The Madisonville Chamber of Commerce brings back its Old-Fashioned 4th of July to celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 on the banks of the Tchefuncte River.
The celebration starts off at 11:00 am with a parade through town starting at the Maritime Museum and ending at the Riverfront in front of Town Hall. Families, groups, bands and kids with decorated bikes are all invited to be in the parade (prize for best decorated bike!). The parade ends with a tribute to veterans on the lawn of Madisonville Town Hall; veterans are encouraged to contact organizers to inquire about riding in the parade.
Enjoy DJ music, games, and the Miss Madisonville Beauty Pageant for girls ages 4-10. Fest food includes hot-dogs, corn-on-the-cob and a variety of down-home delights including a watermelon eating contest.
Activities for the kids include games like tug-of-war, sack races. For the adults, a Winner-Take-All horseshoe tournament; register on website early in the day as slots fill quickly. All young ladies are invited to participate in the 4th of July Pageant, no experience necessary! Categories include Wee Miss (4-5 yrs.), Little Miss (6-7 yrs.), Young Miss (8-9 yrs.). Deadline to register is June 27.
Fireworks begin just after dark. Bring your chairs, coolers and picnic baskets and find a spot on the riverfront to enjoy the fun! The event is free to the public.
10:00am Parade line up at Maritime Museum
11:00am Parade begins
12 noon Welcome by Mayor Pelloat; Veterans activities began. Kids Games begin at Town Hall
12 noon Food service and sales begins; Sale of T-shirts and 50/50 Raffle Tickets; Sale of water and soft drinks; Baby changing station at Town Hall
1:00pm Registration for Horseshoe Tournament and Tournament begins
1:30pm Beauty Pageant begins
2:00pm Watermelon Eating Contest begins
8:30pm Fireworks Show at Riverfront
For more information, please visit http://madisonville4thjuly.com or https://www.facebook.com/pg/madisonvilleoldfashioned4thofjuly.