Walnut Family Festival & Parade

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 Mark Your Calendars for the 2017 City of Walnut Family Festival:

 Saturday, October 7, 2017 
Suzanne Park (625 Suzanne Rd., Walnut CA)


The City of Walnut and the volunteer Festival Committee invite you to join us as we celebrate all that makes Walnut special! 

The Festival highlights include a Community IMG_3281IMG_3287Parade, Live Entertainment, Kid’s Fun Zone (with rides, games, petting zoo, kiddy train ride, and other attractions), Food Booths, Arts & Crafts vendors as well as a variety of service clubs, youth organizations, businesses, and environmental services. 

Join us for a day of fabulous food, terrific entertainment, wonderful exhibits and lots of fun! Call the Walnut Community Services at (909) 598-5605 for more information. We expect to have a wonderful turnout and hope you can join us! 

Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WalnutFamilyFestival/

Featured Events

  • 9:00 am to 10:30 am: Opening Honor Parade (featuring Community Heroes, local marching bands, City and local officials, Youth Service Groups and Youth Sport groups).  The parade will walk up Suzanne Road from La Puente Road and into Suzanne Park, ending at the Festival Main Stage.
    10:30 am: Opening Ceremonies @ Suzanne Park
  • 11:00 am to 5:00 pm: Kid’s Zone and Live Entertainment (with special guest band "Stone Soul" at 3:00 pm) @ Suzanne Park
  • 11:00 am: Dragon Parade @ Suzanne Park
  • 11:30 am:  Dog Parade (Costume Contest) @ Suzanne Park

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Entertainment Schedule on the Valley Vista Services Main Stage:  
9:00 am to approx. 10:30 am: Opening Honor Parade (From Walnut High School to Family Festival Show Mobile Main Stage)
Approx. 10:30 am: Opening Ceremonies
11:00 am – 11:20 am: Dragon Parade
12:00 pm – 12:40 pm: Hula Studios Performance
12:45 pm – 12:55 pm: Pooch Parade 
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Community Performance Showcase
                                      - WHacapella
                                      - Megan Li
                                      - Karen’s Kids Performing Group
                                      - Alicia von Goeben
                                      - Alyssa Ibarra
                                      - The Lab Creative Arts Studio 
                                      - Yvette Williams
                                      - Rising Stars Performing Arts
                                      - Wolf Corp. - Robotics Club from Suzanne Middle School
2:05 pm – 2:20 pm: Scarecrow Decorating Contest Awards
2:35 pm - 3:35 pm: Stone Soul (Live Band)
4:05 pm – 4:45 pm: WHS Jazz Band
4:45 pm: Closing Announcements
5:00 pm: End of Event

 Where To Park

  • Walnut High School (400 N. Pierre Rd.)
  • Walnut Senior Center (21215 La Puente Rd.)
  • LA County Library (21155 La Puente Rd.)
  • Walnut Gymnasium (21003 La Puente Rd.) **
  • Walnut Parking Lot A (20983 La Puente Rd.) **
  • Suzanne Middle School (525 Suzanne Rd.) **

** Please note that access to these lots will be restricted (no entry/no exit) during the Honor Parade.

 Road Closures

  • Due to the Honor  Parade, there will be road closures along La Puente Rd. from Pierre Ave. to Morningside Dr. from approximately 8:30 am to 10:30 am.
  • Due to the Festival, Suzanne Rd. will be closed between La Puente Rd. and Fuerte Dr. from 3:00 pm on Friday, October 6 through approx. 11:00 pm Saturday, October 7.

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2017 FESTIVAL INFORMATION: VENDORS, BUSINESSES, AND COMMUNITY GROUPS IMG_3411
All applications will be accepted at the Walnut Maintenance Department & Recreation Services Office located at 21701 Valley Blvd. Office hours are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday (closed Fridays). You may submit your application by:

  • Dropping it off in person during the office location/hours listed above
  • Mailing it to The Walnut Family Festival P.O. Box 682, Walnut CA 91788-0682
  • Faxing it to 909-598-2160
  • Emailing it to  jnguy@ci.walnut.ca.us

2017 FESTIVAL BOOTH APPLICATIONS:
-Food Booths (2017 Submission Deadline has passed) 
Only NON-PROFIT GROUPS are eligible to apply for a Food Booth. 
Festival 1Please Note: Completed Food Booth Applications must include all required LA County Health Department Forms, including 1) proof of original IRS tax status granting, 2) proof of current IRS Non-Profit status, and 3) copies of entities Articles of Incorporation.
- Arts & Crafts: Sold Out
- Booth
Business Expo Booth : Sold Out
- Community Awareness : Sold Out

- Booth
Game Booth : Sold Out

PARADE INFORMATION: 
In lieu of the traditional Family Festival Parade along La Puente Road, this year the Family Festival Volunteer Committee is pleased to announce that we will be having a shorter “Honor Parade” to kick off the Festival as well as some "fun-size" parades in the Festival grounds at Suzanne Park.

2017 Honor Parade (9:00 am):
Community Service Groups, School Marching Bands, Youth Sport Groups and Youth Organizations are invited to join the Walnut City Council, Walnut Commissioners and local Elected and School Officials and Dignitaries as they march up Suzanne Road into the Festival grounds to officially start the fun and festivities of the 2017 Family Festival.  This new, short route will be a pedestrian only parade.  Click here for an application and route map.

2017 Dog Parade and Costume Contest (11:30 am): 
The Walnut Family Festival Dog Parade and Costume Contest is designed to encourage families and individuals to dress up their furry dog friends and walk them around the Family Festival grounds in Suzanne Park, ending up at the Main Stage where the category winners will be announced and recognized.
Categories include:
1. Best in Show
2. Best Look Alike
3. Most Creative 
4. Best Expression of Festival Theme (Home Town Fun)

 The Festival Would Not Happen Without Our Sponsors!

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2017 Family Festival? If so, see our sponsor guide or call 909-598-5605.

Please join us in thanking the 2016 Family Festival Sponsors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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