GUERNSEY—It’s mid-June, warm weather has finally arrived to stay for awhile and that means Guernsey’s annual July Fourth celebration is just a few weeks away, shaping up to be another great salute to American independence.
This year’s activities will begin mid-week with the downtown street dance set for Wednesday, July 3rd between Kelly’s and Ben’s bars. Lenden James and The Highway 34 Band take the stage at 9 p.m. for four hours of great dance music.
Thursday kicks off with the Economic Development’s free pancake breakfast at Gordon Davis Park. Get yourself off to a great start with a plate full of pancakes (and more) between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m.
The July Fourth parade heads up Wyoming Avenue at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Printable registration forms are available at the Town of Guernsey website: townofguernseywy.us
or you may pick one up at Guernsey City Hall, Guernsey Post Office, First State Bank, Oregon Trail Bank, Register Cliff Pharmacy or Able Tactical Gun Shop in Guernsey. Any float or entry for the parade OTHER THAN the antique or vintage vehicles, is REQUIRED to register--late entries will be placed at the end of the parade line-up. If you wish to enter an antique or vintage vehicle, please report to the north side of the school along Burlington and check in with parade officials for line-up information. Parade line-up begins at 9:45 a.m.
The Wheels on the Trail Show and Shine for antique and show vehicles will begin immediately following the parade on the south side of Gordon Davis Park and continue into the afternoon.
No need to go home and cook—food vendors will be in the park for lunch. Additional vendors who would like to set up in the park with crafts or other items are welcome to do so beginning at 9 a.m.
A variety of free kids’ games and fun will also be going on in the park and Tri-City Parks and Rec is sponsoring a free day of swimming at the Guernsey swimming pool from 1 to 4 p.m. on the 4th.
Bring a lawn chair and your family back to Davis Park at 7 p.m. for a concert by local favorite and hometown country/rock band Timberline. This three-piece band puts out great music and for those that would like to, the concrete dance pad affords a spot to swing your partner!
Then don’t miss the public fireworks display that will begin just after dark that evening put on by the Town of Guernsey and Guernsey Volunteer Fire Department. The display will be held near the baseball field and may be viewed from the baseball field. Bring lawn chairs and celebrate freedom from center field!
The celebration extends into the weekend as Guernsey hosts its third Movie in the Park on the evening of July 5th. Return to Gordon Davis Park for the screening of Instant Family. Free popcorn is provided—just bring your lawn chairs or a blanket for seating and beverages of your choice (no alcohol).
On Saturday and Sunday, July 6-7, Able Tactical will host their annual gun show and sale at the VFW Post 4471 (42 S. Idaho). Doors open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission runs $5.00 per day or a two-day pass is $8.00. Children under 10 are free. BBQ smoked brisket lunch available at the show on Saturday. Gun enthusiasts will find plenty of merchandise and firearms-related clinics held during Saturday’s show.
Come for the day or spend the weekend in Guernsey—where July Fourth offers something for everyone.