Schroon Lake will host its annual Fourth of July celebration this summer. The community parade will begin at 6 p.m.
The Town of Schroon will again celebrate the fight for freedom with Fourth of July celebrations Friday, July 4.
“Pieces are falling into place,” Schroon Lake Chamber Area of Commerce Executive Director Patrick Siler said. “The funding is on track and we are lining up the parade acts.”
The parade will step off at 6 p.m. Independence Day, with a concert on the beach to follow with a fireworks finale after the sun goes down. Parade Grand Marshal will be the 2014 Schroon Lake Chamber Citizen of the Year, Joel Friedman.
“There will be a lineup of music and events throughout the entire day basically leading up to the evening parade and fireworks,” Siler said.
The quilt and kayak raffle has also begun, with tickets being sold throughout the summer at the chamber offices and other locations. The Adirondack Baskets Raffle will also take place at the chamber offices from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., when the winner will be announced.
“This is a general fundraiser for the chamber that also goes to help fund the July 4 events,” Siler said.
The 35th annual Chicken Barbecue at the Schroon Lake Community Church on Main Street will take place from 11 a.m. until sold out.
Events taking place from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. will include “Bounce Around” childrens activities at the Town Park by the beach; “art bucket” featuring air-brush tattoos, face painting and hair braiding; “Climb and Dangle” rock wall and Lions Club Food Tent at the beach area.
Music will be performed by Mark Piper from 11 a.m. to noon at the Town Park on the beach, followed by Hot Pursuit from noon until 2:30 p.m., and the Gregson Brothers Band from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
The annual fishing contest trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. at the chamber building, with music on the porch of the Community Church from 4 until 6 p.m.
The Adirondack Pipe and Drums will prepare the way for the annual parade starting at 5:30 p.m., performing a concert next to the fountain on Main and Dock Streets.
At dusk, there will be a Patriotic Music Concert at the town park featuring the Word of Life Collegians and Seagle Music Colony, followed by the gala fireworks display at dark.
The parade is sponsored by the Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, with generous support from the Town of Schroon, local businesses, organizations, and individuals.
For more information and to find out the latest updates on the Schroon Lake Fourth of July festivities, visit the website schroonlakeregion.com or call 532-7675.