller Charles Johnson will be at the gazebo stage for a patriotic music lineup:
10 a.m. Flag Raising Salute by Shadow River Regulators
10:10 a.m. Poway Dixiestrutters
11:30 a.m. Heritage Dancers Square Dancing
11:50 a.m. Shawn Rohlf and the Buskers
12:50 p.m. The Wild Oats
1:30 p.m. Poway Folk Circle
2:10 p.m. Jackstraws
3:10 p.m. Pomerado Community Band
Picnic-style food and treats—such as ice cream, apple pie, roasted corn on the cob and hot dogs—will be available for sale. For more information, call (858) 668-4579 or visit the city of Poway’s website.
• Poway High School will host a from 7 to 10 p.m. at their . The gates open at 7 p.m. and the firework show begins at 9 p.m. The event includes deejay music and games. Blanket and bleacher seating will be available.
The cost is $2, but free for children 11 years and under with a paid adult. Parking at Lake Poway costs $5 for non-Poway residents. A free shuttle will run between the stadium and Lake Poway.