Get ready for the flags, the hand-tossed candy and the sirens.
Colbert will celebrate July 4th Independence Day with the parade beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.
A variety of live entertainment from the stage all afternoon will be hosted by Danny Anthony and Mayor Chris Peck and featuring the BaCuPs, Conner Mack Tribble, C.J. Bidinger and others.
Deena and Emily Parham will present music under the pavilion during lunch, when barbecue will be served for $9 a plate. There will be concessions and vendors on hand with their handcrafted items and arts.
“There will be lots of activities for the adults and children alike,” organizers said.
The horseshoe pitching tournament starts at 11 a.m. next to the Eberhardt Log Cabin.
“You do not need to be a professional to try your pitching skills,” organizers said. “Be sure to visit the museum and travel with Linda Fortson back in time and learn of the history and hear of some of the early residents and how Colbert came to be in existence.”
The Red Caboose has been restored and will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 pm. The Eberhardt Log Cabin will be open for touring as well.
“Be sure to visit Triple B Guns and Ammo, located beside the First Citizens Bank on Hwy. 72, to get your ticket for a chance to win an American Tactical AR15,” organizers said.
The winner will be announced at noon from the stage. To be in the parade, call City Hall 706-788-2311 or to register as a vendor, call Jenny Mason 706-255-7053.
“Mayor Chris Peck, John Waggoner, City Council, and citizens of Colbert welcome you to come celebrate the 46th Annual July 4th Independence Day Celebration,” organizers said.