Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose's Office of Business and Tourism is preparing for the annual Independence Day parade to be held Thursday, July 4, on historic Main Street in downtown Montrose. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. this year, rather than 10 a.m. as in years past.
The new time was created to allow residents greater opportunity to attend festivities in Cerise Park before the start of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show.
"The shift from morning to late afternoon seemed like a fitting tie-in to introduce the first annual 4th of July Picnic in the Park, which will be held in Cerise Park immediately following the parade," said Community Events Coordinator Alexis Foran.
The Picnic in the Park will feature live music from local favorite Ulterior Motive. Beer and wine will be available, along with bounce houses and classic yard games, face painting, and even an apple pie eating contest.
"We encourage everyone to pack a picnic dinner and join us for this great celebration in Cerise Park,” Foran said.
All this will lead up to the main event: the annual fireworks display from Sunset Mesa.
For more information about participating in the parade, visit CityofMontrose.org/July4 or contact Community Events Coordinator Alexis Foran at 970.240.1402.
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