Parades, pageants, fireworks, comedy, music and more this July 4 weekend

Last Updated on July 3, 2015 by cassnetwork

Megan Mannering, Kylie Pugh, Sarah Fisher, Jennifer Crafford and Madison Zartman will be competing for the title of Miss Cass County 3015 Sunday, July 5. Photo by Marie Kohlhagen of MK Photography.
Megan Mannering, Kylie Pugh, Sarah Fisher, Jennifer Crafford and Madison Zartman will be competing for the title of Miss Cass County 3015 Sunday, July 5. Photo by Marie Kohlhagen of MK Photography.

It’s another busy weekend in Cass County, Indiana! Here’s a quick look at some of the things that are happening this Fourth of July weekend.

FOURTH IN THE NORTH: Fireworks traditionally happen on July 3 in Twelve Mile and this year is no exception. Head to Plank Hill Park tonight for a variety show and fireworks, then come back again tomorrow for the parade, which starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by the 53 running of the Twelve Mile 500, and again on Sunday for a a community church service at the fire station. It sounds like the Twelve Mile Lions Club, which organizes the event, really needs some new volunteers to step up to ensure that this annual event continues, so if you’ve been thinking “Hey, I’d really like to do more for the community” this might be your chance. FULL SCHEDULE

FOURTH IN THE SOUTH: Independence Day in Walton begins with the Wounded Warrior Run. There will be vendors on Depot Street all day, the Walton Lions Club will have a Fish Fry, there’s a car show, an antique tractor show, the Masonic Lodge will serve food, there’s a parade at 2 p.m. and of course, the day ends with fireworks. FULL SCHEDULE

FOURTH AT RIVERSIDE: A community garage sale, food vendors, bounce house, local musicians and, according to the mayor, “the largest and most expensive (fireworks) display in our history” are all set for Saturday, July 4 at Riverside Park. The Carousel will be open, too. FULL SCHEDULE

COMEDY: It’s the first Friday of the month and that means First Friday Funnies at the State Theater. Two comedians — Danny Browning and Mike Cronin, for just $5.

MUSIC: Wrap up the weekend with live music at Little Turtle Waterway. It’s the Sundown Summer Music Series and it happens every weekend throughout the summer, featuring a different local musician. And, it’s FREE.

COWBOYS & QUEENS: The Cass County 4-H Fair officially gets underway Sunday night. The traditional Vesper Service at 6 p.m. will feature something new this year – “Cowboy Church” with Ray Perryman. Then, at 7 p.m. five young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Cass County, and while the judges are deliberating, 35 young ladies will compete for the titles of Little Miss Cass County, Junior Miss Cass County and Teen Miss Cass County.

Check CassCountyCalendar.com for more local events.