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Albany | Facial Hair Contest, Free Ice Cream & July 4th Fest | 2014

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Friday, July 4, 2014 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Most activities are free, but a kid's Fun Band is $5 and gets you unlimited activities. Registration cost may apply to enter contests, but they are free to watch.

Memorial Park (Albany) | 1331 Portland Avenue, Albany, CA



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The little, friendly city of Albany throws one of the quirkiest July Fourth celebrations in the Bay with a Mustache Contest, a baby race called the Diaper Derby, a reptile vivarium and free ice cream on July 4, 2014.

2014 activities include:

Live Music by: Bangers & Grass (12-1 pm)

Albany Lions Watermelon Eating Contest (1:10-1:35 pm)

Albany | Facial Hair Contest, Free Ice Cream & July 4th Fest | 2014Beard & Mustache Contest: Start growing that mustache or beard (or make one at home). Prizes will be given for the natural and unnatural. (1:40-1:55 pm)

Free Ice Cream (1:55 pm) courtesy of Albany Chamber of Commerce

4th Annual Diaper Derby: 2 pm (Register at Derby table by 1:30)
Who’s got the fastest baby in town? Divisions: Crawlers: 6-10 months (10 feet), Crawlers: 11+ months (15 feet), Tippy Toe Toddlers: 11-24 months, & Tippy Toe Toddlers: 24-30 months. Register at the Diaper Derby table.

East Bay Vivarium Reptile Show (2:30-3:10 pm)

4th of July Pet Show: Got a favorite pet you wanna show off? Bring it down to the famous 4th of July Pet Show. There will be prizes for Best Trick, Smallest Pet, Biggest Pet, Look Alike (owner & pet), Ugliest, Cutest and Most Patriotic. (3:10-3:35 pm)

New: APAL Car Show: 12-3 pm
Got a jewel of a car to show off? Register for the 4th of July Car Show by filling out the online application by June 10. (APAL Car Show Application) You can also visit the APAL website or contact Peggy by calling 526-7855.

Family Games: 3:30-4 pm
Make sure you are ready for the Family Games including 3-legged races, an egg toss, sack races, and hippity hop races

Kids can purchase a Fun Band for $5 that gets them unlimited use of the:

  • Zip Line
  • Pony Rides
  • Mega Rock Wall
  • Petty Zoo
  • Jump Houses
  • Game Tent (Ping Pong, Air Hockey, Foosball)
  • Dunk Tank
  • Bull Ride
  • Human Hamster Balls
  • Facepainting

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE*

*Most activities are free, but a kid's Fun Band is $5 and gets you unlimited activities. Registration cost may apply to enter contests, but they are free to watch.

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Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, 4th of July, East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, Kids & Families, Live Music
Address: 1331 Portland Avenue, Albany, CA

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