Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum is proud to announce the special events and activities that are scheduled to be included in this Saturday’s July 4th celebration of our nation’s birthday! Mayor Yochum invites everyone to visit the Food Vendors in the Patrick Henry Square area starting at 10:00 this Saturday morning.
Beginning at 2:00 this Saturday afternoon, all streets that will be used for parade preparations and for the parade itself will be blocked off. All motorists are asked to avoid driving in the area west of North Second Street and South of Seminary Street due to construction and heavy traffic on Saturday afternoon, July 4th.
The annual July 4th Parade is scheduled to step off at 6:00 that evening from the Second & Hart Street intersection. The parade will travel east on Hart Street to the intersection of Seventh and Hart. From there, it will turn south on Seventh Street and proceed to the corner of Seventh & Main Streets. Travelling west on Main, the parade will pass the reviewing stand which will be set up at the intersection of Second and Main Streets on the Old Gimbel Corner. Due to the improvements being made on North Second Street, the parade will continue to traverse Main Street on down to the corner of First and Main.
Immediately following the conclusion of the July 4th parade, Mayor Yochum welcomes everyone to attend the presentation of and reception for Carroll Hamner, this year’s the “Spirit of ’76 Award Winner”, in the Harmony Society, 111 North Second Street.
A display of several Terre Haute Quarter Midget Association race cars and two Indiana National Guard vehicles will be on display near the Vincennes Firefighters Union Food Vendors immediately following the parade in the Patrick Henry Drive area.
The annual July 4th fireworks display, sponsored by the Vincennes American Legion, will be shot off from the Lincoln Memorial Bridge beginning at dusk. The Lincoln Memorial Bridge will be closed on both sides of the Wabash River at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th to prepare for the spectacular fireworks show.