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July 4 a time for family celebration

By: Jim Gray Roseville Mayor
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Roseville?s All-American Fourth of July Celebration parade is a great opportunity to celebrate Independence Day in a fun, family-friendly setting. The parade festivities begin at 10 a.m. at the Riverside/Vernon/Douglas intersection. The parade marches down Vernon Street past the Civic Center, turns right on Lincoln Street and ends at Royer Park. Entering the parade is free and all types of categories make it fun and easy to show your American patriotic spirit. Floats, bands, marching groups, clowns, cars, pets, bicycles and motorcycles are just some of the many categories on display. Later that night, fireworks will light up the sky above the Placer County Fairgrounds. The show starts at about 9:30 p.m. Admission and parking is free and the fairground gates open at 7 p.m. Before the parade, from 8-9:30 a.m. the Roseville Community Crime Stoppers organization once again will host the ?Run Crime Out of Roseville? 5K Run/Walk that begins and ends at Royer Park. After the parade, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., your family can enjoy fun games, tasty food treats from vendors and free live entertainment by the Capitol Pops Concert band at Royer Park. Roseville?s annual All- American Fourth of July Celebration is sponsored by the city of Roseville, the Roseville Chamber of Commerce and The Press-Tribune along with generous support from Roseville businesses, community organizations and other local sponsors. The Performing Arts of Roseville sponsors the Capitol Pops Concert Band as part of its ?Music in the Park? series for 2008. ? For more information go to