All are invited to take part in the 48 festivities.e nation’s independence celebration at Graeagle’s Herb Rowe Park on Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3.

“For nearly 50 years, the Town of Graeagle and Mohawk Valley has been pleased to host a weekend of fun for the whole family,” organizers said. “We are ‘small town pride’ and cordially invite you and your loved ones to join us as we bring back some of the events families have enjoyed for decades. A parade, firefighter pancake breakfast, children’s games, local treats and produce and the famous Graeagle fireworks are all part of this year’s celebration.

Day at the Park – Saturday July 2

Advertising

The fun begins with a day at the park on Saturday, July 2 beginning with a cornhole tournament at 9 a.m. with check-in and a warm-up at 8:30 a.m.

All are invited to play, watch and enjoy the music while browsing offerings from vendors such as Graeagle Restaurant, which will offer burgers and Graeagle Meadows, offering breakfast burritos from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and taco salads from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Rotary Club of Portola will serve margaritas and beer, and the C. Roy Carmichael PTA will serve cupcakes and lemonade, while C. Roy Carmichael fifth and sixth graders will sell lemonade and glow sticks .

High Sierra Animal Rescue will be on hand with popcorn and face paint, with the Rotary Club of Portola also hosting the popular bounce house. Thirsty attendees can find bottled water at the Graeagle Church Stand and Mill Pond, the Calpine Elks will serve tacos and margaritas while the Lady Elks will sell sweet cotton candy to eat while watching the bonfires fireworks over water at dusk.

Advertising


Guests interested in dry camping are welcome to stay in their motorhome, tent or caravan on a first-come, first-served basis for the weekend of the event. Reservations are not offered. Check-in is at the Graeagle Chevron gas station to pay for a permit at a cost of $30 per night. Permits are cash or check only.

No fire rings allowed and a reminder that there are no services as this is dry camping only. Everyone is asked to take out their trash cans. Unlicensed vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. More information is available at http://playgraeagle.com/camping/.


Parade Day – Sunday July 3

The day begins with a pancake breakfast at the Graeagle Fire Station from 8-11am, and the old-fashioned opening day in the park at 11am.

This is followed by the parade through downtown Graeagle at 1 p.m. in honor of Grand Marshall 2022, Plumas County Search and Rescue.

Advertising

The popular Danny Horton will play music in the park starting at 2 p.m. and the cornhole tournament playoffs will begin after the parade around 2:30 p.m.

Vendors in the park will be the Graeagle Restaurant offering burgers, Graeagle Meadows offering taco salads from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the Rotary Club of Portola offering tasty margaritas and cold beer.

C. Roy Carmichael PTA will serve cupcakes and lemonade, while C. Roy Carmichael students in fifth and sixth grades will again sell lemonade and High Sierra Animal Rescue will offer popcorn and face paint. The Rotary Club of Portola will be there with the bouncy house for another chance at fun for the kids and the Graeagle Church will once again be donating bottled water.

“Thanks to the hard work, commitment and generosity of those who love Graeagle and its beautiful surroundings, we are able to bring this historic event to fruition,” the organizers added. Graeagle Independence Day is 100% funded by donations and powered by volunteers. Donations to cover the costs of this event are still being accepted online at https://graeaglefireworks.org. Those who have questions can also email [email protected].

Advertising


Attention! The Graeagle Independence Day Committee would like to see more entries for the parade and as a reminder, registration for the cornhole tournament and parade closes Friday, July 1 at noon.


The Graeagle Independence Day QR Code 2022.