Concord Celebrates July 4th with Fire Truck Pull, Run, Parade & Entertainment

July 2, 2013 10:17 am · 0 comments

Concord’s 4th of July Jubilee at Todos Santos Plaza has a new addition this year. Organizers have announced a benefit Fire Truck Pull competition on Salvio Street next to Todos Santos Plaza to benefit Special Olympics. Ten person teams with lots of heart will pull sponsor Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery’s fire truck weighing 44,000 pounds for 20 feet to claim bragging rights as the fastest and strongest team. Start time is 10:15 a.m.

Festivities begin at 6:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast hosted by Concord Diablo Rotary Club. Breakfast will be served until 11 a.m., followed by hot dogs until 3 p.m. Tickets are $5.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. for the Concord Police Association’s annual Stars & Stripes 5K Run/Walk and the Kid’s Fun Run. Stomper, the Oakland A’s mascot, will be on hand for the kid’s run at 8:15 a.m. The adults have an 8:30 a.m. start. The run/walk benefits the Monument Crisis Center and the Concord Police Association’s Community Fund that supports local charities and community programs.

The 4th of July Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Mt. Diablo High School. The parade travels down Grant Street, turns right on Willow Pass Road, right on Mt. Diablo Street and left on Almond Street to finish at the Mt. Diablo High School rear parking lot.

The Concord 4th of July Jubilee continues until 3 p.m. Entertainment on the main stage will feature Diablo Valley College’s Rock Rhythm & Blues Revue in a showcase presentation.

Todos Santos Plaza is located in downtown Concord on Willow Pass Road between Mt. Diablo and Grant streets. Ample free parking is available in the municipal parking garage on Salvio Street between Grant and Colfax streets and in the Todos Santos Parking Center at the corner of Concord Avenue and Salvio.

For more information about the Jubilee, fire truck pull, parade or the Stars & Stripes Run, visit www.concordjuly4th.com.

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