Loganville's Fourth of July Parade - Everything You Need to Know

The final touches are being made for the big Fourth of July Parade in Loganville next week. Here's what you need to know.

Loganville is the place to be this Fourth of July.

After missing last year, the is returning to the for 2012. Everybody who is anybody is encouraged not to miss the big event. A lot of work has gone into the planning and organizers expect it to be a parade to remember.

According to organizers, the parade will start at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4. It will begin at , along Highway 20 to Main Street then behind Braxton's down Camp Street and C.S. Floyd to the for step off.  

The theme is Celebrating Hometown Heroes with the Grand Marshall spot shared by Loganville's own wounded warrior and the famous . 

"The flight simulator from the documentary "Red Tails" about the airmen will be in the parade and then will be available to "ride" after the parade," said Pat Pippin, one of the volunteers who is helping organize the parade. "We are expecting this to be one of the three largest parades in Georgia - if not the largest. Everything you can think of that mades a parade will be in this one; military (especially), clowns, marching bands, horses, queens. We will have sodas, water and popcorn for sale prior to the parade.  After the parade, there will be inflatables for the kids, the flight simulator and food vendors. These inflatables are great. You can purchase a  ticket or a wrist band and ride all day."

Pippin said the flight simulator tickets, however, are separate. She said the inflatables and the simulator will be at the . These will be available immediately after the parade until 2:30 p.m. 

"Families can come to the parade and make a full day in our town which goes along with the "buy local" campaign," Pippin said. "Loganville Methodist Men will be selling barbecue plates for $6 and hamburger plates for $4.  The Outreach Committee at the church will be selling snow cones for $1.  There will also be fries, hotdogs, sandwiches and ice cream for sale by various vendors. Sodas and water will also be available for $1 each."

Pippin said there will be handicap parking around City Hall and behind the Main Street and Broad Street stores as well as behind the barber shop/dentist and across from the Catfish College building.

Visitors can then head to the for the big Fireworks Spectacular. The fun there begins at 4 p.m. and will end at 10 p.m.


Mo July 02, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Can't wait to go! Just moved out here and I LOVE IT!
Kim Roberto July 02, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Mike, not to get into a whole battle here, but have you seen who is the Grand Marshall of the parade? We have SFC Mark Allen, a hometown hero, AND the Tuskegee Airmen, heros in their own right. The parade has nothing to do with who owns what business in town.
stephanie July 04, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Don't be so ignorant Mike, Loganville is a very nice place full of all kinds of people. And maybe if you spent enough time in Loganville, you would see that there are some stores owned by how you put it, color (folks). Like Kim said, The parade is about celebrating REAL HEREOS of this country, who fight for everyone! Not about who owns what business. Let's not forget what today is all about.
tee Edwards March 01, 2013 at 06:18 PM
sounds like you are the racist to me. Who ever notices that crap til Race baiters bring it up. It's fourth of July WE ARE ALL AMERICANS and you, you are an AMERICAN JACKASS
Summer February 08, 2014 at 09:52 PM
Loganville is a place that welcomes all people.... It's a city that mends together and support everyone from all racial backgrounds. If you are concerned about businesses being owned by people of color in loganville maybe you should recruit. But first tell me when and where in loganville are you opening up your business. So that you can help people of color do the same


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