2017 Monrovia Days - The Carnival Returns!
The carnival that has been only a fading memory for many, many
years made its long awaited return to Library Park to celebrate the City of Monrovia's 131st birthday.
Congratulations to organizer extraordinaire Keely Milliken and Centre Stage, the City of Monrovia and the Monrovia Unified School District for making this happen. I can't begin to imagine what it takes to put something on this scale together, but you nailed it.
The Monrovia Days website: https://www.monroviadays.org/
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Lots of American flags lined the center walkway of Library Park.
The fountain and Monrovia Public Library. Just behind the fountain you can see Company B performing at the top of the stairs. Game booths lined the north (right) side of the park.
Carnival rides were on the south side of the park. A nice mix of classic carnival rides for older and younger kids.
Rides geared to the younger crowd lined Lime Avenue on the south side of the park.
Dragon Wagon - a kid sized roller coaster.
Fun on the Ferris Wheel.
Company B performing in front of the fountain.There was a steady stream of talented and well received entertainment on this spot both days.
Company B and a photo that seemed a natural - in front of the American flag.
Food booths on Palm Avenue on the north side of the park.
More game booths in what might have been the best spot on a hot weekend.
We'll close out this post with a photo of the monument to city founder William Monroe and the carnival ferris wheel.