Plan a fun filled 4th of July in Woodland this year by attending one of the many events scheduled throughout the day. Start the day with a fun run/walk, make your way to Fire Station #3 to enjoy some pancakes, ride your bike in a bike parade, have some ice-cream, spend some time at the pool, and finally at the end of the day, enjoy the fireworks celebration at Woodland High School.
The fireworks celebration would not be possible without generous donations form businesses and individuals. PG&E is once again the Grand Finale Sponsor. The Woodland Elks Lodge, Waste Management, Adams Grain, Conaway Preservation Group, Nugget Markets, and Food-4-Less are Shooting Star Sponsors. RDM Audio Visual Rentals, Main Street Music Studios, Denny Design, the WAVE, Woodland Chamber of Commerce, Woodland Healthcare, Clark Pacific, and Best, Best & Krieger are Roman Candle Sponsors. Sparkler sponsors include West Yost Associates, Valley Tire Center, Pioneer Investors, Turn of the Century, Teichert, Dr. Glen Warganich-Stiles & Dr. Bill Marble, the Wiseman Company, Davies Enterprises, Lawson Property Management, Tom & Meg Stallard, BlackPine Holdings, and Woodland Recreation Foundation. For additional information about all of these events, visit www.cityofwoodland.org or call The Woodland Community Services Department at 661-2000.
Fun Run: Kick off the day with the Woodland Schools Foundation July Fourth 5-3-1 Run! This year's event features timed runs: one-mile walk/run and a USATF-certified 5K (3.1 mile) walk/run and five-mile run. Visit www.woodlandschoolsfoundation.org and look under Upcoming Events to register or for more information.
Pancake Breakfast: The Woodland Professional Firefighters Association annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast will be held at Fire Station #3 (1550 Springlake Court) from 8 am until 11 am. Cost is $5 per person, children five and under are free. Donations are being raised for the Woodland Music Boosters. Visit www.WPFA4029.org for more information.
Bike Parade and Freeman Park Family Fun Fest: The City of Woodland and the Woodland Bike Campaign are proud to host the annual 4th of July Bike Parade & Celebration for kids and adults. This special family-friendly event is growing and the goal is to see 500 bikes roll down Main Street this year. Businesses are invited to participate by decorating a bike and/or wagon. Wheelchairs are welcome. Decorating and registration begins at 9 am at Heritage Plaza (or you may come with your bikes already decorated). The parade will begin at 10 am (prizes for the best decorated bikes will be awarded at Freeman Park). Bayside Church and Watermelon Music have generously donated their time and services to make this event possible.
The Main Street Parade of Bikes will begin at 10 am and will ride to Freeman Park where there will be live music performed by Yolo Mambo. To volunteer to help at this fun event, or for more information contact the Woodland Bike Campaign, Maria Contreras at (530) 753-1125 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ice-Cream Social: The Woodland Senior Center Computer Club will be hosting its annual ice-cream social from 1 pm – 3 pm at the Woodland Community & Senior Center. Come cool off, enjoy refreshments, and be entertained by dancers and music. Cost is $2.00. Raffles tickets will also be sold.
Swim Fest: A free swim fest will be held from 1 pm – 4 pm at the Charles Brooks Community Swim Center. Bring your towels and sunscreen.
Fireworks Celebration: The pre-fireworks festivities will begin at 6 pm at Woodland High School. Bounce houses, an obstacle course, games, music, and food will be available. Following a traditional Honor Guard ceremony conducted by the American Legion and the singing of the National Anthem, a spectacular fireworks show is scheduled to begin around 9 pm. No personal fireworks, alcohol, glass, or pets!