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San Mateo | 4th of July Parade & Midway Games | 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring along cash for games and food

Highlands Recreation District | 1851 Lexington Ave, San Mateo, CA



San Mateo | 4th of July Parade & Midway Games | 2015Come celebrate Independence Day in 2015 in San Mateo with a 4th of July parade followed by a festival with midway carnival games. The 2015 parade theme is “Come One, Come All.”

Decorate a float or your bike and march in the parade that travels along Lexington Ave. from Powhatan Place to Newport Street.

July 4, 2015 Schedule of Events
10 am: Parade Begins (Lexington Ave)
11 am to 3 pm: Midway Games, Pie Eating Contest, Shooting Gallery, Archery, Thee-legged Race, Potato Sack Race, Water Balloon Toss, Shaved Ice & Cotton Candy, & Food Booths (Rec Center Parking Lot)
1 pm: Award Presentations (Rec Center)
San Mateo | 4th of July Parade & Midway Games | 2015

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Cost: FREE*

*Free, but bring along cash for games and food

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Categories: **Annual Event**, 4th of July, Eating & Drinking, Fun & Games, Kids & Families
Address: 1851 Lexington Ave, San Mateo, CA

Saturday, July 4, 2015

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