The City of Santa Ana’s 40th annual Fiestas Patrias Festival will take place on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 2018. The festivities begin at 12:00 p.m. each day on Flower Street between Santa Ana Blvd. and Civic Center Dr. This annual tradition celebrates Santa Ana’s vibrant Mexican culture with A-list performers each night, delicious food, affordable shopping, interactive activities, and exciting carnival rides for children of all ages. The Festival will also include a beer garden open for adults only to enjoy cold, refreshing beverages as well as VIP ticket areas. Continue reading
The 57th Annual Tustin Tiller Days will be held on: October 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2014. The hours the festival will be open are:
- Friday, October 3rd: 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
- Saturday, October 4th: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Sunday, October 5th: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
- Note: Carnival will remain open until 10:00 PM on Sunday.
- Parade: Saturday @ 10:00 AM. The parade will start at the corner of Main and Pacific and end at Prospect and Beneta at the Festival Grounds.
The Santa Ana 2012 Fiestas Patrias parade ran for about an hour and a half today, starting at 4 pm. I got there a few minutes late and missed Mayor Miguel Pulido, who was apparently riding in a Wells Fargo stagecoach, but I caught everyone else.
Above you wil find a slideshow of the politicians and the floats, and everything else. The parade featured men on horseback, someone in a bear costume, native dancers, and even a couple of ninjas.
Here are some of the high, or low lights to look for: Continue reading
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MEDIA ALERT- LATEST NEWS FROM THE GARDEN GROVE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL TWO NEW KID SHOW STARS ADDED TO PARADE’S CELEBRITY LINE-UP
— Aedin Mincks and Mindy Sterling from Disney’s A.N.T. Farm join 12-Star Group –
GARDEN GROVE, CA (May 10, 2012) — For the 54th year thousands of children will come again to the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival to ride the rides, savor the strawberries and wave to stars from their favorite shows who’ll be riding in the festival’s parade. The parade starts Saturday, May 26th at 10 a.m. Then at 1:30 p.m. fans will line up to get celebrity autographs at the signing booth. Two new additions to the festival’s 12-star celebrity line-up are Aedin Mincks and Mindy Sterling from the Disney Channel’s hit show
Wilshire Square Neighborhood Association “Holiday Procession”
Sun., Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m. Wilshire Square Neighborhood Assoc. hosts a Holiday Procession.
Enjoy SAPD Chief Walters on horseback, Saddleback H.S. Percussion Drill Regiment Band, Santa & Mrs. Claus & Elves and Shriner Clowns.
Route: 1100 block of S. Ross St. to W. Russell St. to S. Sycamore to W. Borchard to S. Garnsey to W. Russell to S. Ross.
At 5:30 pm. tell Santa Claus your Christmas wish list! Click here for additional information.
Wilshire Square’s “Old Fashioned Christmas”
Schedule of Events
- Monday, December 6 Deadline for Holiday Lighting Contest Win: 1st Prize $100, 2nd Prize $75 or 3rd Prize $50 Sponsored by: Prudential California Realty
- Sunday, December 12 Christmas Parade at 4:30 p.m.
- At 5:20 p.m. visit Santa & Mrs. Claus!
- Parade Route: 1100 block of S. Ross St. to W. Russell to S. Sycamore to W. Borchard to S. Garnsey to W. Russell to the 1100 block of S. Ross St.
- Wear your favorite Vintage Clothes — Grandpa’s suspenders or Grandma’s apron to watch or march with the Parade!
Wilshire Square FACEBOOK or call Mary 714/380-2210
September 16, 2010 will mark the 200th anniversary of Father Hidalgo’s call (El Grito) for Mexico’s independence from Spain.
The Fourth Street Mexican Independence Day Festivities has been a positive community event supported by the downtown businesses and the community for the past 21 years.
Given the significance of the Bicentennial a wide variety of activities are planned throughout the year in Santa Ana including an official El Grito ceremony at the Bowers Museum on September 15; a Bicentennial festival including a carnival on Fourth Street in Downtown on September 18 and 19; a symbolic El Grito ceremony and a parade on Sunday, September 19.
Other activities will include a series of city-wide Mexican Independence cultural events highlighting the historical significance of the El Grito Bicentennial.
