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Two days of patriotic fun | Carnation Fourth of July schedule

Two days of events and entertainment are planned for Carnation’s Fourth of July celebration, starting today.

Events include:

Tuesday, July 3

• 4:30 p.m., Cascade Community Theatre presents “Twelfth Night” at Tolt Commons Park

• 5 to 7 p.m., Sno-Valley Senior Center’s benefit Spaghetti Dinner at the center, downtown Carnation

• 5:30 p.m., Cowpie Eating Contest by Lazy K’s at Tolt Commons Park

• 6 p.m., live music by Highway 203 at Tolt Commons Park

Wednesday, July 4

• 7 a.m., registration begins for 5K Run for the Pies; the run starts and finishes at the corner of Tolt Avenue and Commercial Street

• 8 a.m., registration begins for the Hot Rods & Harleys show at the Carnation Elementary School parking lot

• 8 to 11 a.m., Pancake Breakfast at the Tolt Congregational Church; proceeds benefit the church’s Good Neighbor fund

• 8:30 a.m., 5K Run for the Pies begins at the corner of Tolt Avenue and Commercial Street

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mom’s Room is open at Sno Valley Senior Center, Stephens Avenue

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sno-Valley Senior Center Strawberry Shortcake feast is served at the center

• 10:30 a.m., Kiddie Parade begins on Tolt Avenue across from the Market

• 10:45 a.m., welcome address from the mayor at the Parade Stage downtown

• 10:45 a.m., flag-raising ceremony at Tolt Commons Park

• 11 a.m., Grand Parade begins on Tolt Avenue; entrants and floats can sign in at the corner of Morrison Street and Tolt Avenue

• Post-parade, the Just Moo It! 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament begins at Entwistle and McKinley Streets

• Noon to 4 p.m., Hot Rods & Harleys exhibition at the Carnation Elementary parking lot

• All day, Vendor Village is open downtown in Tolt Commons Park; food, drink, crafts, plus face painting, pony rides and bouncy toys


Before the fireworks, there is plenty of free entertainment and live music at the Fireworks Stage in Tolt-MacDonald Park

• 2:45 p.m., Cascade Community Theatre ‘Twelfth Night’

• 4 p.m., Rockin’ the Blues Benefit Band

• 5:15 p.m., Felonious Monk

• 6 p.m., The Late Boomers

• 7 p.m., Redline

• 10 p.m., Renee Wolf, singing the national anthem


• 10 p.m./dusk, fireworks begin to fly at Tolt-MacDonald Park. Parking is available at the park for $5. The fee helps support the celebration and the park.

Keep Carnation beautiful

The folks behind the celebration ask visitors to keep their viewing area at the park clean. If you pack it in, please pack it out and use the waste cans provided.  Guests are advised to stay out of the fireworks fall zone which will be set-up around the launch site.  The area to avoid is just north of Tolt McDonald Park. Reminder: the discharge of personal fireworks, except sparklers, is prohibited in city limits.


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