Friday, June 17, 2011

Stars & Stripes festival

Celebrate Independence Day at the Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival in Central Park, Fernandina Beach, on Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a patriotic parade on Centre Street, a concert of Americana music at the Depot and fireworks at the Fernandina Harbor Marina.

The festival at Central Park will feature a Touch-A-Truck Public Safety display; musical entertainment throughout the day by The Beech Street Blues Band; a Parent-Child Look-A-Like Contest (sign up starting at 10 a.m., contest between 1-1:30 p.m.); an All American Apple Pie Contest with a $100 first prize; teamwork games; Fun for the Kids playground; food and arts and crafts vendors. Parents and kids may make a thank you card to send to a member of the active military and veterans at the Craft Center.

Wear red, white and blue at the Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival Parade at 7 p.m. on Centre Street. After the parade, gather at the Depot at the foot of Centre Street at 8:15 p.m. for a concert of patriotic and Americana folk music, marches and other tunes by the Amelia Arts Academy's New Horizons Band. The annual City of Fernandina Beach 4th of July Fireworks Display can be viewed to the south of the Fernandina Harbor Marina around 9:30 p.m. Bring your own folding chair.

Visit under the Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival tab for parade entry information. For more information, to participate, volunteer or to be a sponsor, contact Marty Scott at 753-4467, Arlene Scott at 753-8774, Sandy Price at 206-0756, fax 321-5643, or email

-Fernandina Beach News Leader

John Holbrook - Realtor Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach & Yulee, FloridaCell: 904-415-0171 Email: Web:

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