50th Annual Westlake Village 4th of July Parade and Party in the Park

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The 50th Annual City of Westlake Village 4th of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2019 will line up at 9:30 AM and proceed down the decorated four block route at 9:45 AM.

Participants are encouraged to decorate their bike, scooter, skateboard, or wagon in patriotic colors and join the City of Westlake Village for this wonderful patriotic celebration! Residents are also welcome to cheer participants on from the side of the parade route.

Awards for Most Patriotic Pooch, Most Patriotic Baby (0-1), Most Patriotic Toddler (2-4), Most Patriotic Elementary (K-5), Most Patriotic Middle School (Grades 6-8), Most Patriotic High (9-12), Most Patriotic Young Adult (age 19-23), Most Patriotic Adult (24-49), Most Patriotic Senior (55 and up) and Most Patriotic Family!

But wait! Before the parade, starting at 8am, Boy Scout Troop #752’s pancake breakfast will take place at the former Westlake Village Medical Center Property at 4415 Lakeview Canyon at 8:00 am. Breakfast tickets are available for $5 per person or $20 per family.

The event begins at the corner of Lakeview Canyon Road and Agoura Road and marches down the four-block Agoura Road route to Berniece Bennett Park.

Once the parade arrives at the park there will be a U.S. flag retirement ceremony performed by Boy Scout Troup 485, followed by music, inflatables, old-fashioned games and free popsicles and water. The Rotary will be on hand selling hot dogs and snacks, with proceeds benefiting a local charity.

Visit wlv.org/254/Fourth-of-July-Parade or call 818.706.1613 for more information.

Memorial Day Services at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura on Monday, May 27, 2019

Memorial Day Services open to the public on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road, Ventura at 10am.

Program to include an invocation, pledge of allegiance, welcome/introduction, keynote speaker (Captain Jeff Chism from Naval Base Ventura County), nationial anthem, honor guard rifle salute, flag raising, Gold Coast Pipe Band, Taps, benediction and flyover.

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54th Annual "Lest We Forget" Memorial Day Service in Camarillo on Monday, May 27, 2019

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Conejo Mountain Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory will host the 54th Annual “Lest We Forget” Memorial Day Service at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019. The service will be held outdoors with the Santa Monica Mountain Range as a backdrop for the ceremony. Conejo Mountain is located at 2052 Howard Road, Camarillo. Free admission. Free hot dogs!

Event to include the Vietnam War Era “Huey” 205 Bell Helicopter on display, American Legion Riders, Camarillo Community Band, Gold Coast Pipe Band, White Dove Release, Keynote Speaker Jeff Gorell (Deputy Mayor, City of Los Angeles) and more. www.conejomountain.com 805-482-1959

2019 City of Moorpark 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza

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The City of Moorpark presents its 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 (yes...the day before the 4th) at Arroyo Vista Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. Gates open at 3:45 p.m. Festivities start at 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5 per person; children 4 and under are free. Cash only.

Visit moorparkca.gov/578/3rd-of-July-Fireworks-Extravaganza or call 805.517.6300 for more information. 

Event Schedule

  • 3:45 p.m.: Gates Open

  • 4:00 p.m.: Festivities Begin

  • 5:00 p.m.: Live Music

  • 6:45 p.m.: Flag Presentation

  • 7:30 p.m.: Live Music

  • 9:00 p.m.: Fireworks!

Also on hand...over food vendors, face painting, bounce houses and more for an additional charge.

For safety reasons: No BBQs, alcohol, smoking, vaping, fireworks, animals/pets (except service animals) and motorhomes/oversize vehicles are allowed at event.

Our family has attended this event a number of times in the past and we love it. Low key, family friendly fun. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. 

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29th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Pierce Brothers Westlake Village on May 27, 2019

29th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony Scheduled for May 27th at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park

Community members are encouraged to bring their old cell phones and donate them to the Cell Phones for Soldiers campaign.

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Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, a Dignity® provider, will host its 29th Annual Memorial Day Remembrance on May 27. The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast will provide a pre-ceremony concert starting at 10:30 a.m. The free event takes place in the Garden of Valor at Pierce Brothers, 5600 Lindero Canyon Rd., in Westlake Village.

“We are proud to host this important event and to provide a place for our community to gather and remember those who gave their lives for our country,” said Tamara Eacker, general manager of Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park. “We hope that all who mourn can find peace as we honor their loved ones.”

The traditional Avenue of Flags will greet guests, and complement the more than 1,400 flags adorning the graves of our fallen veterans. These individual flags will be placed by local Scouts on May 25.

