There WILL be a Fourth of July parade in Oneonta followed by a host of activities in Neahwa park including vendors, live music, and fireworks.

The parade will commence on Oneonta's Main Street beginning at 1pm. The parade route will roll on from there to Neahwa Park where you will find Hill City Celebrations' event. Look for vendors, live music, and tons of family fun. This is a drug and alcohol free event. Five Star Subaru is sponsoring fireworks which are scheduled to begin at 9:30pm.

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Live entertainers include: Enemies in the Basement, Harmony Martial Arts, Elite Dance Academy, The Rich Mollin Jazz Quintet, Bill's Ragtime Sing-A-Long, Bobby Curious, Joe Janicki's Bicycle Stunt Show, The Brooklyners, Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra, and King Konye and Love Lagoon. For more details, check out the Hill City Celebrations website.

Fourth of July parades are an essential part of American Independence Day festivities, capturing the essence of patriotism and community spirit. Held in cities and towns across the nation, these parades are vibrant displays featuring marching bands, decorated floats, and a sea of red, white, and blue. Participants often include local organizations, veterans' groups, and school bands, all proudly showcasing their American pride.

The tradition of Fourth of July parades dates back to the early years of American independence. These events celebrate the nation’s freedom and honor those who have served in the armed forces. Parades typically commence with the sound of drums and the sight of the American flag, carried by honor guards. Floats may depict scenes from American history, celebrate local heroes, or highlight the diversity and culture of the community.

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