According to the Pekin Community Betterment Organization, the 191st Pekin Fourth of July Parade will be held on Monday, July 5th.
Some on social media have questioned that, but the celebration is steeped in tradition, as well as its scheduling.
PCBO President Taylor Humphrey said if the 4th falls on a Sunday, it has always traditionally been held on Monday due to Sunday being reserved for worship.
Anyone who cannot attend the parade or other events can watch on the WSLM Facebook Page LIVE throughout the day at wslmradio.com
Those wishing to register for the parade can fill out the form below. Forms can also be picked up at the Town of New Pekin office.
The deadline to enter the parade is June 21.
In other festival news, the fireworks will be held at dusk on Sunday, July 3.
The queen, baby contest, and the prince and princess contests will all be held on Monday, July 5 as well.
The deadline to enter those events is May 29. Entry forms and rules below. There is no form as of yet for the baby contest.