OAKLEY -- On the heels of residents observing the nation's birthday, Oakley will celebrate its own Saturday.

The city will recognize the 15th anniversary since its incorporation in 1999 with a party for residents that will include tri-tip, rock climbing and fireworks.

The fun starts at 6 p.m. on Freedom High School's soccer field, 1050 Neroly Road.

Although admission is free, access to unlimited children's and teen activities costs $5 for those over the age of 5. Use of the student parking lot also costs $5 per vehicle, the proceeds from which will go to Freedom High's athletics booster club. Attendees may use the adjoining parking lots at no cost.

The evening will feature music, vendors and food ranging from barbecue tri-tip and pork to hot links and ice cream.

In addition to rock climbing, the children's play area will feature slides, inflatable "bouncy" houses, basketball and football games, a mechanical shark and Ravioli the clown.

Attendees may bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners, but no alcohol.

The evening will end with a bang: A fireworks show will take place at around 9:30 p.m.



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