Plans for Jamboree Days 2022 are underway! Crestline expects to host thousands of visitors over the July 4th weekend with parades, fireworks over the lake and a community picnic on the new lush green Meadow at San Moritz Lodge.
The Jamboree Days Parade kicks off the weekend. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, July 2. The parade will travel from Crest Forest Drive in Top Town, down Fern Drive to Lake Drive, and continue all the way to Lake Gregory. The ‘Legendary Lake Gregory’ theme of the parade pays homage to the rich 84-year history of the lake as a central focus of Crestline’s mountain legacy.
Fittingly, the family of Arthur Gregory, Sr., the lake’s namesake and donor for the land it occupies, have been named Grand Marshals of this year’s Jamboree Days Parade.
New trophy categories for parade entrants debuting this year include the Arthur Gregory Trophy for the best nonprofit entry, an Americana Trophy and the Charles S. Mann public spirit trophy.
Once the parade concludes, Jamboree Days festivities will continue all day. Lake Gregory opens the waterslides, inflatables, boathouse and beach areas at 10:00 for water activities. Restaurants and shops along Lake Drive and Crest Forest Drive in Top Town will be open for dining and browsing, with many shops extending their hours and wares by featuring sidewalk popups by local vendors.
The Crestline Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Beer Garden in the parking lot of Arrowhead Credit Union from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Classic rock bands will provide the tunes as SoCal Beer pours the suds – a variety of the Southland’s favorite craft brews. Several food vendors will set up and serve up a selection of tasty treats.
Lake Gregory Company plans to close at 5:00 p.m., sweep the beaches and reopen at 6:00 p.m. At that point, the public is invited to grab a spot lakeside and watch the evening’s fireworks show beginning at 9:00 p.m. VIP tickets will be available for dining at the lake and reserved seating for the show through Lake Gregory Company.
Plans are also underway for a free Community Picnic on Sunday afternoon at the new Meadow at San Moritz Lodge. Hosted by the Crestline Chamber of Commerce and Woodlands Church, complementary parking is available from 12:00-4:00 p.m. on July 3. Family-friendly activities include picnicking on the Meadow, several bounce houses, a classic car exhibition, gunny-sack and three-legged races, watermelon-eating contests, cornhole, giant Jenga and Connect-4, a mini-sailboat regatta in the lagoon from the Crestline Yacht Club, face-painting and more. All activities are free to the public.
Jamboree Days Calendar of Events
Saturday, July 2
10:00 a.m. Jamboree Days Parade, Crestline
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Jamboree Days Beer Garden, Arrowhead Credit Union, Crestline
6:00 p.m. Lake Gregory Beach opens free to the Public
9:00 p.m. Fireworks show over Lake Gregory
Saturday, July 2
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Jamboree Days Community Picnic, the Meadow at San Moritz Lodge, Crestline