Recreation

4th Of July Festivities

2021 Stars & Stripes Weekend!

Oh, say can you see Upland! The City of Upland is excited to announce the
2021 Stars and Stripes Weekend!

Join us on Saturday, July 3rd for our 4th Annual Firecracker 5K, scheduled for 8:00 a.m. at McCarthy Park.
This race is the second in the City’s 2021 Trifecta 5K Challenge and will be offered virtually and in person (socially distanced, of course!)

Back by popular demand, on Sunday, July 4th, we will Light Up the Night with a fireworks spectacular!
At 9:00 p.m., residents can look to the north western sky and enjoy a 15 to 20 minute fireworks display launching from the grounds of Holliday Rock.  This fireworks show is offered as a non-attended event where the community is encouraged to observe from their homes.

4th Annual Firecracker 5K Run!

Saturday, July 3rd
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Participants will register for a staggered event start-time.
McCarthy Park, 20th Street & San Antonio Avenue, Upland 
$30 per person through Monday, May 31st.

To register, please visit City of Upland 4th Annual Firecracker 5K Run!

ABOUT THE FIRECRACKER 5K RUN:
The City of Upland is proud to announce our 4th Annual Firecracker 5K Run - the 2nd 5K in our Upland Trifecta series, open to runners, walkers, and strollers for all ages and abilities. This is a perfect way to kick off your 4th of July festivities, while focusing on health, wellness, and supporting your community.

This year's event is a socially distanced in-person event, as well as a virtual event for those unable to attend in person. Staggered start times for the in-person event will begin every 15-minutes starting at 8:00 a.m. When prompted to do so, please enter your requested start time.

Arrival Time:  Please arrive no earlier than twenty (20) minutes prior to your scheduled participation time.
5K Run Start:  The race will open at 8:00 a.m., with staggered start times per individual.
Run, Don't Walk!   5K Early Bird Registration applies through Monday, May 31st: $30  
Price increase:  Tuesday, June 1st: $35
Event T-shirt:   Guaranteed for all registration through Monday, June 21st.

SWAG BAG PICK-UP:
Scheduled to take place on Friday, July 2nd from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Gibson Senior Center located at 250 N. Third Avenue, Upland. 

AWARDS:
*Participation medals provided to all.
*Medals will be awarded to Overall Finisher - Male & Female for the in-person event.
*Medals will be awarded to the 1st Place Finishers in each age category of the 5K Run for those (10) years of age and older for the in-person event.
*An awards ceremony will not take place this year. The Overall Finisher - Male & Female and 1st Place Finisher medals will be provided at a later date. Individuals will be contacted by phone to schedule a pick-up time.

COVID ON-SITE PROTOCOL:
*Social distancing is required.
*Please keep face masks on at all times, until the start of the race.
*Spectators will not be permitted.
*All participants are required to leave immediately after the completion of the 5K Run.
*All results will be posted online. A text message or email notification will be provided to you as the event results are updated.

Light Up The Night Fireworks Spectacular!

Sunday, July 4th
9:00 p.m.

While there continues to be some uncertainty surrounding large gatherings and events in the future, the City of Upland is excited to announce the return of our Fireworks Spectacular!  

On Sunday, July 4th, spend time with your family during the day and by night, gather in your yard or drive to a better viewing site to enjoy the 15–20-minute firework show, launching from the grounds of Holliday Rock on Benson Ave.   While the City understands the desire for gathering with friends and family to celebrate the holiday, we encourage everyone to follow the State and County guidelines for COVID safety on the day-of. 

For those choosing to view the fireworks from another location, please keep in mind that all municipal codes, traffic laws, and regulations pertaining to rights-of-way may be enforced. 

