The gates will open at 4pm for this fun, family friendly 4th of July celebration complete with delicious food, lots of fun for all ages, and culminating in a spectacular fireworks show at 9pm. There will also be a raffle with big prizes like Fuel Depot cards worth $500, an Apple iPad, two nights at the BACARA, and $1,000 in Cash. Thanks to local sponsors, admission for children 12 and under is FREE, and so are the inflatable jumpers, train rides, face painting, and lots more activities. Adult admission is only $6 and all proceeds help fund local charities.
The Fireworks Festival is a charitable event organized by the members of The Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime, and the Rotary Evening Club of Goleta. The event is organized and run solely by volunteers from these organizations and the community. Each year, the festival serves a dual purpose- as an important family friendly community event, and a fundraiser for local charities like the Los Prietos Boys Camp, Unite to Light, Goleta Teen of the Year, clean water projects, community college scholarships, as well as troop and youth support.
Schedule of Events
4 p.m. – Gates open
4 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Free kids’ games (Kids’ Land & Centerstage)
4:45 p.m. – Emcee Eric Onnen Welcome & announcements 1st Raffle Prize
5 p.m. – Jason Campbell and the Drive
5PM – 5:45 Pie-eating contest (Kids’ Land)
5:30 p.m. – Water balloon toss (Kids’ Land)
6 p.m. – Hula-Hoop contest main stage & – Ongoing Raffle Prize Drawings
6:30 – Holly Hungett & Friends – (surprise) participation encouraged!!
7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. – Area 51 plays funk, soul, R&B and Motown
7:45 p.m. – Announcements
8 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. – More Area 51
8:45 p.m. – Raising of flag, national anthem by guitarist Kurt Dohy and singer Becca Solodon
9 p.m. – Fireworks