PENFIELD, N.Y. (WROC) — The Town of Penfield hosted its annual Independence Day celebration on Saturday.

The celebration began Saturday morning with a parade featuring members from several local organizations, including the Penfield Fire Company Band, the Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes and Drums, and the Towpath Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps, with Penfield Town Historian Kathy Kanauer serving as the Parade Marshal.

“It’s just a great way to bring the community together, and the more community groups we can get in the parade the better,” said Town of Penfield’s recreation supervisor Sabrina Renner.

The parade started at Penfield High School and then started its route down Five Mile Line Road before ending at the Penfield Community Center on Baird Road.

After the parade, a festival was held at Harris Whalen Park at 6 p.m., which returned from a two-year hiatus. The event featured food vendors and activities, with live music provided by groups Bach to Rock and Teagan and the Tweeds. The festival ended with a fireworks show at 10 p.m.