The event begins with an assembly bugle call and fly over. The ceremony includes:

• The 23rd Marines Color Guard

• Jerry Knotts, Colonel, USAF, (Ret), Executive Director/Producer and Commander, Conejo Valley Chapter, Military Order of the World Wars

• Robert Melsness, Colonel, USAF, (Ret), past president of Conejo-Simi Valley Chapter, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

• Major Gary Dickey, Deputy Chaplain, CA Wing, Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps / USAF Auxiliary

• Representatives from all five branches of services, Veterans of Foreign Wars

• Piper Wally Boggess and The Memorial Day Choir, comprised of singers from the Village Voices Chorale, the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, Valley Harmony Singers, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Temple Judea, and the Forever Young Singers. Gloria Hilliard will direct.

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks will have boxes for donations to Cell Phones for Soldiers near the refreshment tables. Guests are encouraged to donate gently used phones and accessories, which are recycled to provide cost-free communication services to active duty military members and veterans.

For information on the Memorial Day ceremony or about Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, please call 818.889.0902.

The Memorial Day Ceremony is produced by members of the Conejo Valley Chapter Military Order of the World Wars, the Conejo-Simi Valley Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, the DiRaimondo Chapter No. 750 of the Military Order of the Purple Hear, the Eric Huberth Post No. 1139 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the 23rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, Camarillo Composite Squadron 61, Group 4, California Wing, USAF Civil Air Patrol, Village Voices Chorale, United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Temple Judea, The Valley Harmony Singers, Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, and other civic-minded individuals and organizations.

About Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park, Mortuary and Crematory, FD 1344 Westlake Village, Calif., is a proud Dignity Memorial provider. The Dignity Memorial network of more than 1,800 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers is North America’s most trusted resource for funeral and memorialization services. Dignity Memorial providers offer an unmatched combination of products and locations serving families with care, integrity, respect and service excellence. For more information, call (818) 889-0902 or visit http://www.piercebrothersvalleyoaks.com.

6th Annual Fireworks Spectacular Show in Westlake Village on Thursday, July 4, 2019

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The 6th Annual Fireworks Spectacular Show will be presented by the City of Westlake Village on July 4, 2019. The fireworks will be fired from the Westlake Village Golf Course at 9:10 pm all the show will run 18 minutes.

The fireworks will be the grand finale to an afternoon of family-friendly activities at the Westlake Village Golf Course Driving Range and parking lot. 4th of July entertainment and activities will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 9:30 pm. The gates at the golf course will open at 5:00 pm and at 6:00 pm at Calvary.

Food truck meal options will be available for purchase. Outside alcohol is not allowed into the venue due to state regulations but will be available for purchase. Seating and picnicking will be available on the Westlake Village Golf Course Driving Range. The event is free and open to the public. Additional information at wlv.org/366/4th-of-July-Fireworks-Show.  

Viewing locations are available at Calvary Community Church, Westlake Village Inn, Westlake Village Golf Course Driving Range, Berniece Bennett Park and surrounding areas.

Parking will be available at Calvary Community Church, Berniece Bennett Park, and the former hospital property. Valet parking is available at the Westlake Village Inn. Parking is not permitted on Agoura Road. Additional free parking is available near Brent's Deli in the parking lot that covers 2799-2835 Townsgate Road and the Westlake Park Place parking lots by 2915, 2931, 2945, 3027 and 3011 Townsgate Road. Please note that only open parking spaces are for public parking - any parking spaces marked reserved are not available to the public. Please follow the signage on Townsgate Road to locate these lots. 

2019 City of Calabasas 4th of July Fireworks, Fun Runs, Splash Party and Pet Show

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The City of Calabasas will proudly host the community’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Calabasas High School on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and fireworks show begins at 9:00 p.m. The family-oriented, fun-filled event will feature live music, a family fun zone and the grand fireworks display! 

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at City Hall (100 Civic Center Way) starting June 1 and at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (23400 Park Sorrento) and Juan Bautista De Anza Park (3701 Lost Hills Road) until July 4. The event usually sells out in advance of July 4th.

The $10 admission price includes parking, entertainment and all activities.  Children under 2 years of age are admitted free. Picnic items permitted (no bottles or open containers).  Food & drinks available for purchase on site: barbecue, sausages, roasted corn, kettle corn, snow cones & more. The Fireworks Spectacular is an alcohol and tobacco free zone. No bottles, pets or umbrellas are permitted.

Summer Splash Party at the Tennis & Swim Center, 2300 Park Sorrento, on July 4th from noon–5:30 pm. Free swimming and tennis, family BBQ, fun, games, and more! For information (818) 222–2782.

42nd Annual Lakeside Fun Run presented by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association. Events begin at 7:45 am and include 4 & 2 mile runs, 2 mile walk and 1/4 mile races for youth. For information call (818) 222–2782 or visit www.imathlete.com. Pre-register by July 1st for discounted fee.

Pet Show presented by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association at the greenbelt at Calabasas Lake at 11am. All pets welcome. Register onsite. Call 818.222.2782 for information.

More information at cityofcalabasas.com/events/fireworks.html.