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 Parade and Family Festivities on July 4. Activities are scheduled so that you have 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 45 RPM! 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 Concerts
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
After the parade, enjoy a fun-filled celebration at the Apple Ridge Recreation Area. Highlights include Wrecking Ball carnival ride, Wind Winder ride, Klime Wallz, a Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Yard Games and more. A variety of food choices will be for sale. Also, great music provided by the Montgomery Village Community Band from Noon to 1 p.m.
MVF has many ways for your business to 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 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 email email@example.com.