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.
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…
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
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 Pond
7:30am Tri Graeagle Independence Weekend Triathlon
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 Graeagle
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!
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
2 thoughts on “A Small Town Parade With Enormous Heart”
😦 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.