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Monday, June 25, 2018

Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy The 4th of July in Fort Thomas

Fort Thomas does Independence Day right.

Starting on July 3, a citywide Pub Crawl will take place starting a 6:00 p.m. hosted by the City of Fort Thomas, the Fort Thomas Business Association, Braxton Brewing and Jim Beam.

A paddle wagon will take patrons on eight stops in Fort Thomas. Executive Transportation will also be helping the event move along safely.

At each location between 915, Fort Thomas Antique and Design Center, Fort Thomas Public House, Fort Thomas Pizza, Olde Fort Pub, Midway Cafe, Grassroots & Vine and Braxton, which will be set up by clock tower, customers will receive one card in a sealed envelope with the name of the bar on it. Envelopes will remain sealed and individuals will "play their hands" at a booth in Tower Park on the Fourth of July.

Roofing, gutters, painting, siding. 
Prizes include VIP packages to Merchants and Music and gift baskets.

The Fort Thomas 4th of July Parade will be held on July 4th starting at 10:30 am. The theme for the parade is “Imagining Our Next 150 Years,” which plays off the Sesquicentennial events from last year.

"This parade brings out a lot of excitement within the community," said Linda Slone, event organizer.  "We have thousands of families lined up along the parade route just waiting to see and hear the different floats, especially for the candy!" 

Slone said she expects to have around 75 float participants and that judges placed at the City Building will evaluate the floats based on different categories such as creativity and entertainment.

This year our Parade Marshals are Floyd “Bub” and Lois Basham.

"They are so deserving for this honor," said Slone. "They are such great examples of what makes us Fort Thomas and we are so happy to honor them in the parade."

A unique twist to the Fort Thomas parade, aside from the returning floats, politicians, Corvette Club and Shriners Circus is the Veterans presence.

"We have rides for Veterans who can’t walk and only veterans will be able to park at the Field House at Highlands High School. We will provide a ride up the hill to the high school and a ride back to your vehicle after the parade. All Veterans meet at Highlands at 9:30 a.m," she said.

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If you are  interested in being with the other Veterans and want to enter a vehicle, please call Sgt. Major Retired Lonnie Slone, at 859-750-7710.

Events at Tower Park run all day after the parade, which usually ends around noon. School of Rock, 3-Day Rule and London Street will play music during the day.

A kids zone, including a petting zoo, face painting, crafts and a play all precede a large fireworks show at 10:00 p.m.

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