The people of Rocklin and its surrounding communities have picked up again this year where the City left off. Celebrate America took the place of the Rocklin Jubilee last year when the City of Rocklin cut the funding for the decades-running event. But never fear – the private sector is here!
With the help of K-Love/Air-1 and dozens of other sponsoring businesses and donating individuals, Sunset Christian Center is hosting the 2nd Annual Celebrate America event at the Twin Oaks Park in Rocklin tonight. Gates open at 4PM, and the patriotic musical extravaganza begins at 8PM and ends with an aerial fireworks show. This free family-friendly event will be a treat for young and old, and be especially poignant for our veterans, police, and firefighters.
Activities from 4PM to 8PM include several local food vendors; bounce houses and inflatables, including water slides, in the kids Playland; a military display with all branches of the service, including rock climbing walls, a Blackhawk helicopter, and more; face painting and balloon twisting clowns; and local talent acts on the main stage. Entertainers include dance troupes, martial artists, an illusionist, and surprise crowd pleasers. (We could tell you who they are and what they do – but that would ruin the surprise!)
At 8PM over 150 cast, choir and crew members who have been working hard for months bring you the Celebrate America show. This colorful, flag-waving celebration is a patriotic salute to our great country. It incorporates music, dance, drama, a full military processional, fun sing-a-longs, and features 4-time Dove Award Artist of the Year Natalie Grant as the guest performer. K-Love’s Larry Wayne will narrate the show, and special guests include Congressman Tom McClintock and Assemblyman Ted Gaines as well as Sunset’s own Pastor Greg Fairrington.
And what would an Independence Day celebration be without fireworks? At the end of a rousing rendition of "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "You’re a Grand Old Flag" medley, the show ends and an aerial fireworks display begins. You’ll “Ooooo and Ahhhhh” over this perfect exclamation point to a moving tribute to everything good about America. Celebrate America is an event you won’t want to miss. For more information, and to see blogs, photos and videos, please visit CelebrateAmericaOnline.com.