Patriotic parade, program set July 4

A parade down Main Street and a patriotic program with music are planned in the downtown area here Thursday, July 4, when Fredericksburg dons its best reds, whites and blues in celebration of Independence Day.

July 4th patriotic parade

Main Street’s storefronts are being urged to put out their best patriotic themed decorations in anticipation of the holiday and the parade, which is expected to again draw thousands of spectators to the 10 a.m. event.

Some 90 entries of people, cars, trailers and anything else that can be decorated patriotically will make this year’s parade as big or bigger than ever, said Daryl Whitworth, organizer.

Entries are still be accepted through Tuesday, July 2, for any businesses, organizations or individuals who would like to be in the parade free of charge and who are willing to meet the requirement of decorating their entry in a patriotic theme.

Applications for participation are available at the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center, 302 East Austin Street, or for download at www.fbgparade.org.

Completed forms are due by the end of the day Tuesday by either emailing them to parade@fbgparade.org or by dropping them off at the Visitor Information Center.

Historically, the parade steps onto Main Street off South Adams Street, turns right and heads east along Main Street. It does a U-turn at the intersection of Main and Washington Streets (by the National Museum of the Pacific War) and then travels back up Main Street until it reaches Bowie Street on the city’s west end.

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