The City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department is gearing up to host its annual July 4th Celebration, Saturday, July 3, through Sunday, July 4, at Lincoln Park. The City has released a full schedule of events offering a variety of activities for all members of the family.
8:00 am to 12:00 pm – Farmers’ Market Open
10:00 am to 6:00 pm – Kiddieland Amusement Park rides opens
11:00 am to 5:00 pm – American Legion Baseball All American Classic at Jaycee Ball Park
4:00 pm – Bicycle Ride starting at Lincoln Center and organized by Tailwind Cyclists. Two ride distance options available: 10 miles OR 30 miles. Maps will be provided. Ride is unsupported meaning there is no one to call for help. Helmets are mandatory. Riders should bring at least 1 water bottle.
5:00 pm to dusk – Arts, Crafts & Food Vendors set up at Lincoln Park.
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Live Entertainment by J3 Band
7:30 pm – Firecracker 5K Run at Lincoln Center. The first 50 runners registered will receive a free race t-shirt. The registration fee is $15 prior to race day and $20 the day of the race.
8:00 am to dusk – Arts, Crafts & Food Vendors set up at Lincoln Park.
8:00 am to 1:00 pm – Information Booth opens at Lincoln Park Pavilion #3.
8:30 am to 10:30 am – Fishing Derby at Lincoln Park pond. Parents, grandparents and kids can dust off their fishing poles and compete in the Fishing Derby. Divisions include adults and children, so all members of the family can participate. First, second and third-place prizes will be awarded for the most fish. Participants must bring their own pole, bait and chair. No preregistration is required. Registration fee is $4 for adults and $2 for kids age 16 and under.
9:00 am – Rollin’ Nostalgia Car Show at the McNally Drive entrance to Lincoln Park. Classic car aficionados will feature their vehicles along McNally Drive. Admission is free and open to the public. Car check in will be located at the northeast entrance of the Don Gutteridge Sports Complex.
9:30 am – Pride of Pets Dog Parade at Lincoln Park Pavilion #1 sponsored by the SEK Humane Society. Line up begins at 9:00 am at the pavilion.
10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Kiddieland Amusement Park rides open
1:00 pm – Bocce Tournament at Lincoln Park Bocce Courts. Teams can register for $10 per 2 person team. Preregistration is highly encouraged. Teams must register by 12:30 pm at Lincoln Park Pavilion #3, in order to play.
1:30 pm – Free Youth Disc Golf Clinic at the Lincoln Park Disc Golf Course. This event is open to children ages 17 and under. Attendees will meet near the west side of Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th St. Preregistration is highly encouraged.
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm – $1 Swim Day at Pittsburg Aquatic Center. Children under three years swim for free. All other swimmers pay just $1.
2:00 pm – Free Youth Freedom Fling Disc Golf Tournament at the Lincoln Park Disc Golf Course. This event is open to children ages 17 and under. Attendees will meet near the west side of Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th St. Preregistration is highly encouraged.
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Live Entertainment at the JJ Richards Band Dome at Lincoln Park. This event features performances by Copperhead at 6:00 pm and Stone Country at 8:00 pm.
10:00 pm – Fireworks Display – The celebration concludes with a bang, during the annual fireworks display. The show begins at 10:00 pm at Lincoln Park. Attendees can tune in to local radio station 96.9 FM for display music. This event is free and open to everyone.
For more information, contact the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department at (620) 231-8310 or visit www.pittks.org. Online registration is available at https://pprd.pittks.org. Event updates can be found on the department’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pprd1.