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Duarte ready to celebrate 65th anniversary

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The City of Duarte is celebrating 65 years of incorporation with an annual city picnic at Royal Oaks Park. This year’s picnic is scheduled for Sept. 24 and will feature the Route 66 Classic Car Show, Family Fun Zone, a variety of boutiques, food vendors, beer gardens, live music, and much more for families and pets.

“The City of Duarte is excited to celebrate the 65th anniversary of incorporation,” stated Mayor Margaret Finlay. “Duarte has seen some incredible growth and change over the past 65 years. The City Picnic is a wonderful opportunity for friends and neighbors to come together to honor our roots and celebrate our bright future ahead.” 

This year’s festivities will begin at 11 a.m. Attendees can listen to live music throughout the park from local performers such as the Dreamboats, CS-Arts Jazz Band, Mariachi Arcoiris, and a special performance from Duarte Dance. The Family Fun Zone will host train rides, bounce houses, bubbles, and interactive games. Attendees will also have the chance to browse a variety of food options from local restaurants, food trucks, and vendors and cool off with a refreshing beverage by dropping into the two beer gardens hosted by Morralito’s Mexican Grill and Cantina and Max’s Mexican Cuisine. Dogs will get in on the celebration at Pawty Central.

The Route 66 Classic Car Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature over 50 cars. ranging from low riders to hot rods to cars currently being built. A contest will be held at the show to highlight the best car from each of the following categories: originals, hot rods, customs, lowriders, muscle, and work in progress. Interested in showcasing your classic car? Submit an application along with a $25 entry fee by Monday, Sept. 19. 

Attendees are encouraged to park at the Royal Oaks Steam Academy or on side streets where parking is available and permitted.

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