Freedom on the River schedule set

Published 1:59 pm Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce has released the schedule of events for Freedom on the River 2013. The events will take place on Thursday, July 4 at the Demopolis City Landing.

During the afternoon and evening, there will be a barbecue cook-off with prizes for best chicken, butts and sauce. It will be $5 at the gate to get in, and contestants will provide samples during the cook-off. There will also be music will be provided by a DJ. For information about entering the contest, contact David Anderson at 289-4985.

There will be vendors downtown selling food and drinks as well as glow sticks for children. Several bounce houses will also be available for children to enjoy.

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The Children’s Patriotic Parade will go start at the Demopolis Civic Center and end at the City Landing, and registration will be at 6:45 p.m. at the Civic Center. The parade will begin at 7 p.m. Prizes will be given for the most festive and creative entries. Children may enter wagons, strollers, skateboards and bicycles into the parade.

The band Heart Attack will play at the City Landing from 7-8:45 p.m., so bring your chairs and coolers for music and dancing.

At 8:45 p.m., there will be the Fireworks Extravaganza by Mark Pickel of Extreme Pyrotechinics.