Are you ready for the Fourth of July celebrations? Well, you better be soon because it’s only two days until the anniversary of America’s independence! It’s become a time for parades, cookouts, parties, and fireworks. Find out how Essex, NY, is celebrating below.
Fireworks, Parade, Food & Games!
An old-fashioned parade will step onto State Route 22 at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, from the Block House Road (by the Catholic Church), and will continue down past the Essex-Charlotte ferry dock and onto Main Street in Essex following the route it takes every year.
Make sure to get there early to find a good spot to park and watch as the marchers, bikers, floats, tractors, and vintage & classic cars go by! Don’t forget to be on the look out for the candy throwers!
Following the parade, go to Begg’s Point to play games and get some food!
A Fireworks extravaganza will begin at dusk on Friday, July 5, off Mason’s Point. Get your blankets ready to sit on at Beggs Point for a good lookout spot, and buy some sparklers to wave around as you watch the fireworks light up the sky over Lake Champlain!
Essex Fourth of July Schedule
Thursday, July 4th
8:15 am Adult Fun Run sponsored by Live Well. Starts at corner of Blockhouse Rd. and Essex Rd.
9:15 am Kids Fun Run sponsored by Live Well. Starts at Essex Ice Cream Cafe.
10:00 am Penelope the Clown (near the Ice Cream Cafe).
10:00 am Parade Line-up on Blockhouse Road.
10:00 am Sing Patriotic Hymn at St. John’s Church.
10:30 am Strawberry Shortcake Sale at the Essex Community Church. (On the lawn or inside if it rains)
11:00 am Parade starts. Parade will feature the Plattsburgh Bagpipe and Drummers, Shriner Clowns, lots of home-made floats and representation from local Fire Departments.
12 noon Games and Boat races at Beggs Point Park. Food by the Essex Fire Department.
3:00 pm Spelling Bee for all ages at the Essex Town Hall.
7:30 pm Organ concert by Carol Williams at the Essex Community Church. ($10 admission/students free)
Friday July 5th at dusk. Fireworks to be seen from Beggs Point Park.
You’re sure to find something to enjoy. Come join in the fun!
- Essex Farm: Summer Tour (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Silk Painting Workshop (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Stereoview: Main Street, Essex, NY (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)