Warner Park will light up with music, activities and fireworks at the 11th annual July Fourth Extravaganza, Wednesday.
The festivities will begin at 5:45 p.m. with a flyover of a C-17 aircraft. Then, at 6 p.m., Horace Heidt Jr's Big Band and Friends will play patriotic favorites and classic big band”\ tunes.
and American Idol alumni Jen Hirsh will also be present to sing the National Anthem.
At night, the United States Army will offer an interactive display on Marylee Street, which borders the park. Food booths, arts and crafts activities, and local venders will also be set up throughout the park, along with a children’s play zone.
Then, at 9:08 p.m., a free, 20-minute firework show will light up the sky, with over 8,000 shots planned.
The event is hosted by the Valley Cultural Center, and sponsored by Keyes Motors. Councilmember Zine's office is also a sponsor and a host for the evening. The Council member brought the fireworks show back after a previous display at Pierce College was canceled years ago.
The Valley Cultural Center advises participants to arrive early to guarantee a good viewing spot.
For the event, there is limited street parking available and additional parking is open in all of the Warner Center parking structures between Topanga and Canoga and Oxnard and Califa. Rates are $15, $10 and $5, depending upon location.
For more information, visit the Valley Cultural website here.