Fairborn to celebrate Fourth of July


By Whitney Vickers - wvickers@aimmediamidwest.com



File photo There are multiple events planned in Fairborn to celebrate the Fourth of July. The festivities will conclude with a fireworks display beginning at approximately 10 p.m. at Community Park, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road. Event officials have said the fireworks display will be the largest in event history.

File photo There are multiple events planned in Fairborn to celebrate the Fourth of July. The festivities will conclude with a fireworks display beginning at approximately 10 p.m. at Community Park, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road. Event officials have said the fireworks display will be the largest in event history.


July 3rd Main Street Block Party schedule of events:

4 p.m. - American Legion Opening Ceremony

4:15-5 p.m. - Fairborn Civic Band

5-6 p.m. - Band: David Wayne Country Gentleman

6:15-7:30 p.m. - Little Miss and Mr. Fairborn Contest

6:20-7:20 p.m. - Band: Rock it 88

7:40-8:40 p.m. - Band: Wild Mustangs

9-10p.m. - Band: Rind

July 4 schedule of events:

10 a.m. - Annual 4th of July parade (up Central Avenue past the reviewing stand and then down Main Street to Second Street)

5:30-7 p.m. - Band: Hey There Morgan (Community Park)

7:30-10 p.m. - Band: Full Frontal (Community Park)

10 p.m. - the largest fireworks display in event’s history (Community Park)

FAIRBORN — Fairborn citizens will let freedom ring Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 with annual back-to-back events as they celebrate Independence Day.

The holiday events will kickoff 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 with the annual Block Party along Main Street. It will include family-friendly activities, live performances, games, inflatables and more.

Main Street will close from 1 to 11 p.m., as well as the intersections of Central and Grand Avenues to prevent traffic from crossing over Main Street.

The 72nd Annual Fourth of July Parade — noted as one of the largest and oldest in the Miami Valley — will take place 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4 and will follow its traditional route — Broad Street up Central Avenue to Main Street and concluding on Second Street.

Main Street is slated to close 7:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4 while the remainder of the parade route will close at 9:30 a.m. Those streets will re-open at the conclusion of the parade.

Jeff Schmitt will be honored posthumously as the parade Grand Marshal. A flyover by the Greene County Aero Club will signal the parade’s start while the Fairborn Civic Band performs the National Anthem at the reviewing stand.

The celebration will continue beginning 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4 with live performances, food, amusement rides and activities at Community Park, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road. The band Hey There Morgan will kick-off the evening entertainment from 5:30-7 p.m. followed by the featured headliner Full Frontal Band slated to take the stage 7:30-10 p.m.

A fireworks display — which is being noted this year as the largest in the event’s history — will follow the Full Frontal Band performance at approximately 10 p.m.

The traffic signal at Community Park and Fairborn High School may be altered upon the event’s conclusion to allow motorists parked in those areas to turn back onto Dayton-Yellow Springs Road.

File photo There are multiple events planned in Fairborn to celebrate the Fourth of July. The festivities will conclude with a fireworks display beginning at approximately 10 p.m. at Community Park, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road. Event officials have said the fireworks display will be the largest in event history.
https://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2019/07/web1_party13.jpgFile photo There are multiple events planned in Fairborn to celebrate the Fourth of July. The festivities will conclude with a fireworks display beginning at approximately 10 p.m. at Community Park, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road. Event officials have said the fireworks display will be the largest in event history.

By Whitney Vickers

wvickers@aimmediamidwest.com

July 3rd Main Street Block Party schedule of events:

4 p.m. – American Legion Opening Ceremony

4:15-5 p.m. – Fairborn Civic Band

5-6 p.m. – Band: David Wayne Country Gentleman

6:15-7:30 p.m. – Little Miss and Mr. Fairborn Contest

6:20-7:20 p.m. – Band: Rock it 88

7:40-8:40 p.m. – Band: Wild Mustangs

9-10p.m. – Band: Rind

July 4 schedule of events:

10 a.m. – Annual 4th of July parade (up Central Avenue past the reviewing stand and then down Main Street to Second Street)

5:30-7 p.m. – Band: Hey There Morgan (Community Park)

7:30-10 p.m. – Band: Full Frontal (Community Park)

10 p.m. – the largest fireworks display in event’s history (Community Park)

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.