PLEASANTON (CBS SF) — The Alameda County Fair is celebrating its 100th year of family fun with a 17-day celebration beginning Wednesday that includes fireworks, a parade, the world’s largest outdoor grill, concerts and contests.

“We are beyond excited to celebrate 100 years of family-focused entertainment and offerings at this year’s fair,” CEO Rick Pickering said.

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Attractions at the fair include livestock and agriculture exhibits, carnival rides, quilting displays, culinary contests and horse races.

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As part of the fair’s concert series, hip-hop artists Salt-N-Pepa will perform on June 24. Rick Springfield is scheduled to perform on June 28.

The fair runs from Wednesday to July 8 and is closed on Mondays. Fireworks shows are scheduled for each Friday during the fair—June 22, June 29 and July 6 — and each show starts at about 9:30 p.m.

The fair will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds at 4501 Pleasanton Ave. in Pleasanton. More information is available at

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