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Celebrate July 4, benefit beautification efforts

FALLBROOK – On Saturday, July 4, the Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens will host the All-American celebration of Independence Day, with the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance as a charity partner.

Gates will open earlier this year – at 2 p.m., allowing for plenty of time to enjoy the event. Abundant off-site parking is available off Peppertree Lane.

As a family-friendly event, children under 10 are free and adult general admission is $25. General admission attendees should bring low-backed chairs and blankets for seating on the lawn. (Premium seating at The Veranda is also available, with details online at

Attendees are asked not to bring outside food and beverage, umbrellas, skateboards, bicycles, sporting equipment or pets. Plenty of food and beverage will be available at reasonable prices by local vendors. Fallbrook Coffee, Estrella's, Trupiano's, 127 West Social House, Rib Shack, Fallbrook Winery, The Veranda and Froyo will all participate, providing a wide variety of tasty fare and refreshments.

The Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA) will benefit from this event. Some of the FBA’s important contributions to the community include provision and maintenance of downtown flower pots, maintenance and beautification of North and South Mission Road medians, maintenance of public art, graffiti cleanup, maintenance of military Welcome Home fence, Clean Up/Recycling Day each September, and maintenance and beautification of Pico Promenade and Jackie Heyneman Park.

At the July 4 event, the FBA will hold a silent auction; organize the Quack-Up Cup Rubber Duck Races, Rubber Raft Regatta and a variety of children’s activities, and provide a host of volunteers to assist throughout the day.

This year’s celebration will bring the opportunity to taste wines in a tropical atmosphere and listen to two different live bands. Euphoria Brass Band will perform from 3:15 to 6 p.m. in the Pavilion and Baytown Band will entertain the crowd at the main lakeside stage from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., followed by a spectacular fireworks show over the lake.

Tickets and detailed information are available through or


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