Cascade Township to Host Annual July Fourth Celebration
Cascade Township, Michigan, June 10, 2019 –
Cascade Charter Township will again host its all-day July Fourth Celebration, offering fun for all ages.
Taking place on Independence Day, Cascade’s July Fourth Celebration will feature games, carnival rides, a parade and more. All activities are weather permitting.
“The July Fourth Celebration is and will continue to be one of the most exciting times in Cascade Township,” said Township Supervisor Rob Beahan. “The celebration gets better every year, and we are always looking for new activities for residents of all ages to participate in. We look forward to seeing everyone’s smiling faces as we celebrate Independence Day with the community.”
This year’s event will feature more than thirty different games and activities for all ages, including a duel zipline, bumper cars, giant inflatables, face painting and more. Throughout the celebration, the Kent District Friends of the Cascade Library will host a book sale at the Cascade Branch, which will feature thousands of books ranging in topics and genres.
Families will also enjoy a bike parade before the traditional float and vehicle parade and be able to relax with musical entertainment by the band Trilogy throughout the event. The day will conclude with a fireworks display to celebrate the nation’s independence.
Specifically, the timeline of events is as follows:
- 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – KDL book sale Cascade Branch
- 10 a.m. – Bike parade, lining up at the Cascade Fellowship Christian Reformed Church
- 10:30 a.m. – Float and vehicle parade, lining up at Thornapple Covenant Church
- 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Games, carnival rides and music
- Dusk – Firework show from Ada Christian School
The bike and float parade will begin at the intersection of Cascade Road and Burton Street and will end at the intersection of 28th Street and Thornhills Avenue. As a reminder, parts of Cascade Road, 28th Street and Old 28th Street will be closed for the event from approximately 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Consistent with past years, the Township invites families, neighborhoods, churches and business to get creative and participate in its float contest. No sign-ups are necessary. Individuals who would like to participate should arrive with their float or vehicle at the parade staging area, Thornapple Covenant Church, at 8:30 a.m. on July 4.
Participants are limited to one vehicle or float per entity; candy throwing will not be allowed from vehicles or floats. Those wishing to participate in the bike parade should arrive at 8:30 a.m. at the Cascade Fellowship Christian Reformed Church.
“This special event is possible because so many residents, community sponsors and organizations are engaged and willing to lend a hand,” said Cascade Fire Chief Adam Magers. “The celebration is something the Cascade Township looks forward to every year and we are excited to enjoy the many festivities with the community.”
About Cascade Township
Home to more than 18,000 residents, Cascade Township is committed to serving the public by providing the finest community services possible with respect, efficiency and integrity. With the Thornapple River at its heart, Cascade Township is recognized as an excellent place to live, work, play and raise a family. For more information, visit http://www.cascadetwp.com/