Thursday, June 26, 2014

Clairemont's Favorite Event for 25 Years: Clairemont Family Day August 2nd

by Kathy Guilfoyle

An annual favorite, the Clairemont Family Day celebration on Saturday August 2nd, 2014 will mark the 25th year of this full day of family fun, food and local vendors. The theme this year is "Memories" and there will be photographs of previous family days through the years and a designated place where participants can leave their memories on a chalk wall.

It all takes place on Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m at the South Clairemont Park on Clairemont Drive and is sponsored by the South Clairemont Park and Recreation Council.

Clairemont Drive is one of the most historic streets in the Clairemont area.  According to the Save Our Heritage Organization in the mid-century era, the 50’s and 60’s, Clairemont Drive was a main street. What better place to celebrate local history than at the Clairemont Family Day. Families can enjoy local “fair” food, swim for free, shop for gifts and watch the entertainment from dance studios, singers, local cheerleaders and bands.

Activities include the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. which includes intergenerational and special needs volunteers working side by side with the Clairemont Hills Kiwanis. The Greatest Show on Turf Car Show will display those much loved vintage cars from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Swimming is free  for the whole family at the Clairemont Community Pool from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Local artists and performers will be entertaining on the stage and other attractipony and carnival rides, local vendors and food. Civic groups and organizations, local community leaders and representatives, artists and craftsmen, and others will line the park with their wares and materials in booths.

Demonstrations include CorePower Yoga and Tai Chi. Fifth generation Tai Chi Master Henry Cheng will demonstrate Wu Style Pushing Hands using a gentle touch with his students from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. His students will perform the ancient swords and sabers as well as the Tai Chi flow where the public is invited to participate.

Opening ceremonies include the Color Guard: Sons of the American Revolution, national anthem by Laura Hardin and award for a community leader.

Booths are still available to rent for the day and forms are available at www.clairemontfamilyday.com. Businesses, Non-profits and Arts and Crafts persons can sign up for a fee. Sponsorships are always welcome and those interested can contact Clairemont Family Day Chair Chris Pierce at 858 427-4843 or christopherpierce@gmail.com.

CLAIREMONT FAMILY DAY
South Clairemont Park
3605 Clairemont Drive
San Diego, CA 92117


 

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