Plans are underway at the Marlow Chamber of Commerce for the annual Independence Day Parade. At 9:15 a.m. the Thursday, July 4, parade will kick off all day activities in Redbud Park. The theme of the parade will be an “Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration.”
All groups who would like to participate with their organizations are encouraged to be in the parade, and individual entries are also invited to enter. The parade line up will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the area surrounding Marlow High School, with the exception of the horses and horse drawn. They will line up in the parking lot of the City Hall building, at 119 S. 2nd.
Motorcycles, if any, should line up with the automobiles on Seminole.
For exact lineup locations for your type entry, contact the Chamber of Commerce, (580) 658-2212 or (580) 641-0440.
Float prizes include $75.00 for First Place, $50.00 for Second Place, and $25.00 for Third Place.
The parade will also feature antique vehicles, with trophies going to the Best Original, Best Modified, Best Decorated, and Best Truck, as well as Best Original Tractor and Most Unique Tractor, and best Decorated Off- Road Vehicle.
Chamber officials ask that all off road vehicles be decorated with the 4th of July holiday theme.
First and Second place trophies will be awarded in the Individual Horse Division, and First and Second place trophies will be awarded in the Horse Drawn Division.
The celebration in Redbud Park will begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be live entertainment throughout the day. The event will featured arts and crafts booths, food booths, game booths, rides, and amusements, along with other activities, including Summertime Amusements. First Baptist Church Marlow will once again have children’s activities in the park, with unlimited play on attractions for $2.00, with all proceeds going to the Marlow Samaritans.
Performers, including the Marlow Gunfighters, will entertain the crowds throughout the day at center stage in the Park.
The evening’s entertainment will begin at the north stage at 6:30 p.m., with Jack Tidwell performing, followed by the Chance Anderson Band.
The grand finale of the celebration will begin as darkness falls, with one of the largest free fireworks displays in southwest Oklahoma. For parade information, call the Marlow Chamber of Commerce (580) 658-2212 or (580) 641-0440.