Ticonderoga Bands, parades, fireworks and more will all help to celebrate the anniversary of the nation next week.
The Best 4th in the North opens Tuesday, July 1,and runs through Saturday, July 5, with organizers adding a day to the festivities.
“We have extended the celebration for 2014 by one day adding events happening at the Knights of Columbus and The Pub in Downtown Ticonderoga July 5,” committee member Molly Bechard said. “The committee is not wasting any time and both of these events will have fundraisers for the 2015 Best 4th In The North Celebration. We thank the K of C and The Pub for their continued support.”
Events begin July 1 with rides, vendors and food in Bicentennial Park from 4 to 10 p.m., with ride bracelets available for $20 and for use from 5 to 9 p.m. There will also be a Ticonderoga Open Mic Karaoke event from 5 to 8 p.m., with sign-up beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Rides continue July 2 from 4 to 10 p.m., again with bracelets good for rides between 5 and 9 p.m. There will also be a dance in the park with music provided by Party Productions USA from 6 to 9 p.m.
July 3 will feature an added half-hour for festivities in the park, extending from 4 to 10:30 p.m. (bracelet policy remains the same). Entertainment for the evening will start with the traditional country and rock-and-roll band Loose Connections, who will perform from 4 to 7 p.m. From 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Elvis impersonator Jim Cawley will perform in the parking lot between Rathbun Jewelers and the Old Cobblers Bench Building. Rock, blues and alternative country band Pale Green Stars will perform at the Bicentennial Park from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Independence Day will feature the Bicentennial Park events opening at 10:30 a.m. and going through 11 p.m. No ride bracelets will be available for the day.