Click here to see all the events that the Mexican consulate is sponsoring.
Fiestas De Independencia – Fiestas Patrias Downtown Festival
Save the Date: Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19
Location: Fourth Street from Mortimer to Ross
Live entertainment, cultural booths, food, carnival, fun for the entire family
Fiestas Patrias De Orange County Parade
Save the date: Sunday, September 19
Time 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Route: Main Street to Civic Center Drive to Flower
Starting point: 17th and Main
Ends at Flower and Civic Center
Santa Ana Bicentennial Film Festival
The Santa Ana Film Fiesta is a film festival component of The City of Santa Ana’s 2010 “Fiestas Patrias – Fiestas de Independencia” Mexican Bicentennial events. It’s a celebration of the Santa Ana’s Latino heritage through cinema and an educational tour of Santa Ana’s historic roots.
This unity-building event will provide downtown audiences, both new arrivals and traditional families, with entertaining events throughout the City of Santa Ana that deepen relationships with local cultural groups, businesses, colleges and the film industry.
Valequez Publishing and Promotions
State Senator Lou Correa with Jesse and Nellie Saenz of Garden Grove
More than 200 years ago, our nation’s Founding Fathers set out to create a blueprint for our freedom and democracy by writing the Declaration of Independence. On July 4, 1776, they built a foundation of democracy as immigrants from around the world who came to America looking for a better life. Every Fourth of July, we are thankful for the blessings of our great country.
As we join our families and friends for Fourth of July weekend, let’s take some time to appreciate the freedoms we have in the United States. This is also an appropriate time to give thanks to our service members, past and present, for their strength and courage protecting our country every day.
Please be sure to take safety precautions while traveling, using the BBQ, and swimming this holiday weekend. Also, please remember fireworks are prohibited in most Orange County cities. For more information about Fourth of July safety tips, visit here.
From my family to yours, have a safe and memorable Independence Day!
State Senator, 34th District
Fireworks programs in Senator Correa’s District:
4th of July Fire Works Show and Activities
Peralta Park & Canyon High School
July 3: 5:30 am to 10 pm
The Canyon Hills Community Council and the Anaheim Hills Rotary Club invite you to the 22nd annual Freedom Celebration. Activities will include a Firecracker run and walk, a pancake breakfast, a dog show, food and games, a Fourth of July parade, and a Fire Work’s Show. Visit http://www.chccanaheim.com for more information.
July 4th Celebration
Fullerton High School Stadium
@ the corner of Lemon and Berkeley
July 4: 5 pm to 9:30 pm
An old-fashioned Independence Day celebration is in store for Saturday, July 4, when the City of Fullerton presents its Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival. There will be live music, fireworks, games and food. Click here for more information.
American Independence Day Celebration
Civic Center Plaza/Santa Ana Main Library
26 Civic Center Drive, Santa Ana
July 3: 10 am to 3 pm
Celebrate America’s independence as Santa Ana honors the men and women who have kept the United States free. Events include a history walk, library book sale, children’s fun zone, live music, booths, raffles and food.
Independence Day Celebration
7200 Plaza Street, Westminster
July 3: 11 am to 4 pm
Westminster’s Independence Day Celebration will include fun for the whole family. Events include a car show, attractions for kids, live music, dancers, a DJ, and food.
For more information about summer events, camps, school programs and more in your city, visit these websites:
California State Senator Lou Correa – District 34
Web site: http://www.senate.ca.gov/Correa
E-mail: Senator Lou Correa
State Capitol, Room 5052
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4034 District Office
2323 N. Broadway, Ste. 245
Santa Ana, CA 92706
State Senator Lou Correa and friends walk in the Fiestas Parade
I visited “Las Fiestas de Independencia” today, in Santa Ana. My six year old son, Jacob, and I had a blast. The crowds were about 25-35% less than last year, but there were still a lot of folks there to watch the parade and to have fun at the booths set up in the festival area on 4th St.
Several local elected officials showed up to ride in the parade, which started a bit after 4pm today. Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido rode atop a vintage firetruck that is owned and maintained by the Santa Ana Firemen’s Benevolent Association. You can see more pictures of the parade after the flip. Continue reading