The City of New Albany’s annual Independence Day Parade & Festival is back! A favorite for the community, the parade will begin at 11 am on Saturday, July 3rd, at the New Albany Primary School.
Before the parade, New Albany Independence Day 5K will kick off the day’s events at 8 am 100% percent of all fundraising, donations, and proceeds from the 5K will benefit the New Albany Symphony Orchestra and local non-profit performing arts groups.
The theme “Honoring Frontline Heroes,” was chosen to shine a light on the frontline workers who worked tirelessly through the pandemic.
The parade will travel through Dublin-Granville Road instead of through Market Street. The parade plans to start at 11:00 am at the primary school and end at the Church of the Resurrection. Rob Yanok and NBC4 television journalist Bob Nunnally are this year’s parade hosts and emcees.
The festival will follow the parade, starting at 6:00 pm. It will be held at New Albany Middle School and will host free family-friendly events. The festival will feature bounce houses, ice sculptures, caricature artists, and more! Food trucks, such as Kona Ice and Happy Dog Pizza, will also be available. The city will have a fireworks show at the end of the night to round out a fun-filled day.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic community event, and see us with Thomas the Truck in the parade!