CHERRY CREEK - The annual Cherry Creek Independence Day Celebration, In Home Town Tradition, will be held this weekend- Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
"Activities are planned for everyone, from the very young to the not so very young, and all ages in between," said Brenda Hendricks of the Community Association Inc.
The weekend kicks off Friday with village-wide yard sales to be held all three days of the celebration. Maps of the sales are available at Mendle's Crossroads Grocery.
All other events will be held in the Main Street Ballpark, unless otherwise noted.
There will be crafters, food, games, vendors, a raffle and a beer and wine tent beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, continuing until after the fireworks display Saturday night.
Friday night's slate of activities begins with the registration for "Cruise In" at 5 p.m., with a motorcycle category for the first time this year. The Cruise In begins at 6 p.m. with winners announced at 8 p.m. Music will be provided by the Kokomo Time Band until 8 p.m. There will be live acoustic music in the Pavilion from 8-11 p.m.
Saturday's festivities begin with a book sale at the Cherry Creek Free Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lineup for the parade begins at noon, with the parade down Main Street beginning at 1 p.m.
Also, at noon will be the "drop off" time for entries in the Pie Contest. Entries will be accepted until 1 p.m.
Rides from Titan Entertainment begin at 2 p.m. and continue until 10 p.m. Also at 2 p.m. will the chicken barbecue, sponsored by the Cherry Creek Fire Department and Auxiliary.
The Little Miss/Mister Cherry Creek Contest begins at 2:30 p.m., sponsored by the America's Promise program at CCB.
Parade winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m.
The live auction begins at 3:45 p.m., with all proceeds going to events sponsored by the Cherry Creek Community Association Inc.
Brand new to the agenda this year are the "Redneck Games for All Ages" that will begin at 5 p.m.
Music for the evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with The Midroom Drifters. Uncle Ben's Remedy will entertain from 7 p.m. until the fireworks display begins at 10 p.m.
The celebration closes Sunday morning with a community worship service at 10:30 a.m.