Geneva 4th of July

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Geneva 4th of July

Geneva 4th of July – featuring 2017 “America’s Musical Heritage” at 101 First Street in Geneva beginning at 8:30am with parade starting at 10am on First Street.

Geneva 4th of July

As in years past, the 4th of July celebration in Geneva, Florida will make you think you’ve stepped back in time, as this close-knit community gathers for some real old-fashioned fun. When Geneva’s Independence Day parade kicks off with its red, white, and blue festooned tractors, horse and buggies, classic cars, local kids on bikes, and impressive patriotic floats, flag waving onlookers are sure to get a taste of what life was like long ago.

The friendly residents of Geneva, a small village east of Orlando, take pride in preserving the past, and the 4th of July activities are testimony to their efforts. Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. with a classic car show to get you in a nostalgic mood. The official start of the parade is at 10:00 a.m.

Along with the uniquely themed floats, don’t miss the horses painted red, white and blue, and sporting hats, glitter, and patriotic riders, while miniature ponies pull teeny little wagons. Motorized vehicles range from antique cars and old tractors to motorcycles and fire engines.

Following the parade, everyone is invited to a hometown Festival at the Rural Herigage Center for barbecue, old-time games, cakewalk, cow pie toss, and entertainment. Don’t miss getting your 50/50 chance drawing tickets offering an opportunity to putting a little green in your pocket. The ever-funny Richard Sloane will emcee the program of music, contests, awards presentations and much more! Proceeds of the parade and festival will benefit the Rural Community Center of Geneva.

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Become part of this unique hometown celebration by participating in the parade or sponsoring the event. Applications are being accepted for Parade participants with prizes for 1st & 2nd place Best Decorate and Themed Floats, Youth Awards for bike and four wheelers, as well as recognition of the Best Commercial Entry. Completed entries must be received before judging time to participate.

Awards will be handed out for the most patriotic children which is open to kids age 1-16.  A $50 prize will be awarded to the best entry in each category:  Best decorated bicycle, small motor vehicle and most unusual entry.  Parents must accompany children.

Compete for coveted horse ribbons and prizes as well:
Most patriotic
Best Depiction of Theme
Most Creative
Call Valerie at 407-729-1449 for more information

Also available:  The John Edward Jones Patriot Awards for Best Floats in Parade.

To qualify for prize money in the float category, your entry must be a pre-registered, fully decorated flatbed, either towed or self propelled with auditable music.  Musical entries will be featured after the parade.

Decorations must reflect the Parade and Festival theme:  2017 “America’s Musical Heritage).  $200 for first place for best decorated and themed; $150 for 2nd place for best decorated and themed; and an award certificate for best commercial entry.


Disclaimer: This Geneva 4th of July event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

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