Monday, July 2, 2018

Tennyson All-America Festival 2018


On Saturday, I went to the 5th Annual Tennyson All-America Festival down the street from my house. It is a celebration of America and a celebration of my city Hayward. It is a great time to meet community leaders, see community resources, see some great entertainment, eat some traditional Fourth of July food (hot dogs, snow cones and punch) and have some great family fun:





Yes, I drown my hot dog in ketcup
Hayward School Board candidate April Oquenda with City Councilman Francisco Zermeno

They also had a bike repair station
Can't beat snow cones




The cool thing is that Tennyson All-America Festival is growing each year. More and more people in my city are learning about it and coming out. It is really nice to see that Hayward has an event like this, it is something that I wish the city had when I was growing up. It is a great thing to see.


I hope that everyone has a good and safe Fourth of July.

27 comments:

  1. It looked fun I enjoyed the photos Patrick that is just how I like a hot dog too heheh!

    Have a festivetastic week :-)

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  2. I miss these American traditions! Have a great 4th of July!

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  3. Happy Independence Day, it looks like a great celebration!

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  4. Always fun on the 4th for these town celebrations. Looks like lots going on in your photos. Glad it is growing for your town. Thanks for sharing at Pictorial Tuesday. Happy 4th.

    Peabea from Peabea Scribbles

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  5. Looks like a lot of fun Patrick and Happy 4th July. Thanks for joining us at #MLSTL and have a great week!

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  6. Americans are so patriotic Patrick - I really like how much you all celebrate your country and your connection to it - this was a prime example of it :)

    Thanks for linking up with us at #MLSTL and I've shared this on my SM
    Leanne | Cresting the Hill

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  7. I loved going to 4th of July festivals when I was a kid. Nice to see that some places still have them.

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  8. A bike repair station at a fair is a brilliant idea! So many people enjoy cycling to such events, but not all bicycles are in good shape.
    Looks like a wonderful party!
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  9. i wondered what a snow cone was, in the UK we call them Slush Puppies

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  10. What a wonderful celebration! Happy 4th of July!

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  11. I wish I was with ya! Is it hot by you too? It's steamy hot here for sure. We're not going out until 8:00 to see the fireworks I cannot wait! I've been waiting all year for this. Hubby takes me every year to see the FW!!! I'll have pics next Wednesday probably... Thanks so much for sharing your Fourth with us! I always love the places you go & see! You're duh best! THANKS & HAPPY FOURTH MY FELLOW AMERICAN!!! I'D GLADLY STAND UP NEXT TO YOU.............. GOD BLESS THE USA!

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  12. I haven't had a snow cone, since I was a kid. It looks really good! Happy 4th to ya!

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  13. Thanks for a peek into this celebration of America. Great pics as always. #Teamlovinlife

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  14. It looks like you had a blast, Patrick. My hot dog is ketchup only too, although maybe not quite so much :)

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  15. Looks like a really fun day! Have a great week!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2018/07/genoa.html

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  16. How fun. You're not all that far away from me. About an hour or so. Well if the traffic is good.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  17. Looks so fun! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  18. Looks like you had a lot of fun. Have a great week!

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  19. This looks like lots of fun! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales!

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  20. I agree - can't beat snow cones. Love seeing all the red, white and blue! Happy 4 July week. #teamlovinlife

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  21. It looks like a delightful festival that has fun stuff to see.
    Thanks for sharing!

    - Lisa

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  22. Congresswoman Barbara Lee was at the Alameda 4th of July parade. That was one of the highlights for me. My parents live in front of the parade route so it's our tradition, otherwise I'd love to try out other events.

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  23. What a great celebration. My niece (and my bro and SIL) are in the US at the moment for an international beauty pageant. (In Texas, so there for celebrations this week!) I keep hearing how hot it is though. They're used to the heat normally but it's our winter so they've left this for that!

    #teamlovinlife

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  24. Looks like a great time. Hope you all had a great day :) Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Blog Hop.

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  25. what a lovely event! And love that hot dog as well..

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