July 4th Celebration/5K Race
Celebrate Independence Day in your community with a host of activities for the whole family to enjoy! Each year, Montgomery Village hosts a 5K & Fun Run on the Sunday closest to July 4 and a Community Parade and Family Festivities on July 4. Activities are scheduled in a way that leaves you plenty of time to enjoy the pools in the afternoon and get to that afternoon/evening barbeque with friends and neighbors.
6:45 to 7:30 a.m. packet pick up
7:45 a.m. starters gun for Fun Run
8:15 a.m. starters gun for 5K Race
Held on the Sunday morning closest to July 4, the Montgomery Village 5K Race or Fun Run at Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue will get you moving the fun, fit way. Montgomery County Road Runners, one of the most highly respected running organizations in the state, will be back this year to handle electronic chip timing, along with the return of high-quality wicking race shirts and water bottles (while supplies last).
Register by 7:30 a.m. on race day for the 5K at $35 per participant or the Fun Run at $25 per participant.
9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. judging, 10 a.m. start!
The parade will feature fire engines, classic cars, community groups, eye-catching mascots and floats, music and more! You can find a curbside seat and enjoy your hometown parade! Participants register and line up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints parking lot, 20020 Montgomery Village Avenue.
Enter the parade! Decorate a bike, a wagon or yourself and strut your stuff down Apple Ridge Road. It’s free, fun and a great way to show your creativity and community spirit. Parade entries judged and one award will be given in each of the following categories:
• Best Decorated Wheeled Creation – includes bike, scooter, skateboard, stroller, wheelchair, roller skates, wagon and motorized toy vehicle.
• Best Costume
• Best Motorized Float
• Best Hand-pulled Float
• Best Marching or Performing Group
• Best overall entry – judged on the parade route – will receive a trophy.
Free Rock ‘n’ Roll Show
Immediately following the parade, 10:45 a.m.
The celebration starts with some great live music from Southern Charm! During a short break, the MVF Board President will officially open the event and announce parade contest winners.
Yard Games, Carnival Rides, Crafts, Festival Food and Concert
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
After the parade, stay at the Apple Ridge Pool and Recreation Area for a fun-filled celebration. Highlights will include a rock climbing wall, Reckless carnival ride, Kiddie Ferris Wheel and a giant inflatable slide. Food choices will include Sandwiches, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken Tenders, French Fries, Subs, Ice Cream and plenty of cold drinks. Enjoy yard games and great music provided by the Montgomery Village Community Band.
MVF has many ways your business can participate in the festivities and help sponsor this great family fun event! From parade participation to vendor booths, we can help connect you to the 40,000 residents of Montgomery Village. For more information, call 240-243-2331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assist at at the race, parade or the main event! It's fun and you will experience great satisfaction knowing that you contributed to the enjoyment of so many of your neighbors! For more information, contact Petra Padilla at 240-243-2334 or e-mail email@example.com.