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Independence Day Celebration

NOTE:  Road Closure- Rt. 2 Old Stage Road to Johnson Farm, July 4, 9:30-11:30a

The Town of Williston celebrates the Fourth with activities on July 3rd & 4th

"Independence Day! Celebrate the Red, White & Blue"

Schedule of Events:
     Wednesday, July 3      
           4:00-6:00p       Library Book Sale
           6:00p               Firecracker 5K Fun Run (See Registration info below)
           7:00p               Ice Cream Social and Town Band Concert- Village Green
     Thursday, July 4       
           9:00a-2:00p       Library Book Sale
           10:00a               Parade- Williston Road. (From Johnson Lane to Old Stage Road)
           11:00a-1:00p     Activities & Vendors on the Village Green
           11:00a-1:00p     Fire Department Open House
           7:00-9:30p         Music & Food- at Allen Brook School
                     (Parking & shuttle from Williston Central School, starting at 7:00pm)
           Dusk- 9:20p       Fireworks- at Allen Brook School

July 4th T-shirts- on sale for $10 each at Events

Pre-Register for the Run prior to June 23- Click Here
     On-Site Registration available July 3 starting at 5:00pm at WCP.
     All proceeds go to Williston/Richmond Rotary for volunteering at run.

General Information:
  • All events on July 3rd and morning of July 4 will be held at the Village Green and Williston Community Park.
  • All events on the evening of July 4 will be held at the Allen Brook School.
  • If you want to participate in the July 4th parade, please fill out the Parade Registration Form and return prior to June 23, see link below.
  • If you would like to be a vendor, see link below to Vendor Registration Form. Return prior to June 23

Parade Rules:
  • No throwing candy or objects from vehicles or floats, or throwing anything into crowds. Walkers may hand items to spectators along the parade route. The goal is to keep spectators Safe, by not entering the roadway to retrieve items or not hitting unexpected people with candy or objects.
  • Prohibited items: water pistols/guns, super-soakers, water balloons and other devices that propel water from vehicles, floats or walkers into the parade spectators.
  • Drivers of all vehicles/floats in the parade must have a valid driver’s license and be 21 years of age or older.
  • Any entry that includes children must have adequate adult supervision. Adult supervision is required on all floats and open vehicles carrying children.
  • Participants must not sit on vehicles/equipment that are not intended for that purpose. Participants may not sit on vehicle hoods/trunks.
  • Emergency exit accessibility must be available on all floats/vehicles. All participants on floats/vehicle must have direct communication with driver of float or vehicle.
  • All floats/vehicles carrying people must be equipped with adequate restraining devices (seat belts or protective railings) capable of stopping anyone falling from the unit.
  • All parade participants must be wearing safety equipment for the means of transportation they are on. Example; bikes, scooters, skateboards, horses, etc.
  • Playing music is only allowed on parade route during parade time. It is to be kept to a reasonable level for your participants to hear and act to. Sounds will not interfere with other floats or vehicles on parade route.
  • Blowing of vehicle horns is strictly prohibited on parade route. Sirens of emergency vehicles is permitted and are to be kept at a reasonable level and only used when not a disturbance to parade watchers or sensitive areas along parade route.
  • If your entry includes animals, you are responsible for providing water and picking up after your animals.
  • Alcohol and smoking is not allowed to be consumed by parade participants. Police on hand will be monitoring the parade as well as the crowd.
  • Commercial business entries may not simply ride through the parade route in their company vehicle. All entries must be decorated according to a parade theme and/or in an appropriate holiday manner.
  • In the case of an emergency with parade participants or spectators, parade participants must move to the right of the parade route to allow clear, unhindered access for emergency vehicles
  • The Williston Recreation & Parks Dept. reserves the right to photograph and/or record the entire parade and use these images to promote or benefit the committee’s activities including use in electronic media.
  • Note: The Recreation & Parks Dept. reserves the right to remove entries NOT obeying the rules listed above.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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