july, 2023

04jul9:00 amOld-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration and “Most Patriotic” ParadeKell House MuseumCost:FREE

Event Details

It’s time to bring out your red, white, and blue as we honor America with our 38th Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration and “Most Patriotic” Parade on Tuesday, July 4th, 2023
Take part in the 3rd Annual Firecracker Mile, organized by the Midwestern State Track & Cross Country Club. Staggered heats begin at 7:00 a.m.
The festivities begin with an open registration for the “Most Patriotic” Parade at 8:15 a.m. at the corner of 9th and Ohio. Entry is FREE and First and Second Place Ribbons will be awarded in each of four categories: Children 0-6, Children 7-12, Antique Car, and Specialty.
The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m., following 9th Street from Ohio up the hill to Bluff Street, ending at the Kell House Museum. Spectators are invited to line up along the parade route to cheer on their favorite entries and wave to local dignitaries, Lady Liberty, and Uncle Sam!
After the parade, the Kell House (900 Bluff Street) will host an old-fashioned salute to America, complete with the presentation of award winners, the Pledge of Allegiance, and more. Then let the games begin! A cake walk, face painting, and yard games are just some of the fun to be had from 9:30 to Noon. Be sure to stop by the Kona Ice truck to cool off!
Space is available for local businesses and non-profits interested in running an activity booth.
For more information on this FREE celebration and how you can get involved, contact us: or 940-723-2712.