The Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration in Mascoutah includes softball and kickball tournaments, a 5K Run/Walk, a patriotic salute, music and, of course, fireworks.
The event gets a running start with a softball tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. A kickball tournament starts at 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.
On Saturday, the Meltdown 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is at 8 a.m.; registration starts at 6:45. The Davis Brothers Band takes the Depot Stage from 4 to 6 p.m.
Mayor Jerry Daugherty will lead opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m., with the Junior ROTC Honor Guard presenting the colors and the U.S. Air Force Band of MidAmerica Roots in Blue performing the “Star Spangled Banner..
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The Roots in Blue will perform a concert from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
No alcohol or pets are allowed.