Planning your Fourth? Here’s Claremont’s schedule

Pancake breakfast

7 to 10 a.m.

Claremont Kiwanis Club members serve a pancake breakfast at Memorial Park just north of the bandshell. Tickets are $5 each, and may be purchased the day of the event.

Claremont Village Freedom 5000

7:30 to 8:05 a.m.

Start times 7:30 a.m. 1K kids run; 8 a.m. 5K run; 8:05 a.m. 5K walk/competitive race walk. The Village Freedom 5000 1K/5K is a family-friendly event that kicks off Claremont’s Fourth of July celebration.Flag-raising ceremony

­10 a.m.

The flag-raising ceremony takes place at the flagpole located on the west side of Memorial Park, marking the official beginning of the festival.

T. Willard Hunter Speakers’ Corner

10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In order to celebrate our country’s First Amendment Right, the Speakers’ Corner provides a forum for citizens in the community to speak their minds on any subject from personal to global. Past speeches have focused on politics, religion, history, travel and personal fulfillment. Age is no barrier. Previous orators have ranged in age from five years to older than 80. Speakers’ time slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and must be pre-arranged.

Information, game AND food booths

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

In the tradition of a hometown event, the festival features more than 50 nonprofit groups providing food, information, games and a wide variety of items for sale.

Children’s activities

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Located on the south east side of the park.


3 p.m. 

The parade begins at 10th Street and Indian Hill Boulevard, goes south on Indian Hill, turns right on Harrison Avenue and concludes at Larkin Park on Harrison and Mountain Avenue.

Fireworks and concert

6:30 p.m. at Pomona College Strehle Track

Live concert featuring The Ravelers, fireworks show and Kiwanis barbecue. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Alexander Hughes Community Center, City Hall, the Claremont Club, Rio de Ojas, Vons and Wolfe’s Market.


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