Initiated in 1914, the Springfield 4th of July
Parade has been held in Springfield Center for over 100 years, with the
exception of cancellations due to WWII gas rations, and heavy rain in 1996.
parade is held each year on the 4th of July, moving to the 5th
if the holiday falls on a Sunday.
Celebrating American independence
and our local community, the Springfield Parade and Celebration attracts thousands
in participants and spectators each year.
The parade is followed by a celebration at the Springfield
Community Center, featuring live music, a quilt show, historical displays,
children’s activities, and of course plenty to eat including Brooks’ chicken BBQ,
homemade pie, and strawberry shortcake.
Since the 100th anniversary of the parade in
2014, an evening concert and firework display has been added to the annual
celebration, and is held at Glimmerglass State Park on the 4th of
July.Missing only a few years due to
gas rationing during WWII and heavy rain in 1996, the parade is held every year
on the 4th of July, moving to the 5th of July when the holiday falls on a
Sunday. The parade today continues to be a celebration of small town America,
and is attended by approximately 4,000 people. The festivities following the
parade are a big draw as well, featuring live music, a quilt show, historical
displays, arcade games and much more - plus plenty to eat, including Brooks'
barbecued chicken, home-made pie and strawberry shor
Individuals, groups, families, and businesses are all
invited to register and participate in the parade, and local not-for-profit organizations
may participate in fundraising activities at the Community Center, with
attendance at 4th of July Committee meetings.
Please contact the Springfield 4th of July
Committee for more information and parade registration forms by emailing email@example.com.
Committee Chair Debra
Miller can be reached at (315)858-0304.