Arts, Culture, History & Events

Celebrate Antioch Foundation Message

The Board of the Celebrate Antioch Foundation would like to thank you for once again showing that having a good time at a community event is possible. This year has marked the 6th consecutive year without an incident occurring and the 4th year at the Fairgrounds without an issue!

We at Celebrate Antioch know as a Community we take many black eyes in the media both paper and social. So we want to publicly thank you the Community of Antioch for a great turnout and participation in the parade. Then following it with a fantastic fun family showing at the Fairgrounds was just impressive. There were over three thousand in attendance (estimation) at the parade and more than ten thousand for the celebration at the Fairgrounds and fireworks show.

We would also like to thank our Grand Marshalls Lara Heimforth and Jacey Refroe. Lara is Classified employee of the Year for A.U.S.D. and Jacey Renfroe is Teacher of the Year for A.U.S.D. We would also like to thank all of our Sponsors and Volunteers that make this event happen. Our Volunteers are individually thanked and here is a list of our sponsors:

2017 Celebrate Antioch Foundation Sponsors

Fireworks Sponsor – City of Antioch

Parade Sponsor – East Bay Community Foundation

July 4th Sponsor –

                 Antioch Community Foundation

                 Republic Services

                 Supervisor Federal Glover

                 Platinum Sponsor –


                 Richland Communities

 Gold Sponsors

                 Leo Fontana Foundation

                 IBEW Local #302                

 Silver Sponsor –Travis Credit Union           

Bronze Sponsor – Antioch Education Association            

Red Sponsor – Gloria Martin and Family           

Blue Sponsors –                

East County Today, Kiwanis, Rivertown Jamboree, Antioch Herald, Arts & Cultural, Temen, Kaiser and Cameron, LLP



Parade Winners per category: 1st and 2nd place

1.       Scouts Division:

Girl Scouts of Northern California and Boy and Cub Scout Pack 153

2.       Civic/Community Service:

Kiwanis Club and Antioch Rotary Club

3.       Patriotic/Military:

Boy Scout Troop 450 and Boy Scout Troop 159

4.       Commercial:

Paradise Skate and Oddly Unique

5.       Entertainment:

Melody’s Dance Studio and Elite Dance


6.       Cultural/Costumed

Undead Betty’s and Sons of Italy

7.       Musical:

Los  Centurios and Deer Valley Cheer

8.       Clubs

Delta Veterans and Antioch Lapidary

9.       Youth/Children (nonscouts)

Antioch Little League and Heart of A Hero

10.   Dance/Cheer/Gymnastics

Antioch Spartans Cheer/Antioch High Cheer


Once again we would like to thank the entire community of Antioch, you are what makes Antioch a great place to live!!!!!!

 Celebrate Antioch Foundation

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Contact information: | 809 W. 1st Street PO Box 613 | Antioch, CA 94509
Diane Gibson-Gray, Executive Director, 925.779.7018