Light Up The Night Fireworks Spectacular Sponsorship Opportunities

LIBERTY SPONSOR(s) $5,000

  • Access to Light Up the Night VIP Viewing Event for up to two (2) vehicles
  • Prominent recognition included in event video
  • Recognition in the back cover of the '21 Summer Upland Today News Magazine & Recreation Guide and Department News (with received Commitment Form by Tuesday, April 26th)
  • Recognition in the '21 Fall Upland Today News Magazine & Recreation Guide and Department News (with received Commitment Form after Tuesday, April 26th)
  • Recognition on City's event webpage
  • Prominent inclusion of logo on event banner and promotional materials
  • Social media recognition on all platforms
  • Recognition included in City's news release
  • Recognition at City Council Meeting
  • On-site booth at the 4th Annual Firecracker 5K on Saturday, July 3rd
  • Five (5) event entries into the 4th Annual Firecracker 5K on Saturday, July 3rd 

PATRIOTIC SPONSOR(s) $2,500

  • Recognition included in event video
  • Recognition in the '21 Fall Upland Today News Magazine & Recreation Guide and Department News
  • Recognition on City's event webpage
  • Recognition on event banner and promotional materials
  • Social media recognition on all platforms
  • Recognition included in City's news release
  • On-site booth at the 4th Annual Firecracker 5K on Saturday, July 3rd
  • Two (2) event entries into the 4th Annual Firecracker 5K on Saturday, July 3rd 

STARS & STRIPES SPONSORS(s) $500

  • Recognition included in event video
    Recognition in the '21 Fall Upland Today News Magazine & Recreation Guide and Department News
  • Recognition on City's event webpage
  • Social media recognition on all platforms
  • On-site booth at the 4th Annual Firecracker 5K on Saturday, July 3rd 

SPARKLER SPONSOR(s) $17.76

  • Recognition on City's event webpage
  • Family Fun Pack 

**Sponsorships are tax deductible.**

2nd Annual 4th Of July House Decorating Contest

Upland Recreation and Community Services invites you to show your patriotic spirit!  Be creative!  Be festive!  Have fun!  

Categories:  Most Creative, Most Patriotic, and Fan Favorite

Homeowners may enter or be nominated.  Judging will be based on curb appear only for exterior decorations, including interior decorations that are visible outside. 

Submit entry form to uplandrecreation@uplandca.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30th.  Winners will be announced on Thursday, July 1st, receiving a congratulatory 4th of July event yard stake created by The Sawdust Factory.  "Fan Favorite" voting will be available on the City of Upland Recreation and Community Services Facebook page Thursday, July 1st at 6:00 p.m.  Vote throughout the weekend, with the "Fan Favorite" announcement taking place on Tuesday, July 6th.  The Fan Favorite winner will receive a special gift!  
 
Entry forms will be available on Tuesday, June 1st.

For additional information, please contact Upland Recreation and Community Services at (909) 931-4280.

4th Annual Red, White, And Blue Wheels On Parade

Saturday, July 3rd
11:30 a.m.
McCarthy Park, 20th Street & San Antonio Avenue, Upland

Gear up and cruise with star-spangled banner pride and flag inspired frills!  Children, get out your bicycles, scooters, wagons, and pedal cars and join us in a festive parade around the McCarthy Park walking path!   Prizes will be awarded for Best Decorated and Most Patriotic means of transportation.  All children will receive a participation gift.  Due to COVID restrictions, one parent per child.  Please don't forget helmets.

Registration will be available Tuesday, June 1st. 

2nd Annual Independence Day Selfie Scavenger Hunt

How much do you know about the landmarks located in the City of Upland?  
So much to explore and so much to see,
Some newer, but some with history.
Walk or drive, let's have some fun and learn about our City!
Don't forget your camera or cell phone!

Rules:
1.  One entry per person.
2.  Each photo must be taken as a selfie with each item provided in the Scavenger Hunt list.  The Scavenger Hunt list will be available on Monday, June 28th. 
3.  Submit all photos between Monday, June 28th and Tuesday, July 6th to sguzman@ci.upland.ca.us. 
4.  The first twenty completed entries will be placed in a raffle for a chance to win one of five prizes.
5.  Please remember to practice social distancing at all times.  

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Upland
California

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Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

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