Where to be patriotic for the Fourth of July | Lifestyles

Where to be patriotic for the Fourth of July

WARSAW — Celebrating Independence Day traditions can range from town-wide customs such as July 4 parades bursting with red, white and blue decor to family-filled barbecues by the pool and a packed crowd for watching fireworks.

Though each tradition may vary between families, July 4 celebrations are among the most celebrated holiday traditions in the United States.

This year, the GLOR region is filled with fun for the whole family to enjoy.

The York-Leicester Field Day makes its return for the first time in two years. Batavia’s Ramble expands into a large arts festival.

One of the biggest – and earliest – celebrations arrives when the Warsaw Fire Department and Rescue Squad hosts its annual 4th of July Carnival, slated for July 1 to 4 at the Village Park on Liberty Street. , chicken barbecue, music, fireworks and more.

Events include a beer tent, from 7 pm to 2 am Friday with music by Radio Relapse from 9 pm to 1 am

The Carnival opens at noon Saturday, July 2 with matinees from 1 to 5 pm and 6 to 10 pm It will include music by the Double Cross Band in the Beer Tent from 9 pm to 1 am Saturday.

The Carnival continues Sunday beginning at noon with a matinee from 1 to 5 pm with chicken barbecue served at the fire hall and Legion Hall from 3 pm until sold out (take-out only). The parade will kick-of at 7 pm Sunday evening ..

Enjoy music by Trolls 2.0 in the Beer Tent from 9 pm to 1 am This is Trolls 2.0 10-year anniversary playing at the Warsaw Fire Department 4th of July Carnival.

The Carnival opens back up at noon Monday, July 4 with a Matinee from 1 to 5 pm with music by First Class Entertainment Gen. 2 (DJ) in the beer tent from 8 pm to 12 am with firework show, slated for 10 pm, to end the fun-filled weekend.

Donations for the firework show can be sent to Warsaw Fire Dept., Attn: Fireworks, PO Box 229, Warsaw, NY, 14569.

For those looking for a calm and peaceful place to sit and enjoy the holiday, they can stop for coffee or bringing your lunch to Liberty Way Park at 104 West Buffalo St., Warsaw. The solemn park is dawned with a beautiful display of flags, including the American flag, flags from each branch of the United States military and the POW flag and more.

Another location that may appeal to a period of patriotic reflection is the Livingston County Veterans Monument, which features 250 metal poppies created by veterans and their family members. The poppies all feature the name of a veteran – either the veteran who created the piece, or in honor of a veteran. The poppies have been erected on a concrete pad painted to resemble an American flag near Route 63 at the Livingston County Highway Complex, 4389 Gypsy Lane, Mount Morris. When viewed, the monument appears to be a flag furling in Parking is adjacent to the monument, which visitors are able to walk through and explore up close.

In Groveland, the Revolutionary War Ambuscade Park at 5434 David Gray Hill Rd., Groveland, has an obelisk marking the site where British forces ambushed a Continental Army scout party. For information, go to www.groveland.ny.org or call (585) ) 243-1750.

Or, consider a visit to the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo. The historical aviation museum at 3489 Big Tree Lane, Geneseo, houses vintage aircraft, armor and other pieces from around the world. The museum moved a C-130 that saw service in Vietnam From the Smithsonian Institution to the museum where it is being developed into an exhibition. Other exhibits highlight the Tuskegee Airman and look at World War II from the home front perspective. Many uniforms are also on display. The museum is open daily 10 am to 4 pm through September. For more information, go to nationalwarplanemuseum.org or call (585) 243-2100.

Beyond those events and locations, plenty of summer fun is in store.

The Charcoal Corral & Silver Lake Twin Drive-In, 7037 Chapman Ave., Perry, is in walking distance of Silver Lake for the Ring of Fire, slated for July 3. It will be open throughout July 4 weekend.

There will be giant inflatables, movies showing on the giant screens in 4K laser projection, family stage events, miniature golf, Corral Mining Co., family video arcade, playgrounds and plenty of space for families to gather and play.

Charcoal Corral will have real char grilled food, pizza, ice cream, and an outdoor barbecue, slated for Saturday, July 2 with possibly more barbecues to be held throughout the weekend.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park – Western New York, at 5204 Younger Road, North Java, will host a firework display July 3. The event is not open to the public but can be seen from the surrounding roads.

If you aren’t looking to camp at Yogi this weekend, park on the side of Younger Road to enjoy the firework show.

Java Lake will host its annual events with a firework show slated for Sunday, July 3, the public is welcome to attend.

Other Fourth of July celebrations in the GLOW region include:

The community-sponsored event is scheduled from 7 to 11 pm on the grounds at York Central School, 2578 Genesee St., Retsof, and features games, music, prizes, refreshments, free treats for youngsters, and one the largest fireworks display in western New York beginning at dusk.

The event is handicapped accessible. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted at the gates and stands. No alcoholic beverages, smoking, pets or outside vendors are permitted on the school grounds. For information, call William Kane (585) 382- 3460 or Norman Gates (585) 243-2536.

Warsaw Firemen’s Fourth of July Carnival

The carnival sets up in the Village Park, 89 Liberty St., Warsaw. The weekend will feature Midway rides, chicken barbecue, a parade, live entertainment daily and fireworks on July 4. For updates, go to • warsawfiredepartment.com.

The annual Ramble begins 2 pm in Jackson Square between Center and Jackson streets, Batavia. The free event includes craft vendors, food vendors, a designated kids’ zone with rides and activities and lots of music. This is a family-friendly, community- based event that encourages everyone to stop out and enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Batavia and the Ramble.

Originally an old Seneca Indian tradition, this Independence Day celebration is the highlight of the summer on Conesus Lake. When the Seneca Indians were the sole residents of Conesus Lake they would gather at fires around the lake to celebrate the beauty and abundance of the lake. Today, lake residents light flares at 10 pm along the shoreline of the lake creating a ring of fire. The night is highlighted by fireworks displays. Public viewing at Long Point Park. For updates, go to conesusfest.com.

July 3 • Silver Lake in Perry

Residences along the shoreline of Silver Lake light flares at 9:30 pm with fireworks at 10 pm For information, call (585) 237-6310.

Fourth of July Lions Club Celebration

Events being presented at 8 South Main St., Lyndonville, include a multimedia crafts show, parade at noon, bounce houses, live music, and Lions Club old-fashioned chicken barbecue. Entertainment and activities all day. There will be a firework display at 10 pm Rain date is July 5.

Independence Day Celebration

Bring the whole family to Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., For a grand celebration of America’s birth, complete with games, picnics, contests, and a ceremony to swear in new United States citizens. Also enjoy the marching bands and The grand parade. The day will feature a reading of the Declaration of Independence. 10 am to 4 pm Admission applies. For information, go to www.gcv.org, or call (585) 538-6822.

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