1996 SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENT SCHEDULE

CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENCE DAYS

Date Time Event Place
Thursday,
June 13, l996
6 p.m. Welcome reception and entertainment Bartholomew Park Winery, Buena Vista Winery & Haraszthy Villa: 935-9511
Friday,
June 14, l996
8 a.m. Color Guard, raising of the Stars & Stripes for Flag Day  
11 a.m. Grand Opening Procession Up Broadway to the Plaza, site of the Raising of the Bear Flag
Noon Opening ceremonies: Introductions, Orations, Raising of the Bear Flag & Proclamation of Independence of Alta California, by the Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West  
1-5 p.m. Chicken Barbecue, hosted by Sonoma Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West (707) 938-1074
2 p.m. Reception for descendants of the Bear Flag Party, hosted by Sonoma Valley Historical Society: (707) 938-1762 Depot Park
Reception for visiting dignitaries, guests & patrons, hosted by League for Historic Preservation & Sonoma State Park Historical Association: (707) 938-0510 Mission Courtyard
7 p.m. Bear Flag Pageant Sonoma Barracks
Saturday,
June 15, 1996
Noon
to
5 p.m.
Living History & Re-enactment of the Raising of the Bear Flag.
Native Sons BBQ
 
1 p.m. Sonoma Children's Theatre Re-enactment of the Raising of the Bear Flag  
1:00 to
4:30 p.m.
Depot Museum Open  
7 p.m. Bear Flag Pageant Sonoma Barracks
Sunday,
June 16, 1996
9 a.m. Historical Mass San Francisco Solano Mission
Noon
to
5 p.m.
Turkey Barbecue hosted by Sonoma Kiwanis Club Plaza
Noon
to
5 p.m.
Living History & Re-enactment of the Raising of the Bear Flag. Reading of the Proclamation of Independence in English & Spanish. Plaza
1 p.m. Bear Flag Pageant for Children. Sonoma Barracks
1:00 to
4:30 p.m.
Depot Museum Open  
4 p.m. Los Californios Reception  
Saturday,
June 22, 1996
7 a.m.
to
11 p.m.
Ham Operators Sonoma Plaza
Noon
to
6 p.m.
Bear Flag Music Festival Sonoma Plaza Amphitheatre
1:00 p.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
Exhibit at the Depot Museum  
Sunday,
June 23, 1996
11 a.m.
to
7:30 p.m.
Bear Flag Music Festival Sonoma Plaza Amphitheatre
1:00 p.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
Exhibit at the Depot Museum  
1:30 p.m. Sonoma Hometown Band/Children's Chorale Sonoma Plaza Ampitheatre
2:00 p.m. Living History & Re-enactment of the Raising of the Bear Flag Sonoma Plaza
Saturday,
June 29
9:00 a.m.
to
5:00 p.m.
Stamp Cancellation Sonoma Plaza
1:00 p.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
Exhibit at Depot Museum  
7:30 p.m.
to
1:00 a.m.
Glen Ellen Volunteer Firemen's Annual Firehouse Dance and Barbecue Dinner Glen Ellen Fire Department
Sunday,
June 30
9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.
Stamp Cancellation Sonoma Plaza
1:00 p.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
Exhibit at the Depot Museum  
Thursday,
July 4, 1996
10 a.m.
to
6 p.m.
Community Center Parade, Picnic, Patriotic Ceremony Sonoma Plaza
5:00 p.m. Living History & Re-enactment of the Raising of the Bear Flag Sonoma Plaza
9:30 p.m. Fireworks General Vallejo's Home
Saturday,
July 6, 1996
1:00 p.m.
to
4:30 p.m.
Exhibit at the Depot Museum  
2:00 p.m. Living History & Re-enactment of the Raising of the Bear Flag Sonoma Plaza
2:00 p.m.
to
4:00 p.m.
59th Army National Guard Band Sonoma Plaza Amphitheatre
7 p.m.
to
midnight
Red, White and Blue Ball Sonoma Plaza
Tuesday,
July 9, 1996
9:00 a.m. Flag Raising Sonoma Plaza
10:00 a.m.
to
5 p.m.
Exhibit at the Depot Museum  
4:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies: Lowering of Bear Flag and Raising of Stars and Stripes Sonoma Plaza, Bear Flag Monument
4:30 p.m. Time Capsule Placement Sonoma Plaza, Bear Flag Monument
5:00 p.m.
to
8:00 p.m.
Farmers' Market Sonoma Plaza
6:00 p.m.
to
9:00 p.m.
Street Dance Behind City Hall Sonoma Plaza
Saturday,
July 27, 1996
8:00 p.m. Opening Night of the Opera "The Dreamers"
(The days of General M. G. Vallejo)
Sebastiani Theatre
Sunday,
July 28
and
Aug. 3, 4, 10, 11, 1996
8:00 p.m. "The Dreamers" Sebastiani Theatre


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