By Anthony Saude
Eastvale– As June winds down many local residents will head down to Eastvale’s Annual Picnic in the Park celebration, an annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of people.
The Annual Picnic in the Park kick off is a free pre-4th of July celebration with a three-day festival hosted by the Jurupa Community Services District Parks and Recreation Department.
Those who have lived in the City of Eastvale for awhile know that Picnic in the Park is the one event everyone looks forward to every year. Picnic in the Park has become a tradition to kicking off the summer for many residents.
This year, many residents and nearby locals will enjoy live music, inflatable jumpers, picnic games, carnival rides, and more than 90 vendors will be selling food and merchandise.
On opening day, Friday, June 22, will feature a live musical performance by the “The Answer” a classic rock cover band. Show starts promptly at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, June 23, the event will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. this day is perhaps the most anticipated day of them all. Many residents will rush in to save themselves the “perfect spot” to view the anxiously awaited firework show to begin at 9 p.m.
The three-day celebration will continue Sunday, June 24 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., with a salsa making contest, many local residents will be there to vie for the coveted annual prize.
This year’s Picnic in the Park will begin a summer season of non-stop fun for children and adults in the Eastvale and the surrounding communities. And if this wasn’t enough, Moonlight Cinema will be back again this year offering a night of family fun in watching some of your favorite movies under the stars. Bring your chairs and blankets to watch the following movies that will be shown at Orchard Park.
Future movies include:
- June 9- The Lion King
- July 7 – Grease
- August 11 – The Incredibles
- September – Only the Brave
As the City of Eastvale keeps growing so do the events! For those who attended the 2016 Picnic in the Park, JCSD wants to hear from you. You can go to www.surveymoneky.com/s/JCSDPIP and take the survey that will include about 44 questions to share any comments or recommendations for next year’s Picnic in the Park. For additional information visit www.parks.jcsd.us or call (951) 727-3524.