We've been posting about the Menifee Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Show here on Menifee 24/7, but we wanted to get you the official press release from the City of Menifee...
Menifee, CA --- PRESS RELEASE --- The City of Menifee and its partners, the Lake Menifee Women’s Club and Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District, invite the community to enjoy the 20th Annual Independence Day Celebration and Parade on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Wheatfield Park in Menifee from 5 PM to 9 PM.
A 5:00 PM parade down La Piedra, from Antelope to Menifee Road, will kick off the event for the 20th year. The parade has been a community tradition started by the Lake Menifee Women’s Club that allows community members, organizations and clubs to show off their community pride before enjoying the festivities at Wheatfield Park. This year’s parade Grand Marshall is Sandra Aldridge, Executive Director, Menifee Valley Community Cupboard. The City will be accepting food donations in the parking area to support keeping the shelves stocked through the summer months.
The parade will also feature the Winchester Valley Equestrian Military Flag Unit comprised of members of the Post and the Ladies Auxiliary. The unit will carry the US Flag, the MIA/POW Flag, US Army Flag, US Navy Flag, US Marine Corps Flag, US Air Force Flag, US Coast Guard Flag and pass by the newly constructed Menifee Veterans Memorial at Wheatfield Park.
The main event at Wheatfield Park will be host to over 75 vendor booths, a huge Kids Zone, DJ Scotty Faver, various food choices and a great fireworks show. The event is from 5pm – 9pm at Wheatfield Park, 29500 Menifee Road, Menifee.
Twenty years ago, the Lake Menifee Women’s Club hosted its first Independence Day Celebration and Parade in Menifee to celebrate the area and bring the group of families within the Lake Menifee development closer together. Through a partnership with the City of Menifee, the tradition continues and this City Signature Event is open to everyone to enjoy and celebrate our Independence.
The event, which has become an area draw from all parts of the Southwest Riverside County, has been strategically placed the week prior to the July 4th holiday to cater to the many who wish to celebrate in their home town before getting away for the holiday weekend elsewhere.
Last year, over 7,500 people enjoyed the craft booths, a KidZone, water jumpers, vendors, food, DJ Scotty Favor, the live performance of the “40-19’s” and of course a great fireworks show.