Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter
The traditional parade down Main St., activities in the park and a nightcap of fireworks will highlight the annual Fernley 4th of July celebration this Thursday.
The theme of this year’s celebration is “Only in America.”
The day begins with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Masons at the Mason Lodge off North West Street, from 7-10 a.m.
The cost is $7 per person or $25 per family, with all donations going to fund high school scholarships.
Afterward, the parade gets under way at 10 a.m., starting at East St. (the light at 95A and Main St.) and ending at Lois Lane.
The parade is kicked off by the Show n Shine cars and is then led down Main St. by the Nevada Veterans Coalition with the presenting of the National Colors.
After the parade, the day’s fun and entertainment at the Out of Town Park starts with the flag raising at 1 p.m.
There will be a host of vendors, refreshments, a Show n Shine, kids games (some are free, some have a cost), a new VIP area, music, a raffle, the presentation of the parade trophies, a watermelon eating contest, the always popular greased pig contest, and lots more.
All the while, the DJ will provide the soundtrack to the day.
Once dusk rolls around, the night will conclude with a bang with the spectacular fireworks show.
The Fireworks start at approx. 9:30 p.m., with Fernley’s Biggest Little Radio, 101.3 FM will provide the soundtrack to the firework show.
Biggest Little Radio will also be broadcasting the parade live and will have a booth at the Out of Town Park with another broadcast between 7-9 p.m.
once the Fireworks are over, there will be music on the main stage until midnight.
Schedule of Events
7-10 a.m. Pancake breakfast at the Masons Lodge
10 a.m. Parade, Main St. from East St. to Lois Ln.
12–5 p.m. – Kids Games – Free – Water balloon toss; sack races; and lots more!
****Please Note**** not ALL Kids Games are free, there are some that require a paid wrist band
1 p.m. Flag Raising
1 p.m. Horseshoe Tournament Begins
1 p.m. to 12 a.m. music
2 p.m. Parade trophies awarded
3 p.m. Watermelon Eating Contest
5 p.m. Greased Pig Contest
Fireworks start at dusk