CHERRY CREEK — After a long absence due to the pandemic, the Cherry Creek Business and Community Association Inc. has announced the return of the annual Independence Day celebration to the Main Street Ballpark.
All the festivities of years past will return beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 and will continue throughout the day, ending with a fireworks display at 10 p.m.
Top Amusements rides, food, vendors, raffles and a beer and wine tent will continue all day. Customers are reminded that no outside alcohol is permitted on the premises.
The rides will be open from 1 p.m. and will continue until the end of the day at 10 p.m.
A Birds of Prey exhibit will be in operation between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. A themed basket and raffle will take place in the tent from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., with winners announced at the end of the event.
A Chicken BBQ sponsored by the Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department will be held in the clubhouse beginning at 2 p.m.
At 2 p.m. a pie competition will begin under the marquee.
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Appetizers should be clearly marked, especially if pie dishes are to be turned over. Participants are reminded that no pies requiring refrigeration will be permitted and sliced pies will be available for sale. Registrations must be dropped off at the tent before 1 p.m.
Between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., a classic car, truck and motorcycle cruise will take place. The music for the event will be provided by the “Kokomo Time Strip.”
At 4 p.m., the line up for the parade on Main Street begins on Southside Avenue. The parade starts at 5 p.m.
Music by “The Mid-Chamber Dinghies” begins at 7 p.m. in the pavilion and will end at 10 p.m., with the start of a fireworks display. Basket and raffle winners will be announced at 8 p.m.
The directory “The Panther Prowls” will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.