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The ultimate small-town America 4th of July parade starts annually at
11 a.m. in Springfield Center, NY. and includes a barbecue and concert.
The Springfield Parade is truly a celebration of steadfast American
spirit from proud Veterans marching to the crackerjack sounds of the
Richfield High School marching band. Here you can see the great people
that make up these true American communities like Milford, Roseboom,
Cherry Valley, Springfield, West Winfield and Fort Plain.
Honoring America at the 4th of July Parade in Springfield.
Fritz Henry, a
Van Hornseville native, entertains at this event by playing wonderful
selection of well-known songs and originals. He is one of the nicest
people you will ever meet and a supreme musical talent with his
soothing, expressive voice and excellent guitar and harmonica playing.
Fritz Henry sings at 4th of July parade in Springfield. That's
Springfield Town Supervisor Bill Elsey on the right.
There's always a nice person sitting right next to you, offering a
"hello", pleasant conversation and strong support for the "service" men
and women heroes -- from policemen to military proudly holding their
heads high while marching through this friendly little town, 11 miles
north of Cooperstown on Route 80. It is also a wonderful scene seeing
the hard-working farmers and younger generation participating in the
Riding a tractor in the parade.
Younger generations proudly participate in the parade.
I always get a little teary (not
commonplace for me, really) when attending the parade because of the
overwhelmingly happy, colorful nature of the event, beautiful spirit of
the locals, their close friendships, love for America, and sense of
community. As far as attending events, this is, by far, our happiest
place to be every year.
Friendly conversations happen everywhere at the 4th of July
Parade in Springfield.
Watching the 4th of July Parade in Springfield.
The Springfield 4th of July Parade is
the second oldest continuously running parade in America (Bristol,
R.I., takes first honors)!
Crowd gathers for festivities at the Springfield Fire Station.
And the Brooks BBQ chicken is simply phenomenal and part of the fabric
that makes summer vacation so special!
BBQ chicken from Brooks.
The Cooperstown NY 4th of July
fireworks (date varies) at Otsego Lake is simply spectacular
with the beautiful Lakefront Park location on Otsego Lake in downtown
Cooperstown, and a very impressive fireworks display. Before the
fireworks, the Cooperstown Community Band plays some wonderful music
and the fresh air of the Otsego County night brings a refreshing feel!
4th of July at Lakefront Park in Cooperstown.
Fireworks at 4th of July celebration in Cooperstown.
But wait, there's more as they say in those infomercials --
only this time, the product actually delivers on its promise. Over at
Glimmerglass State Park off East Lake Rd. in Springfield, thousands
turn out to enjoy a free concert and fireworks display alongside Otsego
Lake. The cooler summer night, fresh mountain air (OK, big hills) and
impressive fireworks display illuminating the big country sky (if
you're lucky, with a beautiful sunset) result in something never short
Gathering under a big pink sky before the 4th of July fireworks
at Glimmerglass State Park.
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