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July 3, 2012 > Fourth of July at Meek Estate

Fourth of July at Meek Estate

Submitted By Johanna Fassbender

Celebrate Independence Day at the third annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July at historic Meek Park in Hayward from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a free event for kids and adults.

Sack races, tug of war and many classic organized children's and family games, along with a hilariously fun park-wide History Hunt, are on the schedule of activities where all participants may win prizes. Free crafts and face painting will also be taking place. Everyone can kick back, relax with neighbors and listen to live music by The Banjo Racketeers playing a program of great Americana music. Bring your own family picnic or purchase hot dogs and soda at the event.

Tour the historic Meek Mansion, built in 1869, where history will brought to life by actors portraying members of the Meek family talking about the house and their 19th century California life. Meek Mansion tours are $5 per person and all proceeds support the preservation of this East Bay architectural treasure.

The event is organized and presented by Hayward Area Historical Society (HAHS) in partnership with Douglas Morrisson Theatre, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District and the Cherryland Community Association. The Hayward Area Historical Society (HAHS) preserves and interprets the diverse history of the Hayward, Castro Valley and San Lorenzo areas through educational programs, history exhibitions and the preservation of historic sites and artefacts.

For more information, contact Hayward Area Historical Society at (510) 581-0223 or visit

Fourth of July at Meek Estate
Wednesday, July 4
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Meek Park
17365 Boston Road, Hayward
(510) 581-0223

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