California’s Great America – Things to do During the Summer

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Let’s face it. As soon as summer rolls around, everybody wants to have fun, recharge their batteries and relax at the same time. Although it is a great idea to spend summer at home, they will never experience an adrenaline pumping vacation this way.

For something more exciting, people should visit California’s Great America. This is the best amusement park in the Bay Area. It also has something for everyone. From roller coasters to water attractions, visitors are guaranteed to have a great time. Although it is famous for its thrilling rides, there is much more to be discovered at this park. There are many things to do at California’s Great America.

1) Fiesta Hispana

Families can enjoy traditional food, live musical entertainment and theme park excitement at this event. This is one of the best things to do while relaxing under the warm California sun. At Fiesta Hispana, people can enjoy the Bay Area’s unique Latin-American culture.

This event has four stages of live music found throughout the theme park. At the same time, it has international, regional and local performers that will provide a wide variety of entertainment. This includes the traditional sounds of mariachi, Spanish rock and cumbia.

This whole day celebration concludes with a night concert. This will be held at the Redwood Amphitheater located within the park. At the same time, guests can enjoy mouth-watering traditional culinary dishes. This includes fresh fruits, horchata, carne asada and many more. These delicacies are available for purchase all over the park during this cultural celebration.

CaliforniasGreatAmericaSummer-NewPhotos20132) 99.7 Summer Splash 

People who are looking for things to do this summer will enjoy watching the 99.7 Summer Splash. This will be held at California’s Great America Redwood Amphitheater. People will enjoy a variety of great music coming from top performers that will never forget.

The British boyband sensation Wanted is one of the performers at this year’s show. This music group has already been rivaling a number of the top musical acts today with their ability to combine different music styles.

Another artist to watch for at this event is Arian Grande. With a slick beat and a shimmering piano, audience will be enthralled with her unique brand of music. At the same time, her songs carry impressive and inescapable hooks that will leave audiences shouting for more.

Simon and Garfunkel will also be performing at this year’s concert, so everybody can come out and enjoy what’s happening. With these artists, people will love spending their vacation at California’s Great America.

3) Island Reggae Festival 

Another event that will be held at the theme park is the 2nd annual Island Reggae Festival. This is a whole day celebration of Island Reggae culture and music. This festival will take place on the 6th of July from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is also an all ages event perfectly suited for the entire family.

Music fans will always enjoy what’s happening at the festival with top class reggae music. This will showcase Caribbean culture through food, music and arts vendors. Musicians who will perform on this year’s event include Josh White, Finn, J Boog and many more. Tickets for this event are $55.00 for a concert and admission combo and $35.00 for the concert only.

4) Disability Awareness Day 

Another event that is happening at California’s Great America is Disability Awareness Day. This will be held on the 25th of August at the theme park’s Celebration Plaza. There will be vendors on site and plenty of activities that everyone will enjoy.

Additionally, the San Andreas Regional Center will share educational information and their expertise for individuals that have developmental disabilities. This makes this event fun and educational at the same time. This is another reason why everybody will enjoy their vacation at this theme park.

5) Parks Make Life Better Month! 

This event is held every July to promote the advantages of recreational outdoor activities. People who want to attend can purchase a specially discounted ticket. This can be bought by contacting the local California Parks and Recreation department. A portion of the ticket proceeds will help these organizations.

People who go will enjoy a fun-filled day at the amusement park. This includes a breathtaking experience on the park’s new Gold Striker Coaster. This is the ride where Adrenaline Rush and Gold Rush meets. People can also enjoy their day touring the Boomerang Bay Water Park or meet Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang. Additionally, they can enjoy Mumble’s Wild Ride. This is located in the park’s Action Theater. They can also enjoy their day soaking in the sun.

6) Firework Events 

Another thing to enjoy while visiting the amusement park is the firework shows. These shows are held every Saturday night and on special occasions. The park will light the sky with fireworks every Saturday night in August and July. This enables customers to end their fun-filled day with a beautiful display at the park.

Events where fireworks displays are held include Labor Day and Independence Day Weekend. The park’s Independence Day Weekend fireworks show is one of the biggest in the Bay Area. This will be held on the 5th and 6th of July.

The Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Shows are a great way for people to end their vacation with a bang. This will be held on the 31st of August and September 1st. This is a world-class fireworks extravaganza that people should not miss.

7) Military Days 

This event will be held on Independence Weekend from July 4th to July 7th. The park will offer free admission for retired and active U.S. service men and women who have a valid military I.D. At the same time, it will provide their families with endless attractions and rides.

8) Santa Clara Vanguard Performance 

Another thing to watch for this vacation season is the Santa Clara Vanguard. What’s happening is that this drum and bugle corps will amaze audiences with their superb rhythmic skills. This is due to their innovative drills that focus on timing and perfect execution.

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