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Suisun in the News

19 Jun 2009

Ferris Wheel to Tower Over July 4th Festivities

SUISUN CITY - For the first time ever, a giant Ferris Wheel will be part of the Independence Day Spectacular festivities in the Waterfront District.

Positioned next to Sheldon Plaza, the 45-foot-tall classic carnival ride will provide riders with unprecedented views of the entire Waterfront and beyond into the Suisun Marsh.

"This is going to be a fantastic experience unlike anything we've had before," said event coordinator Anita Skinner.

The Ferris Wheel is the latest edition to a traditional all-day event that features continuous live music, dance entertainment, dozens of arts and crafts vendors, delicious food, and the region's best fireworks display.

An estimated 25,000 people visit the Waterfront District to celebrate the nation's birthday every year. Visitors will find a new restaurant and an art gallery open to explore this year, as well as the City's first new hotel in 50 years just months from opening.

The Cast Iron Grill & Bar is expected to be open just before July 4th in Harbor Square on Main Street at Solano Street.  The new dinner house by veteran restaurateur Bob Tooke of Merchant and Main fame will provide an indoor and patio dining experience laced with familiar touches.


The Suisun City Waterfront District Artists will open their first show entitled "All Things Suisun," in the new Lawler House Gallery on the first floor of the historic farm house at 720 Main Street.

Festivities begin in the Waterfront District at 11 a.m. Saturday July 4 and continue until 10:30 p.m.

Scheduled to perform are the Alive Music Orchestra, Poyntlyss Sistars, California Cowboys and Graydaze.

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