The historic town of Shepherdstown WV will hold its annual Independence Day parade and community picnic on Wednesday, July 4. Both events will be held rain or shine. Everyone is welcome at both events and admission will be free. The parade and picnic are organized annually by the Rotary Club of Shepherdstown. The goal is to provide wholesome, family-oriented 4th of July events that everyone can enjoy. If you're looking for an old-fashioned, small-town 4th of July celebration, this is it. The parade will be held starting at 11:00 a.m. downtown. It will last about an hour. Entries will include veteran's groups, antique vehicles, local societies and organizations of all kinds, local businesses, government officials, children's groups, animals, historical re-enactors, fire trucks, and more. Plenty of parade parking will be available in the Shepherd University parking lot at the edge of downtown on High Street. The picnic will be held right after the parade, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m., in the pavilion at Morgan's Gove Park on Kearneysville Pike (Route 480) just southwest of town. The picnic will feature live music, with two popular local bands. The Speakeasy Boys will play from noon to 1:30 p.m. and the Gypsy Ramblers will play from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. There will be lots of free children's activities, including a waterslide, scavenger hunt, a water balloon toss, face painting, and more. The Rotary Club will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and non-alcoholic beverages at reasonable prices. All proceeds from those sales are used to help cover event costs. People can bring their own picnic lunches if they prefer. There is plenty of parking at the park. For more information go to the Rotary Club website at www.shepherdstownrotary.org/july_4_picnic, or go to "Shepherdstown 4th of July Parade and Picnic" on Facebook, or contact Rotarian Peter Smith at 304-876-1139 or email@example.com.
Creative fun for kids and for the adults, a cool place to relax and celebrate the 4th of July. Starting at 10am at Cacapon State Park (near the picnic area and Nature Center) will be the 12 Habits For Wonderful People booth which will have poster “blanks” and lots of fun and creative materials from glitter to stickers to stampers for kids and adults alike to explore their artistic side. Participants will be asked to make Wonderful People posters for one of the 12 months of their choice with uplifting messages for each month. The hand-made posters will be distributed to our Ambassadors and displayed throughout our community. Listen to Patriotic Music as the Morgan Community Concert Band as they perform at the Gazebo. The program is open to the public at no charge. Contact: Renee Fincham, 304-258-1022 X 5209
Join us this year for the 4th of July parade, awards ceremony at the courthouse downtown, live music from Desert Highway, an Eagles Tribute band, at the Hazel Ruby Mcquain Amphitheater on the riverfront and an awesome fireworks display over the river. Everything is free to the public! Great fun for the whole family. Schedule: --11 a.m. Hazel Ruby McQuain riverfront Amphitheatre: Morgantown Municipal Band under the direction of C.B. Wilson. --5 p.m. High Street downtown Morgantown: Parade starts at Willey Street and continues south to Foundry Street. --6 p.m. Morgantown area Rotary Clubs/ Celebration of America community awards ceremony: Court House Square High Street --6:45 p.m. Hazel Ruby McQuain riverfront Amphitheatre: Wildwood Band --8:15 p.m. Hazel Ruby McQuain riverfront Amphitheatre: Desert Highway Band --10:00 p.m. Hazel Ruby McQuain riverfront Amphitheatre Zambelli Fireworks
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