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Ralston Independence Day Parade

Every 4th of July, the city of Ralston and it’s Chamber of Commerce host the premiere, must-see, Independence Day Parade in Nebraska.  The event starts near 84th and Q Streets in Ralston at 1:00 p.m. and winds through the lovely tree-lined streets of old Ralston, ending at 72nd and Main Street nearly 3 hours later.  Our family tradition is to pack a cooler with lunch and refreshments and to drive/walk to Independence Avenue in old Ralston.  We take our own lawn chairs and blankets and arrive a half hour before the parade starts. The parade is a blast. In addition to bands, clowns, and fire trucks, every prominent politician in the state attends and walks the parade route.  Typical attenders include the Nebraska Governor, Nebraska’s U.S. Senate and House members, as well as the Omaha and Ralston mayors.  The 2010 event has over 106 parade entries. The city of Ralston has dubbed itself  “Independence City”, and for good reason. In addition to the annual parade, Ralston hosts a quilting and art show, a teen dance, a picnic in the park, a fun run-walk, fire department water fights and a fireworks display.  Entertainment for the entire family. Check out the entertainment schedule, then drive to Ralston this year. Join in the celebration! Happy Motoring!

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  1. Dana Bradfield
    July 4th, 2010 at 09:28 | #1

    As of 11:30 a.m. the parade is reported to be a “GO”

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