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Cañada College Parking Lots Offer a Spectacular View of Fourth of July Fireworks Shows

Campus will open at 6:30 p.m.

It has become a tradition for many Peninsula residents. Pack the family into the car and head to Cañada College on the Fourth of July for amazing views of local fireworks shows.

Parking Lot 7 on the Cañada College campus, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., in Redwood City, overlooks the San Francisco Bay and offers views of local fireworks shows up and down the Peninsula. "It's a fantastic view and I understand the community enjoys coming to the campus for this event," said Cañada College President Larry Buckley. "We're pleased to open the parking lot on the Fourth of July and participate in this tradition."

Cody the Colt
The college will also be an active participant in the Redwood City Fourth of July Parade, which begins at 10 a.m. Cañada will have a float and walking group in this year's parade with the theme "From Here, You Can Go Anywhere!" The float is being built by the Associated Students of Cañada College and Theater Manager Mike Walsh. It will commemorate Cañada's 45 anniversary and includes a destination pole pointing out the college goals along with some of the universities that Cañada students have transferred to in recent years. Riding on the float will be several students representing campus programs and Cody the Colt, the school mascot.

If you are planning to watch fireworks from the college, it’s important to remember that alcohol, barbecues, pets, and personal fireworks are not permitted on campus. Lot 7 will open at 6:30 p.m. Directions to the campus and a map can be found on the college website.


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