Palos Verdes Peninsula’s 2016 Fourth of July Celebrations!

Palos Verdes Peninsula’s 2016 Fourth of July Celebrations!


Palos Verdes Peninsula’s Fourth of July Celebrations 2016  gives 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 55th 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 Nicola Bridges, Founder and President of Capability Rancho which provides activities for special needs youth.  The Van Dine Family Americanism Award will also be presented at the celebration. 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 41st 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.  At 11:00 a.m., there will be  guests entertainers followed at 11:15 with Flag Ceremony, 11:30 PV Symphonic Band, 12:30 Mayors Welcome, 1:00 Watermelon roll contest, 1:15 Egg Toss Contest, 1:30 Pie Eating Contest, 2:00 Jim Gamble Puppets, 2:30 Hula Hoop Contest and starting at 3:00 there will be live music.  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 Department 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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