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fourth of july Events

Red, White & Bluegrass Fest July 3

NORTH LIBERTY– Located right here in the Corridor, the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival has been bringing you bluegrass for seven years now. Join others Monday, July 3, starting at 4 p.m. for great local and Midwest bluegrass and jam grass bands at Club 76 (The Lodge), 2349 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE.
The festival is run by the American Legion Post 1976 and staffed by veterans and friends of veterans volunteers. The event is very affordable and family-friendly with kids’ activities, fireworks, an official sanctioned flag retirement ceremony performed by area veterans, great food and, of course, great music.
The line-up includes Juglife, Slewgrass, Miles over Mountains, Flash in the Pan and Trinity River Band.

Ely firefighters pancake breakfast July 4

ELY– The Ely Fire Department is hosting its annual pancake breakfast Tuesday, July 4, from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1300 Main St. There will be all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon and freshly cracked eggs.
Cost is $8 in advance for adults and $8.50 at the door, and $3 for children ages 5-12. Visit elyiowa.com for more information.

Ely’s annual Fourth of July parade 6-8 p.m.

ELY– Ely’s annual Fourth of July parade will be held at 6 p.m. on July 4. The parade will begin at the fire station and will loop around and end at city hall. To enter into the parade or to volunteer, visit elyiowa.com and click on 4th of July Parade 2017 under Events.

Coralville 4thFest parade 10 a.m

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CORALVILLE– Coralville’s annual 4thFest parade begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4. The 4thFest parade is the area’s largest Independence Day parade. The annual parade features marching bands, floats and loads of excitement!
The parade is two miles long and will begin at the intersection of 9th Strett and 22nd Avenue. Seating along the route is first come, first served. For safety, always stay behind the curb when watching the parade. Seating is not available from the corner of 9th Street and 22nd Avenue north to the GEICO/McGregor’s driveway (parade entries line up in this section of 22nd Avenue).
The 2017 parade theme celebrates the former Coralville Drive-In Theatre. The 2017 4thFest Grand Marshals are Barry and Roxie Bedford. Barry Bedford is Coralville’s longest-serving Chief of Police, who retired in January 2017 after a law enforcement career spanning more than four decades. Look for Barry and Roxie at the beginning of the parade!