Haven’t finalized your 4th of July plans yet? Consider a staycation in Northside this year and celebrate America’s birthday in style.
Here’s the run down:
All events are free, open to all ages, and the festivities last for three days (July 3-5).
Thursday, July 3:
Start your long weekend off right, craft beer in hand, at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Carnival presented by the Northside Business Association. Located in Hoffner Park, the carnival features three nights of live music by local favorites including Frontier Folk Nebraska, The Hiders, Tween, Fists of Love, Leggy, Protomartyr, and more, plus a beer garden, fire breathers, a side show featuring sword swallowers and a bed of nails, and yummy food vendors.
Friday, July 4:
Wake up early for “kegs and eggs” (we’re talkin’ 10 a.m.—you can do it) in Hoffner Park before settling into your lawn chair on Hamilton Avenue for the famous Northside Fourth of July Parade at 12 p.m. Presented by Northside Community Council, the mile-long parade route is the longest in Hamilton County, and we promise, you’ve never seen a weirder, more colorful march of neighbors and local businesses.
Right after the parade, take your kids to the Family Festival in Hoffner Park at 2 p.m. where they can participate in activities sponsored by Happen, Inc. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Carnival is back with music, food, beverages, and general merriment at 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 5:
Return to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Carnival for more family fun and music, with bands starting at 6 p.m.
For more information about the Northside 4th of July parade: http://northsidejuly4.com/parade/
For more information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Carnival: www.northsiderocks.com