plus 3 Rivers Pow Wow
By DENNIS WYATT
There are four days of celebration during the Independence Day weekend.
The big day is still the Fourth of July on Monday. It starts with the traditional Manteca Kiwanis pancake breakfast. It takes place from 7 to 11 a.m. at Angelo’s Restaurant on North Main Street near the start of the parade.
The cost is $7 for adult and $4 for children.
The Sunrise Kiwanis 4th of July Parade takes place on North Main and Center streets at 10 a.m. on July 4. The theme this year is “Salute to Our Senior Citizens, Our American Heritage.”
If you are interested in participating contact sunrisekiwanis.com, Manteca Chamber of Commerce or 209-704-6019, for more information.
The City of Manteca aerial fireworks show starts at 9:45 p.m. on Monday, July 4.
Recommended viewing locations are:
*Bella Vista Park, 1580 Bella Terra Drive.
*Dutra Estates Park, 2701 Ancestor Street
*Dutra Estates Mini Park, 1523 Hearthsong Drive
*Dutra Southeast park, 1850 Sparrowhawk Street
*Kevin O’Neill Park, 1282 Laurel Circle
*Roberts Estates Park, 1740 Rail Street.
Fireworks may also be viewed from within the Big League Dreams sports park, 1077 Milo Candini Drive, which is next door to the launch site, Admission is $2. Gates open at 7 p.m.
A Manteca Fourth of July weekend tradition now for 39 years — the Three Rivers Indian Lodge Pow Wow — is July 1-3 at the lodge grounds at 13505 Union Road north of Lathrop Road and Del Webb at Woodbridge.
Grand entry times are Friday, July 1, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 2, at noon; and Sunday, July 3, at 1 p.m.
The bear dance is Friday, July 1, at 10 p.m.
No pets are allowed and people are invited to bring their own chairs. Admission is free although donations are accepted.
There will be vendors and food available for purchase.