Clarkston area residents can celebrate the Fourth of July with activities throughout the day, starting with the parade through downtown at 10 a.m.
The parade’s route is from St. Daniel Church, 7010 Valley Park Drive, eastbound on Miller Road, southbound down Main Street, then onto Church Street, ending at the Clarkston Community Education building, 6300 Church Street.
After the parade is Independence Fest at Clintonwood Park off Clarkston Road.
Activities include an Arts and Crafts Show until 5 p.m., with more than 50 crafters.
Live entertainment in the park include Tunes by Jim Tedder Productions starting at 11 a.m.; 4GVN Quartet, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Rick Leider Trio, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; and The Phoenix Theory, 7-10 p.m.
Veteran’s Celebration includes a Military Museum in the senior center from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring local vets and their photos and memorabilia, and recognition ceremony from 2-3 p.m.
A Dog Disc Show will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., with Frisbee toss and fetch contest. Kids games and inflatables area will be open from 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Socks will be available to purchase onsite for $1 if needed.
The fireworks show by Zambelli Internationale is at dusk. Bring blankets or camping chairs. No personal fireworks will be permitted in the Park.
Limited parking at Clintonwood Park is $5/car until 2 p.m.; after 2pm, $10/car. Shuttle bus rides available from eight locations, $2/person; free for 4 and under.
For more information, visit www.independencefest.org.
Clarkston United Methodist Church hosts an ice cream social after the Fourth of July Parade, which will benefit the Getting Ahead Missions.
The social will be in the fellowship hall at the church, 6600 Waldon Road. Sundaes will be $3 per serving and include chocolate or strawberry topping with vanilla ice cream.
The Getting Ahead Missions is a 16-week program that helps families in poverty in Clarkston.
The Clarkston News office at 5 S. Main Street will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday on Monday.
Deadline for classifieds is Friday, July 1, at noon.