Warren 4th of July Parade and Festivities
Saturday, July 4, 2015
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For the 67th consecutive year, we celebrate our independence with a wild, wacky, and wickedly fun parade, street dance, and family festivities! Parade starts at 10 AM. Main Street in Warren closes at 8:30am SHARP.
Grand Marshals are the Mad River Riders/Mad River Path Association.
The Theme, "Live it! Love it!" is a celebration of the quality of life in Vermont.
Free Shuttle Buses are running from 8am until 4pm. Satellite parking for bus pick up is at Yestermorrow School on Rt 100 at Warren/Waitsfield town line and at Lincoln Peak at Sugarbush.
Food Vendors are lined up, including local organic food providers like American Flatbread, Gaylord Farm, Skinny Pancake, Scout's Honor, The Common Kitchen Meatball Company plus annual favorites, SamosaMan, and the Yak Cart. Cornerstone Pub will host a beer and wine garden at Brooks Field (Warren Elementary School field) following the parade.
Live Music will begin following the parade- with Grippo Funk Band at the Warren Store porch for the big street dance and Mad Mountain Scramblers at Brooks Field (elementary school), a short walk from the village on the Mad River Path.
Kids' Fun: Free, supervised kids' activities at Brooks Field following the parade at the elementary school. Use the Warren village path from the village to the school. Events, food and music begin following the parade and last until the energy wanes.
Find your Buddy and win a matching pair of prizes! In order to make the day's events free to all (parade, dance, shuttle bus, kids' activities) we ask for a donation of $1 or more at the gates to town. For your $1 donation you will receive a Buddy Badge numbered between 1-3000. Every badge has a match....somewhere in Warren. Find your buddy and run to the Gazebo in the village and get a pair of matching prizes donated by local merchants (while they last!). It may be a ski pass or it may be an cookie. You'll just have to see how lucky you are!
The Parade Boss strongly discourages bringing dogs to the parade. Please leave them home (not in the car) for the day. They won't have nearly as much fun as you at the parade. If you MUST bring a dog, please supply adequate water and keep them leashed at all times. Please keep horses at home, too!
Sponsors: The event could not be made possible without the generous support of the taxpayers of Warren and the members of the Chamber of Commerce, along with these corporate sponsors: Waitsfield Telecom, WDEV Radio, Sugarbush Resort, Mad River Glen, Casella Waste Services, Jamieson Insurance and Building Performance Services.
Events continue at Sugarbush all afternoon culminating with Fireworks at dark.
Questions should be directed HERE, or call 802-496-3409.