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Fourth of July event schedule, parade route

This traditional parade route begins at Taylor and Virginia Streets, traveling north to Homestead, east on A Street and down to Williams Avenue, then turns toward Maine Street where the parade will conclude at the middle school.

Continuing with past traditions, the Churchill County Parks and Recreation Department, the city of Fallon and the Chamber of Commerce bring you numerous activities associated with this holiday event.

The day’s festivities ­— themed “Small Town USA” — include the parade, music, food as well as attractions and games for all ages.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. downtown followed by the return of the bed races on Maine and a picnic in the park plus more at the Churchill County Fairgrounds, starting at 11:30 a.m. this year.

There will be fun for all including the following:

Live music

A wide variety of food

Local vendors

Bounce houses

Children’s games & crafting

4-H activities

Archery

The Tommy Lee Roping Show

Northern Nevada Radio Control demonstrations

And much more…

PARADE

10-11 a.m. — This standard course starts at Virginia and Taylor Streets.

BED RACES

11 a.m.-noon — Maine Street

PICNIC IN THE PARK

11:30 a.m. — Gates open

12:15-1 p.m. — First band on stage (Larry and Dineen Little)

1-1:15 p.m. — National Anthem (sung by local 4-H)

1:20-1:50 p.m. — Watermelon-Eating Contest (all ages)

1:50-2 p.m. — Parade award winner announcements

2-3 p.m. — Second band on stage (Southbound Train)

3:15-3:30 p.m. — Closing remarks

(The fairgounds’ multi-purpose building will feature some of these activites.)

There will also be swimming at the county pool next door.

FIREWORKS

At dusk (about 9:15 p.m.) — Hosted at Rattlesnake Raceway