The Fontana Days Festival May 30 through June 2 at Veterans Memorial Park (17295 Merrill Ave.).
Fontana has grown from agricultural city that thrived off of poultry plants, vegetation groves and hog farms to a steel mill town to a “City of Action” and it is the ingenuity and progression of Fontana residents that has allowed the city to become successful. Thusly, the City of Fontana and the Exchange Club of Fontana are presenting a century’s of festivities and fun in this year’s festival:
- Thursday, May 30: The Carnival opens from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There will be live entertainment from “Soto” a Latin/top 40s band.
- Friday, May 31: The Carnival opens from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The live entertainment will be “Rotus,” a rock band.
- Saturday, June 1: Take part in the Fontana Days Run and Expo at City Hall (8437 Sierra Ave.) at 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and the Fontana Days Parade at 11:00 a.m. stepping off at Arrow Boulevard and Sierra Avenue ending at Veterans Park. Welcome legendary rock star, Sammy Hagar, as the honorary Parade Grand Marshal. The Carnival opens from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The live entertainment will be “The Long Run” (Eagles Tribute Band).
- Sunday, June 2: The Carnival opens from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The live entertainment will be “Sgt. Pepper” (Beatles Tribute Band) and there will also be a Folklorico contest. The event will end with a spectacular Grand Finale Firework Show with an aerial firework display to be remembered.
Other activities in the festival include: quilt contest, the classic favorite Hen Derby, Fontana Unified School District Poster Contest, 100 years of cars will be on display, Historic Exhibit with A.B Miller’s Family Wedding Dress on display, plenty of food and merchandise vendors including some that will sell Centennial Ornaments and of course the Grand Finale Firework Show which will be 20 minutes of spectacular variation of colors and lights!
For more information regarding the Fontana Days Festival or the Fontana Days Parade, please call (909) 350-7655 or visit Fontana.org.