July Fourth festivities Saturday

Downtown Ellijay’s Fourth of July festivities will get underway Saturday afternoon with live music from local band Downtown Roy starting at 4 p.m. and a patriotic parade at 6 p.m.

The parade route will begin along River Street, then proceed through the downtown roundabout. It will end on McCutchen Street at Ellijay Elementary School. Assembly and line-up will start at 4 p.m. on Sailors Drive next to the Pepsi plant. Float judging will take place from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Grand marshal duties will be shared amongst an assemblage of local veterans, active duty military personnel and their families.

A “Star-Spangled Beach Party” for all ages will take place after the parade in the city parking lot on River Street.

Fireworks will be launched from the campus of Ellijay Elementary at dark (after 8:30 p.m.).

Parade coordinator Kathy Robinson can be reached at (706) 635-2782 with questions about the festivities. 
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