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Kenwood 4th Rotary celebration back with live music, fun

Rotary’s Fourth of July celebration is back. After the infamous parade, head on over to Plaza Park for music, food, and fun, all sponsored by the Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood.

If you’d like to join the parade, register, at

Two bands will perform at the party — the Tonewoods and No Account, featuring Kenwood Press editor- in-chief Paul Goguen on drums. There will also be a hot dog stand, ice cream, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages for purchase. Chateau St. Jean is the sponsoring winery, and rumor has it there will also be plenty of local craft beer on tap sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing. The Kenwood Education Foundation will have their popcorn machine running all day.

Bring a lawn chair and/or picnic blanket, find a shady spot in the park, and kick back and enjoy this whole-town gathering. If you’re feeling energetic, you can play cornhole, toss around a beach ball, make giant bubbles, and let the kids climb on the play structure. Lagunitas Brewing is the official beer sponsor. Other event sponsors include Kunde Family Winery, Marshall’s Garage/Auto Repair, Dirt Farmer, and EBA Engineering.

The Plaza party is a great way to celebrate the Fourth, and leaves you plenty of time to go home and rest up before venturing out to see one of the county’s fireworks displays. See you there!

Details for the day 7:30 a.m.: Empire Runners Club Footrace 10K and 3K; empirerunners. org.

7–11 a.m. Kenwood Community Church Pancake Breakfast, 9637 Channing Row.

8 a.m. – noon: Kenwood Community Church Silent Auction across the street from the Church.

8:30 a.m.: Line up to participate in the parade at Kenwood School. Pre-register at or just show up!

10:15 a.m.: Hometown Fourth of July Parade – the theme this year is “A Family Fourth.”

After the parade: Gather in the park for the Rotary celebration and live music.

For more information and to register for the parade visit kenwoodparade. org.