July 4 Parade is back with family activities - Volunteers needed!

The City of Fairfield is excited to announce the return of the 4th of July Parade! Due to COVID, the parade was cancelled in 2020 and in recognition of our country’s independence and celebration of the Fairfield community, we are coming together to honor both! This year’s theme is “Reigniting Community” – with emphasis on unity.

Now more than ever, we find ourselves longing for connection and the need to return to some sort of normalcy. At the same time, we have a hope and desire to come back stronger and united to build a better Fairfield! Reimplementing the parade is one small way to accomplish both. 

In addition to the traditional parade which will be held in downtown Fairfield on Sunday, July 4, at 10 a.m., a variety of fun family-oriented activities will take place on the county lawn at Jefferson and Texas Streets from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Activities will include a “Hot Dog Eating Contest”, “Best Apple Pie” competition, music, bounce houses, relay races, novelty food vendors, and so much more! 

If you are interested in participating in the parade, please contact the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department at (707) 428-7435. Parade entry forms are available at the Community Center and on the City’s webpage and Parks & Rec Facebook page. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best entry in each of the following categories: Float, Band, Commercial, Equine, Novelty, Walking Group, Military, and Vehicle. In addition, awards will be presented for Best use of Theme and Sweepstakes (Best Overall).

Mark your calendars – Sunday, July 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and join us in celebrating our independence with a parade and family-oriented fun!!

Lots of volunteers are needed to make this event a success! Register below. If you have any questions, contact Karen Rees at (707) 428-7767.