Lakeside Chautauqua’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. with the Children’s Bike Parade in Perry Park. Participants of all ages should arrive early with an already-decorated bike.
Following the bike parade will be the Fourth of July Float Parade at 10:15 a.m. Both parades will travel east to west on Second Street. Spectators are invited to dress patriotically as part of this Lakeside holiday tradition. The Grand Marshal for the float parade will be Chip Richter, who, along with his family, has coordinated Lakeside’s God Squad program for the past 18 years.
A Fourth of July cookout will take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Hotel Lakeside lawn. Meals will include a hamburger, BBQ pork or brat, potato salad, chips and a cookie for $7. Water and pop will be sold for $1.
Central Ohio Brass Band (COBB) will perform from 6-8 p.m. at the Steele Memorial Bandstand (Central Park Gazebo), offering a selection of familiar patriotic tunes. COBB formed in 1989 as the Ohio Collegiate Brass Band with a mission “to promote the Brass Band tradition through excellent artistic and educational performances for musicians and communities.”