"Celebrate America 2024" at Santa Monica College June 29

Annual Festival with Entertainment, Food, Fireworks, and Fun!

Santa Monica College (SMC) is pleased to present "Celebrate America 2024" - a star-spangled salute to our nation's independence and the wonderful vibrancy and diversity of our community - on Saturday, June 29, at Corsair Field on the main SMC campus at 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Admission is free for the popular entertainment and fireworks spectacular. Parking is $5.

The celebration - the only one of its kind in Santa Monica - features a dazzling fireworks show by Rialto-based Pyro Spectaculars Entertainment. Eddie Jauregui will preside as Master of Ceremonies. Live performances include the popular sounds of Westside Crew performing the very best in Old Skool Funk, Top 40, and Latin Soul.

"Celebrate America 2024" is presented by Santa Monica College and sponsored by the Emeritus Program of Santa Monica College and the Santa Monica College Associates. Other sponsors include the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, and BXP (Boston Properties).

The SMC Zone at the south end of Corsair Field offers booths presenting information on SMC's academic and student support programs, and Emeritus and SMC Community Education classes. Information on a range of community services - such as acclaimed performance venue The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage and its presenting company, BroadStage - will also be featured.

"Celebrate America 2024" festivities will feature three inflatable bounce houses for kids to enjoy, community service booths, and food booths operated by Keith's Kettle Corn, Kai Kai Dumplings, What the Funnel, Pucker Up Lemonade, and Oma's Puffers. Food will also be sold by Heritage Kitchen, RS California Fusion, and Aloha Catering food trucks.

Picnicking is welcome. Prohibited are alcoholic beverages, weapons, glass containers, barbecues, fireworks (including sparklers), and chairs with pointed legs. 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 6 p.m. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. For safety, there will be no pre-show entry to parking lots after 8:15 p.m., or to Corsair Field after 8:45 p.m.

Accommodation for Disability: Guests who need an accommodation due to a disability to participate in "Celebrate America 2024" should send email to dsps@smc.edu or call 310-434-4173, at least 5 business days prior to the event.

Additional details available at the Celebrate America website (smc.edu/CelebrateAmerica), by calling 310-434-3001, or by sending email to Sullivan_Linda@smc.edu requesting information.


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