Saugerties to host parade, fireworks & car show this weekend

(Photos by Will Dendis)

(Photos by Will Dendis)

Saugerties will hold its Fourth of July Parade on Friday, July 4 at 11 a.m. on Washington Avenue. Lineup starts at 10 a.m.

All veterans are invited to be part of the parade. They will ride in jeeps, cars or trucks of the World War II era and be announced as they pass the reviewing stand. All veterans’ posts, detachments or units of any kind from the surrounding counties are invited to march with their post colors. Korean veterans may choose to be part of a Korean War group or remain with their home post, and posts with members unable to march may bring a car for them to ride in.

Any veteran or veterans’ organization interested in marching may e-mail Bob at rchappelle@hvc.rr.com or call (845) 246-7972. Indicate the number of marchers, riders and vehicles that will take part. Directions and details will be e-mailed in return where possible.

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The annual fireworks show will be held at Cantine Field in Saugerties on Saturday, July 5,  at dusk, around 9:30-9:45. The pyrotechnical display is presented every year by the Kiwanis Club.

sawyers car show @A kickoff party for the Sawyer Motors Car Show, featuring live entertainment by the band Hot Rod, will take place at the corner of Main and Market Streets in Saugerties this Saturday, July 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Car Show itself will be held on Sunday, July 6 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the village of Saugerties on Main and Partition Streets, which will be closed to traffic.

The rain-or-shine event features more than 500 classic and antique cars and hot rods along with live entertainment. Admission is free, and village shops and restaurants remain open. For more information, visit www.sawyermotorscarshow.com.

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