The annual Walnut Family Festival, with the theme Rockin’ in the Park, happens Saturday at Suzanne Park.
Thousands are expected to attend the event, which showcases a variety of service clubs, youth groups, businesses, environmental services, art, products, and technology.
Highlights of the day include the 1K/5K run at nearby Snow Creek Park and the parade along La Puente Road from Lemon Avenue to Suzanne Road.
Also planned is a classic car and bike show.
At Wednesday night's city council meeting, Mayor Mary Su said that the Family Festival is a chance for businesses to get the word out about what they have to offer and an event the whole family can enjoy.
Last year, the city of Walnut posted a board up asking residents to weigh in on what they would like to see at the intersection of Grand and Valley on a parcel of land. Many listed Panera Bread, and although it is on a neighboring piece of property to the vacant site, Walnut now has one.
Community Development Director Tom Weiner said that the city plans to again ask for the community’s input on what businesses they would like to see in town.
“We will be focusing on the Albertson’s site,” he said. “We are hopeful that we will get some good ideas/feedback.”
- 8:00 am . . . 1K/5K Run (Sponsored by So. CA Roadrunners) @ Snow Creek Park
- 8:00 am to 10:00 am . . . Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by the Lions Club @ Suzanne Park
- 10:00 am to 12:00 noon . . . Parade along La Puente Road from Lemon Ave to Suzanne Road
- 11:00 am to 6:00 pm . . . Kid’s Kamp @ Suzanne Park
- 11:30 am to 12:00 noon . . . Opening Ceremonies @ Suzanne Park
- 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm . . . Entertainment @ Suzanne Park. Click here for details on the Entertainment.