The Lions Club’s 67th annual Pinedorado festivities (Saturday through Monday, Sept. 5-7) will have something for everybody: Children entranced with tossing tokens into glasses or riding a tiny train or car; fans of classic, antique and special cars; parade lovers; people reconnecting with friends they haven’t seen for years; hungry celebrants chowing down on the three-day festival’s justly legendary barbecue; dancers rocking out to live music; artists plying their craft on the Cambria mural; and anybody who believes that “Cambria’s My Kind of Town” (that’s this year’s theme).
Parade organizer Lani Zaragoza has promised some new and special entries, decor and excitement this year, plus an app that will make it easier for everybody to learn in real time about each and every entry. The parade starts at
9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Main and Bridge streets. Parade marshals are Viv and Bud Goff.
For those who didn’t plan ahead for being in the parade, Zaragoza said she can accept late entries through Thursday, Sept. 3. Register at www.pinedorado.com or call her at 924-1334-7 or 909-1514.
Pinedorado’s ninth annual car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (on Cambria Drive and at the Veterans Memorial Building) will feature entries in two dozen categories, from antiques to muscle cars, from trucks and foreign cars to woodies.
Monday will feature a variety of music, including a free youth band program at 11 a.m. in the Vets Hall.
The Pinedorado grounds, next to the Vets Hall, features food booths, beer and wine, the kiddie rides and games, face painting, a bounce house and an art show. Concessions open after the parade Saturday, and at 10 a.m. Sunday and Monday.
A couple of related events are also scheduled, including the 24th annual American Field Service 5K fun run for early birds (registration starts at 7 a.m. at Coast Union High School, 2950 Santa Rosa Creek Road; the race starts at 7:45 a.m. and proceeds down Main Street).
The entry fee is $15, or $20 with an event T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the high school’s AFS program. For details, call Marcia Hilger at 927-4965, Sharon Bisso at 995-1432 or the school at 927-3889.
The annual waffle breakfast will be from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Joslyn Center. The menu includes regular and gluten-free waffles, pork or vegetarian sausage, organic strawberries and melon, and beverages. Tickets are available for $10 at the Joslyn Center, 950 Main St., or Cambria Chamber of Commerce, 767 Main St.