25th Day in the Park Festival

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It's nearly here!  The City's Annual Day in the Park Festival is just around the corner.  Lots of entertainment and activities have been planned from 10:00am - 5:00pm for the 25th edition of the Day in the Park Festival, including:

  • The Kathleen Enright Band
  • The Cotton Pickers
  • Penny the Clown
  • BBQ (tri-tip) by the Lion's Club
  • Corn on the Cob by the Citizens for a Brisbane High School
  • Deep-fried Twinkies and Funnel Cakes
  • An Arts & Crafts Pavilion
  • Exciting rides and Bounce Houses
  • Pony-led Hay Rides for the whole family!

Of course, you wouldn't want to miss the Brisbane Derby races, which start at 8:00am at San Francisco & Plumas AvePlease do not park along San Francisco between Old County and Santa Clara - volunteers will be helping set up the hay bales early Saturday morning for spectactors to watch the races from!  Check out the below video, produced by Keith Moreau and Sam Ellis Moreau following the 2009 Derby races.  It beautifully captures the spirit of the beloved Brisbane Derby: 

New this year, a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be taking place at the Park Ln. basketball courts across from the Park, with the Skills Competiion and registration for the 3-on-3 tourney both beginning at noon.  View the Tournament flyer for more information.

Our 2011 Volunteer of the Year - Dan Carter, will also be recognized.  Join him, as well as all the other community volunteer groups who will have their own booths and information hand-outs for you to take home with you.  The City's Office of Emergency Services will be joining with the Police and Fire Depts. to head up the Safety Booth once again.  If you can't stop by, then make sure you check out "Preparing for Emergencies", prepared by OES Director Randy Breault.

We hope you've set Saturday, October 1st aside as a day to spend in and around the Park!  If you want to volunteer for the event, Russ Carmick is taking sign-ups.  Contact him directly at 508-2143 or rcarmick@ci.brisbane.ca.us.