A Small Town Parade With Enormous Heart

Is there anything that brings out  national pride in all its glory more than a small town Fourth of July celebration?  Graeagle and its corresponding Mohawk Valley Independence Day organizers are experts at showcasing the full spectrum of classic Americana for enthusiastic spectators who travel from near and far for this annual fete.  This year’s celebratory weekend is geared, rightly so, to honor our heroes.  4 july honor vets

Thank you for your service.  Independence Day is about YOU!


Here are some scenes from past years’ celebrations, just to get you in the mood…

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Here is the schedule for this coming weekend’s celebration:

Friday – July 4

6-11 pm       Graeagle Lions Club “Street Dance at the Barn” at the Corner Barn (junction Hwy’s 89 & 70) in Blairsden.

Saturday – July 5th

8am             2nd Annual Patriot 16-Mile Bike Ride

9am             “Graeagle Freedom Run 5k/10k

10am            Civil War Battles by Reenactors of the American Civil War

All Day          Old West Gun Battles4 july shoot out

3 & 5pm        Civil War Battles

4-6pm            Music in the Park featuring Nevada County Concert Band

4-9pm            Pre Fireworks at the Graeagle Mill Pond. Food & refreshments by Calpine Elks. Cotton Candy by Lady Elks.

6-9pm            Music at the Mill Pond

Dusk              Fireworks Display at the Mill Pond4 july fireworks


Sunday-July 6

7:30am          Tri Graeagle Independence Weekend Triathlon

11am             Civil War Battles4 july civil war

8-11am           Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast

All Day           Old West Gun Battles

10am-5pm      Old Fashioned Day in the Park. Dress the part! BBQ, Snacks, Refreshments and Games

10:30am         Bluegrass Music by Westwind

1-2pm          42nd Annual Parade Downtown Graeagle4 july sierra cascade street rodders

After Parade    Special Presentation to Honor Veterans at Graeagle Park


After Parade    Band Concert featuring Ophir Prison Band

After Parade    Blue Grass music by Westwind

2pm                Civil War Battles

Come join me at the Grandstand known as Leah’s Front Porch.  There’s always room for you here!

4 july spectators

Even if you can’t make the trip to Graeagle, you can get a glimpse of what you’re missing via THE FAMOUS GRAEAGLE WEBCAM from the comfort of your own back porch. Raise the flag and give a salute. This weekend we’re all proud to be

4 july team usa

2 thoughts on “A Small Town Parade With Enormous Heart

  1. 😦 The web can is pointing straight down to the ground! Unfortunately, we aren’t able to be there and hope to watch the festivities via the famous web cam…but we can’t see anything but pavement. 😦

    • Oh dear, so sorry. An attempt was made to stop the camera’s movement and have it stationary pointing at one spot. That spot wasn’t supposed to be the ground.

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