Theme announced for city’s 4th of July parade

American Flag - File photo
American Flag - File photo

Prattville – The theme of this year’s 4th of July Parade is “Happy Birthday America.” All float participants are encouraged to decorate their entries in that motif.

Children on bikes, tricycles, and scooters are also invited to participate. The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Autauga County Courthouse and will end at Stanley-Jensen Stadium. Parade entry forms are due by June 26 at 5:00 p.m., and can be picked up at Prattville City Hall, the Cultural Arts Center, or by visiting

“This is a time to be spent with family in celebrating our nation’s birthday and what better way to do that then have a huge birthday party parade,” said Kellie Cook, Special Events Director for the City of Prattville. “There is sure to be something for everyone this 4th of July.”

The annual Lion’s Club Barbeque and Camp Stew sale will take place that day at 10:00 a.m., as well as the annual “Cardboard Boat Races,” sponsored by Prattville’s Department of Leisure Services, at the city pool. The entry fee is $5.00 per entry and pre-registration is required. That morning the boats will be assembled with cardboard and duct tape on the premises and trophies will be awarded. Various categories include Fastest Time, Most Decorative, and the Titanic award for most dramatic sink. For more contest rules and information, call Leisure Services at (334) 361-3640.

A patriotic program will begin at Stanley-Jensen Stadium that night at 6:00. There will be food vendors and live entertainment by the Prattville Pops and the Prattville Community Chorus. Fireworks will begin at dark. Admission is free, just bring your blankets and law chairs, but no pets will be allowed on the field.

For more information call the City of Prattville’s Special Events Office at (334) 358-0297 or visit the city’s website. Click on Special Events to see a schedule of events or to download registration forms.

Article by Melissa Parker

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