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“Oswego’s Past, Present, and Future” theme planned for Independence Day Celebration July 2nd

The 4th of July holiday is fast approaching! Plans for this year’s Annual Independence Parade are underway. With a theme of “Oswego’s Past, Present, and Future” there are plans of highlighting all of the things we love about the Oswego community.

Oswego will hold its annual Independence Day Celebration this year on Sunday, July 2nd, with floats, classic cars, marching bands and entertainment traveling across the City to commemorate the nation’s founding. Families will crowd Bridge Street on both sides of the river to enjoy the annual Independence Day Parade starting at 1pm.

“The City of Oswego is proud to organize and host the annual 4th of July Independence Day Parade. Celebrating our country on the Fourth of July with a parade and fireworks has long been a part of our City’s timeless tradition. We are truly excited to bring you a parade that Oswego residents will remember proudly," said Mayor William J. Barlow, Jr. New this year the City will be offering cash prizes for float entries with a large focus on youth participants. Cash prizes will include: Best Float $500, Best Theme $250, Best Youth Performance Group $250, Best Adult Performance Group $250, and Youth Team Spirit Award $250. Parade applications can be found on the city of Oswego’s Website.

For a great view of the evening fireworks, musical entertainment, food and family friendly fun, make plans to head over to Breitbeck Park. Musical entertainment will start at 5pm with a beautiful fireworks display, taking place at dark.

Interested in being a part of this year’s parade? Applications can be found on the City of Oswego’s Website. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Email Heathe Jones at or call 315-806-0251 for more information.

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