We celebrate many events in Monte Vista and one we NEVER miss is the 4th of July!
The 4th of July Parade & Picnic was started by Janice Payer and her late husband, Michael Creamer Payer. The tradition has stayed strong and the numbers of friends and neighbors at this event seems to grow each year. It's fun to see new generations of Monte Vista join this fun
9:30 am - Parade starts at the corner of Lynwood and Howard. Dress up the kids, the dogs, decorate a wagon or bike and join the fun of the parade! There will be prizes for Best Adult Costume, Best Child costume, Best Dressed Dog and Best Non-Motorized Float (bicycle, tri-cycle, unicycle or wagon). Winners announced at the Landa Library Gardens festivities along with fun prizes!
Grand Marshals Ann Van Pelt and Jill Torbert will lead the parade and you won't want to miss the Grand Fido!
8:30 am – 9:30 am - Drop off pies at the Landa Library Gardens for judging.
9:15 am Parade forms at the corner of Lynwood and Howard
9:30 am - Parade starts!
10 am – 12:30 pm - Festivities at the Landa Library Gardens. Join your neighbors as we listen to patriotic music, enjoy hot dogs, pie, lemonade and the singing of the National Anthem. We will award prizes for everything from costumes to pie! The Landa Library Ladies will be on hand to read stories to young and old alike. Bring a neighbor and enjoy one of the most beloved events in Monte Vista!