4th of July in Kenwood!
Sign up, volunteer for July 4 Parade
Sign up now for the Kenwood 4th of July Hometown Parade.
Cars, floats, kids, animals - everyone is invited to march in the parade and show your red, white and blue. This year's parade is being organized by the Kenwood School Association (KSA), and KSA is looking for community volunteers to help out in order to keep the July 4 tradition going strong. Send an email to email@example.com.
If you want a parade application, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or download one at www.kenwoodparade.org. You can also pick up applications at the Kenwood Press office in the Kenwood Shopping Center, 8910 Sonoma Hwy. And best of all, it's free!
Footrace celebrates 45 years
Before the community takes to the streets for the parade, runners from all over Sonoma County will have already made their rounds during the annual Kenwood Footrace. The Kenwood Footrace turns 45 this year and holds the distinction as the oldest running 10K footrace in California. In addition, the event also features a USATF Certified 3K race. Registration is open for both events now.
Race entry includes commemorative Kenwood Footrace glassware to the first 1,250 finishers. (The Top 100 10K finishers receive a special stainless steel pint glass.) All racers receive $5 off the Pancake Breakfast at Kenwood Community Church, which goes on before, during and after the race.
The race starts and finishes at Kenwood Plaza Park. Check-in and race day registration starts at 6 a.m. The 3K race begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 10K at 7:33 a.m.
For more information and to register in advance, visit www.kenwoodfootrace.com.
Pancake breakfast, auction
The Kenwood Community Church will once again be having a pancake breakfast the morning of July 4, as well as a silent auction with lots of great items to bid on. Kenwood Community Church is located on Channing Row right across from Plaza Park. It's a great way to kick off July 4.
Party in Plaza Park
The Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood will once again be hosting a community party in Plaza Park after the parade, featuring games, live music, food, beer and wine, and more.
After the parade, just walk a few more feet into Plaza Park, and enjoy what has become a new community tradition for Kenwood, an opportunity to catch up with neighbors and meet new friends.