Bonitafest trail ride

Bonitafest Celebration Car Parade

Bonitafest will host a Celebration Car Parade, Saturday, Sept. 19 and a radio broadcast version of the 43rd annual Bonitafest Melodrama in the fall. It will also honor a lineup of outstanding community leaders.  Led by the Bonita-Sunnyside Fire Department and the San Diego County Sheriffs, the parade is open to the community. Families are invited to decorate cars to celebrate milestones, achievements and rites-of-passage interfered with by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Vehicles will assemble at 9 a.m. at the Sweetwater Community Church in Sunnyside. The parade begins at 10 a.m. Fire and police vehicles will lead a 13-mile route through Sweetwater Valley neighborhoods. Chula Vista sports journalist Jim Trotter is the Grand Marshal.
Photo credit: Liz Usborne