Looking for something Patriotic to do this Independence Day?
Geneva Community Center Address: 161 1st Street Geneva FL 32732
Antique Car Display: 9 a.m. at the Geneva Elementary School parking lot.
Parade Begins: 10:00 a.m., starting at the First Baptist Church on First Street.
Cost is FREE Parking is FREE where you can find it.
Recommend to bring your camping chairs, sunblock, and maybe hats or umbrellas for shade.
As in years past, the 4th of July celebration in Geneva, Florida will make you think you’ve stepped back in time, as this close-knit community gathers for some real old-fashioned fun. When Geneva’s Independence Day parade kicks off with its red, white, and blue festooned tractors, horse and buggies, classic cars, local kids on bikes, and impressive patriotic floats, flag waving onlookers are sure to get a taste of what life was like long ago.
The friendly residents of Geneva, a small village east of Orlando, take pride in preserving the past, and the 4th of July activities are testimony to their efforts. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. with a classic car show to get you in a nostalgic mood. The official start of the parade is earlier this year, starting at 10:00 a.m., when antique aircraft roar over the crowd (weather permitting). The airplane formations are guaranteed to give you goose bumps, when local pilots dip their wings in salute to all gathered for a day of fun.
Along with the uniquely themed floats, don’t miss the horses painted red, white and blue, and sporting hats, glitter, and patriotic riders, while miniature ponies pull teeny little wagons. Motorized vehicles range from antique cars and old tractors to motorcycles and fire engines.
Following the parade, everyone is invited to a hometown Festival at the Geneva Community Center for barbecue, old-time games, cakewalk, cow pie toss, entertainment and tours of the museum. Don't miss getting your 50/50 chance drawing tickets offering an opportunity to putting a little green in your pocket. The ever-funny Richard Sloane will emcee the program of music, contests, awards presentations and much more! Proceeds of the parade and festival will benefit the Rural Community Center of Geneva.
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