Summerfest, the city’s annual four-day summer celebration, is less than a month away, but it’s not too early to start making plans for the event.
The four-day party is set for June 22-25 at the Fountain Valley Sports Park.
You’ll have an opportunity to experience great food, entertainment, fun carnival rides, the FV Classic Car & Truck Show and lots of vendor booths. And this year, the city is also celebrating its 60th anniversary with a Friday night fireworks show and a Saturday morning parade.
The fireworks show will be staged Friday evening, June 23, and a VIP Cocktails and Fireworks Viewing Party is planned. Cost is $25, which includes appetizers and two drink tickets (beer or wine).
The next morning, the city’s 60th Anniversary Parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Heil Avenue. The parade starts at Magnolia Street and concludes inside the Fountain Valley Sports Park after crossing Brookhurst Street.
Longtime Fountain Valley resident and Hall of Fame sportscaster Ed Arnold is the grand marshal.
If you like the rides at Summerest, please take note:
Did you know the number of rides this year is being increased from 24 to 30, including Vertigo, a 120-foot-high swing ride?
You can buy presale ride tickets online prior to Summerfest and get a $5 discount on your wristband. Prices increase during the event.
With that thought in mind, Fountain Bowl is selling Summerfest ride wristbands at a discounted price and if you buy a wristband, you receive a free game of bowling valid at Fountain Bowl.
If you do buy your presale wristbands at Fountain Bowl, you are benefitting the Kiwanis Club of Fountain Valley. This club has been around for a very long time and serves the community in a number of ways. But like any nonprofit organization, the club needs money to operate.
The wristband sales will help the Kiwanis Club support underprivileged children in town and meet the needs of senior citizens in the city. Incidentally, Fountain Bowl owner Gary Forman is a member of the…