Party of the Century to include Air Parade, Music, Fireworks and more!
5pm – Festivities begin with the National Anthem sung by Ashley Aparicio
and live broadcast in front of City Hall (275 E Olive Avenue) featuring
NBC4 Weatherman Fritz Coleman, civic dignitaries, former Mayors and
celebrities from Burbank’s rich film and television production history.
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will present one of the largest cupcake
displays ever! Bring your appetite, because this colossal confection will
be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Special thanks to
Porto’s Bakery & Cafe, Martino’s Bakery and Yummy Cupcakes.
5:45pm – The celebration takes flight with an awe-inspiring air parade
paying honor to Bob Hope Airport, Lockheed and Burbank’s close ties
to aviation. You won’t want to miss this historic flyover including
U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets, B-25 Mitchell bombers, Burbank Police Notar
helicopters, helicopters from Los Angeles County Sheriff “Air 5” Rescue,
Los Angeles County Fire and the Orange County Sheriff departments and
Aero Squadron World War II planes. Sponsored by the Bob Hope Airport.
Cartoon characters and popular mascots will parade from City Hall to
San Fernando Blvd where there will be numerous photo ops. Led by
Bugs Bunny, the parade includes Burbank High’s Bulldog, John Burroughs
Cheer Squad, Hootie the Owl, Domino’s Noid, Geoffrey the Giraffe, the
H.T. Bee, McGruff the Crime Dog, Burbank Fire Department’s L’il Squirt
and many more.
An 18-foot animatronic T. Rex that evokes the frightening carnivore in
Steven Spielberg’s 1997 classic The Lost World: Jurassic Park will be on
display at the Universal City Studios Credit Union (175 E Olive Avenue –
bring a camera!), along with screenings of the movie, which was in part
filmed in Downtown Burbank.
Check out the multiple stages featuring music from the 1940s to today!
Sponsored by the Cusumano Real Estate Group.
Aviation Avenue (At Angeleno Ave & San Fernando Blvd)
6 to 9:15pm USO Show by Wartime Radio Revue.
Plus, check out vintage cars, a rockin’ dance floor, the Veteran‘s
Committee and displays from Bob Hope Airport, Lockheed and the
Gordon R. Howard Museum.
Fabulous 50s (On Centennial Way at Olive Ave and Third Street)
3:30 to 4:30pm – The Bluez Express, a band that swings and rocks
and will get you on your feet for a free pre-Party show.
6 to 9:15pm – Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries, a classic
rock ‘n roll band that has been wowing Burbank audiences for over
Rockin’ through the Ages (On the AMC Walkway)
6 to 9:15pm – High Street Band, a 10-piece powerhouse of sound
will perform Elvis Presley, The Beatles and every jukebox classic!
The Future (At San Fernando Blvd and Magnolia Blvd)
6 to 9:15pm – Radio Disney presents N.B.T. (Next BIG Thing)
Artist Sacha Edwards, a 14-year-old pop and rock star who has
performed at over 100 live shows. Plus, stick around for the
Radio Disney AM 1110 Road Crew, who will be rocking out with
tons of games, dances, and contests that everyone can enjoy!
Fireworks Alley (Orange Grove between Third and First)
6 to 9:15pm – DJ Roger Ranney spins your favorite tunes and
The Alley Cats will lead up to the spectacular fireworks grand finale
with live doo-wop.
9:30 to 9:45 – Cap off festivities with a stunning fireworks display
choreographed to Burbank-related movie and television soundtracks.
The best viewing area is at San Fernando Blvd and Orange Grove Ave.
Sponsored by the Burbank City Federal Credit Union.
** Free shuttles courtesy of SuperShuttle will be running continuously from 4:00 to 11:00 P.M. with stops at McCambridge Park Recreation Center (Glenoaks Boulevard and Amherst Drive) and the Downtown Burbank Metrolink Station (201 N Front Street)**
On the anniversary of its incorporation in 1911, the City of Burbank will celebrate its 100th year with the Party of the Century in Downtown Burbank, Friday, July 8 from 5:00 to 10:00 P.M.
