Fireworks, hot dogs and family-friendly fun is the center of any July 4 celebration. Find an event to celebrate with the family in Maury County.
Car shows, parades, fun runs and multiple firework displays are all happening over the Independence Day weekend. Don't miss out on the scheduled events.
Bicycle, wagon and dog parade at Riverwalk
The 4th of July festivities will kick off early this year with the annual Bicycle, Wagon & Dog Parade at Riverwalk Park.
Though the annual parade typically takes place on July 4, Columbia Parks and Recreation is making a few changes this year by hosting the event starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Those will children ages 6 and under will begin the parade lineup starting at 5:40 p.m., followed by kids ages 7-9 at 6 p.m., kids ages 10-12 at 6:30 p.m. and dogs at 6:40 p.m.
The event is also free to attend.
Columbia Independence Day Celebration
A 4th of July celebration is not complete without a dazzling fireworks show, which returns this year to Maury County Park, 1018 Maury County Park Drive.
This year's Independence Day Celebration event will be fun for the whole family. Fireworks are set to begin at 9 p.m.
Be sure to tune in to 87.9 FM to experience the fireworks display with synchronized music.
And, as always, personal fireworks are strictly permitted within the park.
July 4 Red, White and Blue Car and Truck Show
Columbia loves cars, and car enthusiasts are invited to a brand new car and truck show celebrating America's independence next Monday at Maury County Park.
The "Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Red, White & Blue Car and Truck Show" will start at 10 a.m. Monday, with registration running from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration is $20 for participants, with awards announced at 2 p.m.
The event will also include live music, food trucks and more. "Dash plaques" will also be awarded to the first 100 entries.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Columbia Counseling Ministries.
Maury County Park is located at 1018 Maury County Park Drive.
For more information, visit www.RedWhiteBlueCarShow.com.
Summit High 5K Race, Color Fun Run and Parade
Celebrate July 4th with a community fun run, which will also benefit a local nonprofit whose mission is to keep local families well fed.
The Well Outreach and Spring Hill Parks and Recreation will host a 5K race Monday morning. The event, which also includes a color fun run and bicycle parade, will take place at Summit High School, 2830 Twin Lakes Drive.
Registration will begin at 6 a.m., with the timed 5K kicking off at 7 a.m. The color fun run will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the bicycle/stroller parade (open to kids ages 10 and under) at 9 a.m.
Proceeds from the race will benefit The Well's food pantry. For more information on The Well, visit www.SpringHillWell.org.
Sign up for the 5K and bicycle parade here.
Chapel Hill Lions Field July 4th Celebration
Need something patriotic to do this weekend in preparation for Monday's July 4th holiday?
Take a drive just outside of Columbia to Chapel Hill for the town's July 4th celebration, which will take place starting at noon Saturday. The celebration will take place at Lions Field, 4650 Nashville Highway.
The event is free to attend and will include live music starting at 2 p.m. featuring The Wentzel Brothers, Sunset Drive, Mercury Red and STILLROLLIN.
Fireworks will commence following the music. There will also be an assortment of vendors, food trucks and family-friendly activities.
Free parking will be available at the Forrest High School parking lot.
This article originally appeared on The Daily Herald: July 4 Fun in Maury County includes cars, parades, 5K races and fireworks