It’s a Pacific Palisades July 4th Trifecta

School’s out! Summer solstice nears! And you still can’t get the Dodgers on local television!

That means only one thing—it is time to start preparing for the Pacific Palisades Fourth of July celebration.

Remember to register for the Will Rogers 5/10K. The race kicks off Independence Day at 8 a.m. in front of the Palisades Library. Visit:

The award-winning Palisades High School band marched in last year’s Photo: Shelby Pascoe Fourth of July parade.
The award-winning Palisades High School band marched in last year’s Photo: Shelby Pascoe Fourth of July parade.

Local civic and neighborhood groups are sought to march in the parade or enter a homemade float—nothing is more fun than walking or riding down Sunset while waving at your neighbors, providing a Youtube and selfie opportunity. The deadline looms, visit: or email

If decorating is not your forte, PAPA (Palisades Americanism Parade Association) is seeking volunteers. A mere two hours of your time can guarantee a successful community event.

Volunteers particularly needed are:

1. Parade Banner Carriers: Anyone over age 10 is eligible to carry a banner in the parade. Come alone or bring a friend. Arrive at the Methodist Church by 1:30 p.m.

2. Convertible Drivers: A few convertibles and drivers are needed to chauffeur parade dignitaries—this is a great opportunity to showcase a car.

3. Concert/Fireworks helpers: Volunteers needed at the ticket booth and to assist with the concert. Shifts are hour and half, starting at 4 p.m. Concert volunteers receive a T-shirt featuring the concert mascot, Johnny Splash.

Contact PAPA People Coordinator Sylvia Boyd or (310) 454-9566 or Sanjay Borgata sbargotra@

Tickets are on sale for the parade re- served grandstand and for the concert. Visit:

Kids on Bikes Can Win a Prize

Kids, decorate your bike, Razor/scooter or tricycle in a patriotic motif for the Fourth of July parade and you could win first prize ($75), second prize ($50) or third prize ($25). The winner will also have his/her photo printed in the Palisades News.

The Yogurt Shoppe at 873 Swarthmore Ave., and now also at 11726 Barrington Ct. (Brentwood), has hosted the Kids on Bikes brigade for the past five years.

“We’re excited to sponsor this event again,” said storeowner Kevin Sabin. “We are trying to run things as efficiently as possible to ensure that all kids who participate in decorating are judged.”

Youths who want to enter the bicycle decorating contest must come to the Yogurt Shoppe at 873 Swarthmore Ave. (across from CVS) with a fully decorated bike be- tween 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3. Authorization forms will be handed out and a photo of each entry will be taken.

Judges will scrutinize photos, and awards will be presented on July 4 as bikes are assembling for the parade. Only those who have had their photos taken on July 3 will be eligible for prizes.

Everyone is welcome to ride in the parade, as long as they are wearing a helmet and have a completed authorization form, which must be picked up prior to the parade at The Yogurt Shoppe.

The winners can use their gift card at either Yogurt Shoppe location.

Visit: or call: (310) 459-0088.

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