Schroon’s 62nd Annual July 4th Parade and all day celebration is once again going to a spectacular event, promise organizers.
Old favorites are back, as well as some new surprises, Tammy Whitty-Brown told Schroon Laker today.
On a weekend where record crowds are expected to hit the road for this three day holiday, organizers hope many will make a stop in Schroon Lake.
“We have many of the crowd favorites back again,” Tammy told us.
Among them are The Blues Brothers Band and the wacky Funky Karnaval Percussion Comic Act.
"I get stressed, mostly the last few days with the last minute details, but in the end it is all worth it to see all the smiles, cheers and happy faces of those on the parade route and mingling around town. It is the best 4th in the Adirondacks," Tammy said.
New this year in the kids fun area at the top of the beach in the town park will be cotton candy, popcorn and sno-cones. A portion of the proceeds go to the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce to help cover costs associated with the parade”.
“Expect to see floats from many of our town’s civic organizations and businesses,” Tammy said.
This year the Schroon Lakers of the Year-- awarded posthumously to Dan Riggins and his wife Kathy will be walking in the parade with their family, forgoing the traditional ride in a car.
“Dan and Kathy walked everywhere and this how the family wanted to honor Dan’s legacy,” Tammy said.
July 4th is a day where you could spend the whole day in our town-- with around the clock entertainment , with plenty of beach time.
And there is something for everyone -- from early morning to the Fireworks Spectacular come nightfall.
Here are some of the highlights for Monday’s Big Day.
Sign up for the 5K & 1 Mile Kids Fun Run sponsored by the Schroon Lake Central School.
9am – 1pm
Schroon Lake Farmer’s Market on the lawn at the Town Hall Building
Adirondack Basket Raffle-Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on Main Street. Winners announced at 8pm
10am – 3pm
Adirondack Arts and Crafters on the lawn at the Town Hall
10 am – ‘til sold out
Lions Hot Dog Stand at the beach at the Town Park
11am-till sold out
The 37th Annual Chicken BBQ at Community Church, Main Street.
Bounce Around- fun activities for children at the Town Park Beach, Art Bucket- Airbrush tattoos, face painting and hair braiding,
Schroon’s own Mark Piper rippin’ the riffs on guitar with his Marking’ Time Band at the Town Park Beach area
T & T @ at Town Park Beach area
Get ready to rock: The Gregson Brothers Band @ the Town Park Beach area
Music on the Porch with Sue Calkinon the steps of The Community Church, Main Street. Keyboards and Vocals!
The Scotia/Glenville Pipe Band performs a mini concert @ The Fountain on Main and Dock Streets
The PARADE BEGINS: Starting at the corner of Hoffman Road and Route 9, to Fowler and onto Leland to Town Beach area
Drawing of Adirondack Basket Raffle winners @ Chamber office. Winners don't need to be present to win
Patriotic Music Concert with the Word of Life Collegians & Seagle Music Colony Class of 2016 @ The Town Park Beach Area
GALA FIREWORKS DISPLAY OVER SCHROON LAKE. A barge worth of fireworks will be launched.
For more information, call The Schroon Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (518) 532-7675