June 30, 2008

July 4th Information - Catonsville Parade, Fireworks and Other Events

In 1947, the community of Catonsville held it's first Independence Day Parade. Today preparation for the parade is a year long endeavor. Throughout the year, the Catonsville Celebrations Committee holds several fundraisers, including the always popular "Catonsville Prom" a dance at the Armory on Mellor Avenue. For the last several years the Catonsville Celbrations Committee has produced and sold T-Shirts as a very popular fundraiser. This year the T-Shirt's commemorate our quirky tradition of lining the Parade Route with chairs days in advance. In the 1950's a fireworks display was added. Today, it is one of the most popular displays in the region, attracting more than 60,000 people each year.

2008 Catonsville July 4th Schedule of Events

9:30 AM Children's Games and Races Catonsville High School corner of Rolling and Valley Road -Decorated Bike Contest, Lollipop Scramble, Quarter Hunt, Ball on Spoon Race, Shoe Scramble, Leapfrog, Wheelbarrow and Sack Races, Water Balloon Toss for all ages.
Prizes for the winners!!Boys & Girls events to be divided among children in four age groups.
2-3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-13 years
Sponsored by the Men's Civic Association, Catonsville Recreation and Parks and Association of Government Accountants

11:00 AM American Music Concert Christian Temple5820 Edmondson Avenue at Academy Road Concert is free and open to the public. Call 410-747-2041

3:00 PM 62nd Annual Grand Parade Starts at Frederick Road and Montrose Avenue, proceed east on Frederick Road to Bloomsbury Avenue, south on Bloomsbury Avenue to the Community Center. 12 marching bands including the Ravens Marching Band and the crowd favorite, the Catonsville High School Steel Drum Band.
2008 Grand Marshal is Tom Connor, a 50 year volunteer on the Catonsville Celebrations Committee. Parade will be held rain or shine.

6:30 PM Catonsville High School Pre-Fireworks Musical Salute

9:00 PM Color Guard Tribute

9:15 PM Mammoth Fireworks Display
*Catonsville High School*
Rain Date Saturday, July 5, 2008
For more information. Including information on how you can volunteer or Purchase a Commemorative T- Shirt
Visit the Catonsville Celebrations New Web Site

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