Where / When: , 858 University Ave, Los Altos / 8:30 am,
Why Go: This 41st year event is Los Altos' oldest 4th of July event and a tradition of hundreds of locals. If you're new to Los Altos, it's a great way to join in. Enjoy a free, old fashioned pancake breakfast of fruit, sausage, coffee, juice, homade pancakes. The mayor, city officials, police, and firemen are especially invited. Boy Scout Troop 31 will present the flag and patriotic music will be supplied by the renowned Burk family. All the food has been donated by local merchants and any donations will go to a local charity finding and supporting good homes for foster children in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Where / When : , 26379 Fremont Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 / 9:30-11 a.m., July 4
Why Go: Every conveyance you can imagine is here for Los Altos Hills’ little do-it-yourself parade from Town Hall to Gardner Bullis School. Due to the number of young participants, all pets must be on leashes, no horses, and only non-gas-powered vehicles participate in this walking event. Watermelon from The Milk Pail Market and ice cold drinks will be provided. Plus, there’s even a poem:
Come big, come small,/ come one and all.... /
Bring your scooters and bikes, / your po-gos and trikes!
Carry streamers and flags, / Decorate Moms and Dads!
Be Uncle Sam or just a big ham / in your Stars and your stripes
and your Red, White and Blue... / Help spread the word
whatever you do, / because we are having our Fourth of July
Parade for YOU!
Where / When: Shoup Park , 400 University Ave. / 10:30-2 p.m. (immediately following the Los Altos Hills’ Parade), July 4
Why Go: Assistant Principal Cristy Dawson emcees, the mayors of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills talk, and then there’s fun, games and food! Hot dogs by Quick Dog, face-painting, balloon art, a petting zoo, games, a dunk tank, for starters. Baskin Robbins Ice Cream, Paradise Shave Ice and superb entertainment by Ye Olde Towne Band, rounds up the rest of the reasons why you shouldn’t miss this Los Altos event, sponsored by the Los Altos Community in partnership with Foundation, the City of Los Altos, the Los Altos Town Crier, Los Altos Rotary, and the American Legion of Los Altos.