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At Suncadia, Independence Day turns into a weeklong celebration

Posted by Stacy Houle on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 at 1:32pm.

At Suncadia, we’ll take any excuse to celebrate, to bring families and friends together, and throw a good party. And so for the 4th of July, we put on our best reds, whites and blues and launched into festivities that lasted an entire week.

 

The celebration kicked off in downtown Cle Elum on June 30th with a community parade, a basketball tournament and fireworks. The next couple of days, Suncadia hosted a 5k race at Dawson Park, family-friendly guided hikes, a Battle of the Bands during our Swiftwater Concert Series, and a tie-dye session featuring everyone’s three favorite colors.

 

The big day arrived and so did the Kids Bike & Paws Parade. Some 35 kids went all out to decorate their bikes (and their dogs) with all the bells and whistles. The parade started at the Village Pavilion, around the Village Lake, past the Swim & Fitness Center and Glade Spring Spa, and circled back around where yummy treats awaited for all.

Once bikes were put away, it was time for some good old Americana Games. Pie eating contest? Yup. Corn hole contest? You betcha. It’s safe to say that there are only winner when 25 people get to eat pie, and everyone who participated walked away with smiles on their faces. Meanwhile, 16 teams participated in the corn hole contest and the winner took home a signature Dru Brew corn hole set with a beer swag bag. That evening, Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement sponsored a Cosmic Concert where guests enjoyed live music with glow-in-the-dark accessories to compliment dance moves. Giddy up!

The festivities continued until July 7th with more Americana Games, including a watermelon and hot dog eating contests, a scavenger hunt, tug-of-war, an egg toss and sack races. And, of course, a backyard BBQ at Nelson Farm.

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