Palos Verdes Peninsula’s Fourth of July Celebrations

Palos Verdes Peninsula’s Fourth of July Celebrations

Palos Verdes Peninsula’s Fourth of July Celebrations 2014 give Palos Verdes homes owners two different kind of festivities to enjoy during the daylight hours.  One will take place at Malaga Cove School and the other at Point Vicente Park Community Center – each one giving residents a full day of fun.

Palos Verdes Estates homes owners will be holding their 53rd Annual Independence Day Celebration at Malaga Cove School.  The celebration is an annual community tradition where volunteers work together to provide a day of family fun and renew a sense of appreciation for our independence and freedom.  This year’s Kenneth T. Norris Heritage of Freedom Award recipient is G.W. Bailey, Executive Director of the Sunshine Kids Foundation.  The Van Dine Family Americanism Award Winners are local residents Patricia Foltz & Gene Roeder members of Friends of the Library. This award is given each year to a Palos Verdes resident who has contributed in a special way to the quality of life in America.  Ms. Foltz & Mr. Roeder are being honored for organizing the Library’s monthly book sales and the Books for Troops program which sends books to military personnel overseas, the USO and Wounded Warriors.  The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with Apple Pie Entries being accepted for judging.  Face Painting will also be offered to get children ready for the big Children’s Patriotic Bicycle Parade which starts at 10:10 a.m.  At 10:15 Jim Gamble will once again entertain with his All American Puppet Show; and at 10:30 a.m. the formal program and award presentations will begin.  After the dedication ceremonies, (and beginning around noon) there will be picnics, family games and patriotic music.

Malaga Cove School is located at 300 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. For more information go to

Rancho Palos Verdes will be hosting their 39th Annual Independence Day celebration at Point Vicente Park Civic Center located at 30940 Hawthorne Boulevard from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Starting at 11:00 a.m. the entertainment guests will be PV Strings, 11:30 Flag Ceremony, 11:45 PV Symphonic Band, 12:30 Mayors Welcome, 12:45 Games, Hula Hoop contest & Pie Eating, 2:30 Jim Gamble Puppets, and from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Country Music entertainment will be Boomer McLennan and the Rhythm Rangers.  There will also be dog demonstrations, a pet adoption, petting zoo and pony rides, food court and beer & wine garden.  Admission to the celebration is free, but parking is $5.  There is a complimentary shuttle service provided from Ralph’s Market (Hawthorne & Crest) and the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.  For more information contact the Rancho Palos Verdes Recreation and Parks Dept. at (310) 544-5260.

Click here to read my prior article on Palos Verdes Fourth of July celebrations

Photo courtesy of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes

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