A supersized festivity with flybys, parades, multiple stages, memorabilia, mascots, children’s entertainers, stilt walkers, awesome food from Downtown Burbank restaurants, community booths and more, the Party of the Century will be the ultimate night on the town for kids and families alike.
Encompassing six city blocks including San Fernando Boulevard, Palm Avenue, AMC Walkway, Orange Grove and Olive Avenue, it will express the civic pride and community spirit that have defined Burbank’s first 100 years.
Things will really heat up when the sun goes down. That’s when the grand finale with a stunningly choreographed firework show will cap festivities in a profusion of light and sound.
It all starts at 5:00 P.M. with the national anthem and live broadcast in front of City Hall (275 E Olive Avenue) featuring KNBC Weatherman Fritz Coleman, civic dignitaries, former Mayors and a host of celebrities from Burbank’s rich film and television production history.
During the ceremony, the contents of a time capsule will be revealed at Angeleno Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard. A new capsule filled with mementos from the Centennial will be buried later in the year for the benefit of future generations.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse will present one of the largest cupcake displays ever! Big enough to feed 2,000 people, this super-sized confection made from thousands of regular-sized cakes stacked high on a custom-built stand, will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Concocted by a dream-team of master bakers from Porto’s Bakery & Cafe, Martino’s Bakery and Yummy Cupcakes, this tasty tower of flour is guaranteed to satisfy every sweet tooth.
Following the ceremony at approximately 5:45 P.M. will be the Air Parade, an awe-inspiring pageant in the sky that honors Bob Hope Airport and pays homage to Burbank’s close ties to aviation. Included will be McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornets. B-25 Mitchell bombers, Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena Police Notar helicopters, Aero Squadron World War II planes, helicopters from Los Angeles County Sheriff “Air 5” Rescue, Los Angeles County Fire, Long Beach Police and the Orange County Sheriff departments and more.
Then, there will be the Mascot Parade led by Bugs Bunny and featuring Burbank High’s Bulldog, the John Burroughs Cheer Squad, Hootie the Owl, Domino’s Noid, Geoffrey the Giraffe, the H.T. Bee, Sergeant McGruff the Crime Dog, Burbank Fire Department’s L’il Squirt and many more. Characters will cavort down Olive Avenue to San Fernando Boulevard, where there will be numerous photos ops with the public.
Multiple stages will fill the streets with continuous performances by rock and rollers Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries, the Alley Cats, a USO Show by Wartime Radio Revue, DJ Ranney spinning Burbank’s favorite tunes, a Fabulous Fifties bandstand with the retro crooners High Street, celebrity lookalikes, jazz and blues band The Bluez Express, a kids stage featuring Radio Disney’s Street Team and NBT artist Sacha Edwards, 14-year-old pop and rock sensation who has already performed over 100 live shows in some of Los Angeles’ hottest venues.
An 18-foot animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex similar to the frightening carnivore in Steven Spielberg’s 1997 classic The Lost World: Jurassic Park will be on display at the Universal City Studios Credit Union (175 E Olive Avenue), along with free screenings of the movie, which was in part filmed in Downtown Burbank.
Downtown eateries Alambres Fresh Mexican Grill, Another Broken Egg Café, Carousel Restaurant at the Holiday Inn, Chadaka Thai, Fuddruckers, Haagen-Dazs, Hooters, Hot Dog on a Stick, IKEA Restaurant, Market City Caffé, Moore’s Delicatessen, Season Thai Cuisine, The Great Grill, Yogurtland and z pizza (the list is growing daily!) will be offering special menus in celebration of the Party.
To finish, there will a stunning Fireworks Grand Finale choreographed to Burbank-related movie and television soundtracks, such as themes from Laugh In, The Tonight Show, Looney Tunes Cartoons, Happy Days and films by Tim Burton and Ron Howard.
For further information, please call 818.238.5180