This year’s Star Spangled Spectacular was a fantastic success! Over 10,000 community members gathered around the Lago Santa Margarita to celebrate the American spirit in true SAMLARC style.
The Bike & Trike Parade kicked off at 10:00 a.m. with Uncle Sam in the lead! There were so many participants this year, the parade-goers stretched around half the perimeter of the Lake – that’s over half a mile! The Parade route wound its way around the Lake from the Beach Club to the Amphitheater, where the participants were greeted with refreshing patriotic popsicles.
The Lakeshore Park sported thousands of blankets as community members reserved spots along the Lake for Independence Day. Blankets were set out as early as 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd! Picnickers enjoyed spending time with friends and families. In the evening, the Bridge Church brought out its best performers to provide great music from the Amphitheater. Screamin’ Ice Cream set up shop next to the Amphitheater in their signature ice cream school bus, and even Uncle Sam couldn’t stay away!