191st Pekin 4th of July Events Ready to Go Beginning Friday

191st Pekin 4th of July Events Ready to Go Beginning Friday

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191st Pekin 4th of July will kick off this weekend as the area celebrates the Oldest Continuous Fourth of July Celebration in the Nation. 

 

Friday, July 2 nd

10:00 a.m. til Dark- Flea Market, Food Vendor, and Ride Set-Up and Inspections

Saturday, July 3rd

8:00a.m. – 3 on 3 Basketball Registration- George Browning, Coordinator
9:00 a.m. – 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament begins at the Basketball Court
4:00 p.m. til after FIREWORKS- Food Court Opens
4:00 p.m. til after FIREWORKS- Flea Market Opens
4:00 p.m. til after FIREWORKS- Bluegrass Rides, Games
4:00 p.m. til 6:00 p.m. – Baby Contest Registration by the Pekin Park Stage
4:00 p.m. til 6:00 p.m. – Spin-A-Round Sound by the Pekin Park Stage
5:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m. – Borden Lions Club Fish Dinner at Pekin Park Shelter House
6:00 p.m. – Hells Half Acres by the Pekin Park Stage
7:00 p.m. til 10:00 p.m. – Wax Factory and Full Contact Karaoke on the Pekin Park Stage
10:00 p.m. – FIREWORKS by Straight Shooters at the Pekin Park

Sunday, July 4th

1:00p.m til 9:00p.m. – Food Court Opens
1:00p.m. til 9:00p.m. – Flea Market Opens
1:00p.m. til 9:00p.m. – Bluegrass Rides, Games
1:00 p.m. til 3:00 p.m. – Borden Lions Club Fish Dinner at the Pekin Park Shelter House
1:00 p.m. til 3:00 p.m. – Baby Contest Registration by the Pekin Park Stage
1:00 p.m. til 3:00 p.m. – Troy and Melanie Smith on the Pekin Park Stage
3:30 p.m. – Pekin 4th of July Baby Contest- Darlene Hall, Coordinator
5:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m.– Spin-A-Round Sound by the Pekin Park Stage

Monday, July 5th

8:00 a.m. – Parade line-up at Eastern High School Parking Lot
10:00 a.m. – PARADE- Tisha Coles, Coordinator with Family and Friends
Theme- 2021- “A Magical 4th of July”
Honorary Grand Marshall- 1 st Lieutenant Scot Wayne Ames Jr.
After Parade til 3:00p.m. – Borden Lions Club Fish Dinner at the Pekin Park Shelter
House
After Parade til 5:00 p.m. – Food Court Open
After Parade til 5:00 p.m. – Flea Market Open
After Parade til 5:00 p.m. – Bluegrass Rides, Games
Immediately after Parade- Invocation by Jeremy Goen- Pekin Church of Christ Minister

Presentation of “Colors”- Pekin American Legion Post 203
Star-Spangled Banner

Pledge of Allegiance- Pekin American Legion Post 203

Reading of the Preamble of Declaration of Independence
2021 Eastern High School Valedictorian- Trevor Hagan

Back Home Again in Indiana

Welcome Patrons- Taylor Humphrey, Pekin Community
Betterment President

Honorary Grand Marshall Induction
12:30 p.m. – Dollars for Scholars of Eastern High School Ray Ramsey and Terry Thixton

1:00 p.m. – Prince and Princess Contest on the Pekin Park Stage- Darlene Hall, Coordinator

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Brian Elmore and Big Steel Train on the Pekin Park Stage

4:00 p.m. – Queen Contest- Darlene Hall, Coordinator

5:00 p.m. – 2021 Queen Crowning Announcement

Special Thanks and Closing by Taylor Humphrey, President PCBO 2021