IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WROC) — The Town of Irondequoit announced they began their two-day Fourth of July celebration on Sunday and will continue to the Fourth of July on Monday.
On Sunday, the event featured an arts and crafts show, as well as an entertainment area for children’s activities.
“We’re just kind of like playing some games, you know, having fun at the festival,” said young attendee Natalie Dadson. “I mean, it’s really fun here, so we just love to hang out and have fun with the family.”
Organizers also said there was an extensive food court with a “beverage garden” reserved for people over 21 featuring alcoholic beverages and live music.
On Monday, organizers will hold a 10k race from 8 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. before the Independence Day Parade marches from Cooper Road to Titus Avenue.
The festival will continue with food trucks and vendors, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and an ice cream eating contest until a fireworks display ends the evening at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Irondequoit’s Town Supervisor Rory Fitzpatrick is excited that the celebration returned this year.
“Irondequoit’s Independence Day celebration is, bar none, our largest celebration of the year, and one of, if not, the largest in the area,” Fitzpatrick said. “July 4th is a great opportunity to bring together our town as one Irondequoit.”