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Parade Judges, 2016
Springfield... The place to be on the 4th of July, and much more:

Spend a relaxing day at the beach in beautiful Glimmerglass State Park, tour historic Hyde Hall, hike on Sleeping Lion Trail, enjoy world-class opera at the Glimmerglass Festival, shop for antiques and unique gifts, or just take a drive through scenic countryside passing Amish horse-drawn carriages along the way  all in the Town of Springfield!

Springfield 4th of July Parade and Celebration:

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.

 

The 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 springfield.july4@gmail.com.

Committee Chair Debra Miller can be reached at (315)858-0304.

Images:
Pirate Ship Float, 2016
Parade Train, 2016
Continentals Fife & Drum, 2016
Glimmerglass State Park Beach
Glimmerglass State Park Beach
Hyde Hall at Glimmerglass State Park
View of Otsego Lake from the Sleeping Lion Trail at Glimmerglass State Park
Glimmerglass Festival Opera House