Four events to celebrate the fourth

Evart’s Independence Day Celebration bigger than ever

By Emily Nummer Special to the Herald Review

EVART - Local residents can participate in four events over three days, providing numerous opportunities to celebrate the Fourth of July this year.

In previous years, the celebration lasted two days, but an extra day of festivities has been added to this year’s calendar.

“This year’s Independence Day celebration is so big it requires three days and four events in Evart,” said Evart Chamber of Commerce President Dan Joyce.

Kicking off the weekend on Saturday, July 2, The RockShow, a Journey tribute band, will play as part of the Summer Concert Series.

“The concert has moved from before the fireworks to Saturday, making this the perfect year to visit Evart all weekend long,” Joyce said.

The following day, Sunday, July 3, the annual fireworks display will be held starting at dusk at the Evart Municipal Airport. The location change from previous years will allow for more spectators and a bigger show, according to Joyce.

“This year’s show will include higher fireworks and more room for spectators to view the show up close,” he said. “We will also have food vendors, limited bleacher seating, and a great community atmosphere.”

It is important to note that parking this year will be divided into two lots, separating those leaving to the east and to the west, Joyce added.

The final two events will be on Monday, the Fourth of July. The annual Independence Day Parade will again start at 11 a.m. on July 4 on Main Street. According to Joyce, early registration for parade entries is closed, but anyone is welcome to arrive at 10 a.m. on July 4 on Jefferson Street between Main Street and Pine Street.

Immediately after the parade will be the Party in the Park at Riverside Park.

“Food, fun, music and a sky-high Fire Department sprinkler make for the perfect wrap-up to a great three days,” Joyce said. “All four exciting events are family-friendly.”

Event Schedule

July 2 - The Rockshow, 6:30 p.m., Evart Depot.

July 3 - Fireworks, 10 p.m., Evart Municipal Airport (rain date July 5).

July 4- Parade, 11:00 a.m., Main Street.

- Party in the Park, 12:00 p.m., Riverside Park.

For more information on the Independence Day Events, including a parking map for the Evart Municipal Airport fireworks, visit evartchamberofcommerce.com.