Festive Fourth of July planned

Poway residents and visitors alike can look forward to another festive, patriotic, traditional Fourth of July, now being planned by the City of Poway.

The main event will be the annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, set on Independence Day in Old Poway Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will feature food vendors, live entertainment, train rides, crafts for children and pony rides.

Perhaps the two highlights of the day that set Poway’s celebration apart from most others are the mock train robberies and staged western gunfight reenactments, reflecting Poway’s western heritage. The reenactors are a part of the city’s volunteer group, according to Jennafer Steffen, one of the recreation leaders with the City of Poway. 

Local performers at the park’s gazebo will provide live entertainment throughout the day, Steffen said. In addition, the park will have train displays, free crafts and old-fashioned games. Train rides will be available for a small fee. Attendees can also tour the Heritage Museum and visit the Nelson House. 

A Fourth of July Veterans Park Ceremony will take place at 14134 Midland Road starting at 11 a.m. This special commemoration, presented by VFW Post 7907 and the Poway Veterans Park Committee, will honor those in the military who served this country.

Free shuttles to and from Old Poway Park will be available during the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration from Poway City Hall parking lot, 13325 Civic Center Drive; and the Poway Adult School parking lot, 13626 Twin Peaks Road.

The day’s festivities will be topped off with the annual Fourth of July fireworks display near Poway High School and Lake Poway. Fireworks will begin firing at 9 p.m. Activities at the high school will include games and a DJ. Gates will open at 6 p.m. Best parking spots will be at the high school and the lake parking lots, but spots will fill quickly. Admission at Poway High School, 15500 Espola Road, will cost $5 per person at the gate. Children 11 and under will be admitted free of charge.

Anyone wishing to volunteer for the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in Old Poway Park may contact Jennafer Steffen: jsteffen@poway.org.

Festive Fourth of July planned

Poway residents and visitors alike can look forward to another festive, patriotic, traditional Fourth of July, now being planned by the City of Poway.

The main event will be the annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, set on Independence Day in Old Poway Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will feature food vendors, live entertainment, train rides, crafts for children and pony rides.

Perhaps the two highlights of the day that set Poway’s celebration apart from most others are the mock train robberies and staged western gunfight reenactments, reflecting Poway’s western heritage. The reenactors are a part of the city’s volunteer group, according to Jennafer Steffen, one of the recreation leaders with the City of Poway. 

Local performers at the park’s gazebo will provide live entertainment throughout the day, Steffen said. In addition, the park will have train displays, free crafts and old-fashioned games. Train rides will be available for a small fee. Attendees can also tour the Heritage Museum and visit the Nelson House. 

A Fourth of July Veterans Park Ceremony will take place at 14134 Midland Road starting at 11 a.m. This special commemoration, presented by VFW Post 7907 and the Poway Veterans Park Committee, will honor those in the military who served this country.

Free shuttles to and from Old Poway Park will be available during the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration from Poway City Hall parking lot, 13325 Civic Center Drive; and the Poway Adult School parking lot, 13626 Twin Peaks Road.

The day’s festivities will be topped off with the annual Fourth of July fireworks display near Poway High School and Lake Poway. Fireworks will begin firing at 9 p.m. Activities at the high school will include games and a DJ. Gates will open at 6 p.m. Best parking spots will be at the high school and the lake parking lots, but spots will fill quickly. Admission at Poway High School, 15500 Espola Road, will cost $5 per person at the gate. Children 11 and under will be admitted free of charge.

Anyone wishing to volunteer for the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in Old Poway Park may contact Jennafer Steffen: jsteffen@poway.org.