WARREN - Warren County will host its 65th annual July 4th Celebration on Wednesday.
The celebration is kicking off with a pre-parade show at 10:30 a.m. at the reviewing stand located at the General Joseph Warren Park, which is at the junction of Pennsylvania Avenue West and Poplar streets. Tickets for bleacher seating close to the reviewing stand are available for $10 at United News on Second Avenue and VirgAnn Flower and Gift Shop on Pennsylvania Avenue West. The price includes lunch and a grand prize ticket.
The 65th annual Fourth of July Parade steps off at 11 a.m. and travels from Carver Street and Pennsylvania Avenue East to Laurel Street on the west side near St. Joseph Church. The parade will be led by a contingency of veterans. The parade theme is "Symbols of Our Freedom." There is a line-up of marching bands, twirlers, performers and floats. Entries for the parade are still accepted. As an incentive, prizes for best floats will be awarded.
Betts Park festivities open following the parade. The park is situated in the west side of the city at U.S. Route 6, U.S. Route 62 and Ludlow Street. The festivities include food vendors and a Kids Zone. Plans are being made for games and activities to include children of all ages. During the early evening hours, a beer tent will be open.
TAKE 5, a local band, will perform a unique mix of blues and rock followed by the event headliner, Frontiers, a Journey tribute performance.
While the concerts are free, donations will be accepted.
The event ends with a fireworks show by Starfire Fireworks Corporation.
There will also be several giveaways and drawings throughout the day.
For more information or to register, visit warrenpajuly4th.com.