188th Pekin 4th Kicks Off Saturday

188th Pekin 4th Kicks Off Saturday

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Pekin 4th of July Event Schedule for the 188th year- 2018

Saturday June 30th, 2018

-Flea Market Set up at 8am

-Flea Market Open at 10am-7pm

Sunday July 1st, 2018

-Flea Market Open at 12pm-5pm

Monday July 2nd, 2018

-Flea Market Open at 4pm-9pm

Tuesday July 3rd, 2018

-Food Court Open 4pm- until after fireworks

-Flea Market Open 4pm- until after fireworks

-Derby City Amusements Open 4pm- until after fireworks

-Borden Lions Club Fish Dinner at Pekin Park Shelter House Open 5pm-9pm

-Pekin’s Got Talent Registration near stage- 4pm

-Pekin’s Got Talent- 5:30-7pm –Taylor Humphrey & Janet Hattabaugh-Schubert, Coordinators

-Brian Elmore & Big Steel Train- 7pm

-Hell’s Half Acre Hillbilly Burlesque Show- 8:30pm (during intermission) 

-Brian Elmore & Big Steel Train- 8:30pm- until fireworks

-Fireworks by Straight Shooters- 10pm

Wednesday July 4th, 2018

-Parade line up at Eastern High School Parking Lot- 8am

-Parade- 10am -Tisha Coles, Coordinator

Parade Theme is Hometown Heroes

Grand Marshall- Pekin’s Hometown Heroes

-Food Court Open- immediately after parade- 5pm

-Flea Market Open- immediately after parade- 5pm

-Derby City Amusements Open- immediately after parade- 5pm

-Borden Lions Club Fish Dinner at Pekin Park Shelter House Open 12pm-2pm

-Immediately after parade

Invocation by Jeremy Goen- Pekin Church of Christ

Presentation of Colors- Pekin American Legion Post 203

Star Spangled Banner- McKenna Keltner

Pledge of Allegiance- Pekin American Legion Post 203

Reading of the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence- Eastern High School Valedictorian Devan Smith 

Back Home Again in Indiana- McKenna Keltner

-Welcome Patrons- Taylor Humphrey, Pekin 4th President of the PCBO 2018

-Presentation of Cress Plaque- Jeremy Goen- 12pm

-Dollars for Scholars of Eastern High School- Ray Ramsey & Terry Thixton- 12:15pm

-Registration for Pekin Baby Contest near stage-12pm-2pm 

-Prince & Princess Contest on stage- 12:30pm -Darlene Hall, Coordinator

-Indiana Military Band- 1:30pm-2:30pm

-Pekin Baby Contest on stage- 2:30pm –Taylor Humphrey, Coordinator

-Queen Contest- 4pm -Darlene Hall, Coordinator

-2018 Queen Crowning Announcement- 5pm

– Special Thanks & Closing by Taylor Humphrey, Pekin 4th President of the PCBO 2018