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The official website for the Seventh-Annual:
Saratoga's All-American Celebration

July 3rd, 4th & 5th 2014

Saratoga Springs, New York
Downtown, Broadway & Congress Park


Top-10 Small-town July 4th
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Saratoga's All-American Celebration Program of Events

PRINT your 2014 Program, Map & Ballot


THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014

Saratoga Springs History Museum Exhibit Grand Opening (Members Only) "Vice"

Thursday, July 3, 2014
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Canfield Casino, Congress Park

Our friends at the Saratoga Springs History Museum open this year's exhibit, Vice in Saratoga.  Please consider becoming a member so you can attend the grand opening!

Fireside Chat with 'General Burgoyne'

Thursday, July 3, 2014
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bookmaker's at the Holiday Inn
(INDOORS DUE TO WEATHER)

Our official events begin with a July 4th-eve Fireside Chat.  Come listen to 'General Burgoyne' recount his vantage point of the Battle of Saratoga, the turning point of the American 'Rebellion.'  FREE s'mores for all the kids!

FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014

Firecracker4 Road Race

Friday, July 4, 2014
9:00am to 10:30am
Broadway in front of the City Center

Come cheer for the thousands of runners and then stay for the All-American Parade!  The Firecracker4 Road Race is organized by our friends at FC4, Inc. 501(c)3.  To learn more, visit www.Firecracker4.com 

All-American Parade & Patriotic Pooches

Friday, July 4, 2014
11:00am to 11:30am
Broadway from Van Dam Street to Spring Street

Our July 4th events open with the All-American Parade marching down Broadway from Van Dam Street to Spring Street.  The parade, led by the Korean War Veterans Color Guard, includes historical re-enactors, civic groups and City leaders, municipalities from all across Saratoga County, music, fun, and more!  Be sure to see the dozens of adorable Patriotic Pooches that march in the parade every year thanks to our friends at www.SloppyKissesofSaratoga.com 

Family Day in Congress Park

Friday, July 4, 2014
11:00am to 3:00pm
Congress Park

Our great friends at the Saratoga Spring History Museum sponsor Family Day in Congress Park with live re-enactors, historic kids games, face painting, carousel rides, live music, food, and more!

Parade Characters Family Photo-Op

Friday, July 4, 2014
11:30am to 12noon
Congress Park at the Carousel

Bring the kids to have their pictures taken with the characters from the parade including General Burgoyne, Ben Franklin and MANY more!

All-American BBQ & Dessert Fest

Friday, July 4, 2014
11:30am to 3:30pm
Various locations throughout downtown
and outside the Holiday Inn

The Seventh-Annual All-American BBQ & Dessert Fest is back and bigger than ever!  With dozens of participating restaurants and organizations, you'll be able to try some of the best BBQ and dessert that Saratoga Springs has to offer!  

Each tasting is $1 paid to each participant at their locations.  Most participants are located in and around downtown and more will be set up in the Holiday Inn parking lot.

PRINT your Program, Map & Ballot, vote for your favorites, and get a commemorative T-Shirt for only $10 when you turn in your stamped ballot at the Ballot Turn-in Tent in Congress Park.


2014 BBQ & Dessert Fest Participants:

Around the Corner/Dolce Cafe Grasso's Italian Ice Park Side Eatery
Backstretch BBQ Hampton Inn & Suites Saratoga The Parting Glass
Bookmakers at the Holiday Inn Hattie's Plum Dandy Cookies & Milk
Dawgdom  (Doggie BBQ) Henry Street Taproom Saratoga Olive Oil Company
Fifty South Restaurant Impressions (Doggie BBQ) Saratoga Salsa & Spice Company
Gaffney's Kilwins Seven Horse Pub
The Merry Monk

All-American Classic Car Show

Friday, July 4, 2014
12noon to 4:00pm
Congress Park Plaza

Come see up to 70 beautiful American and exotic classic cars lining Congress Park plaza.  These pieces of American history are perfectly restored and impressively built.  Enjoy a trip through time and pick your favorites!
(Register to compete in the Classic Car Show)

Historic City Tour
Congress Park: Statues and Stories

Friday, July 4, 2014
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Meet at the Congress Spring Pavilion in Congress Park

Join Charlie Kuenzel, Dave Patterson, and Bob Baker as they guide a 90-minute walking tour of the Congress Park area focusing on the memorials, monuments and statues that adorn the park and help to preserve our city's history.

Family Time in Saratoga

Friday, July 4, 2014
4:00pm to 6:30pm

Round up the troops and visit one of our fine downtown restaurants or bring your picnic to Congress Park leading up to the Party in the Park featuring the Audiostars.


Party in the Park
with the Audiostars

Friday, July 4, 2014
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Congress Park

Join us for the biggest Party in the Park to date starting at 6:30pm leading up to the Fireworks at dusk!  This year's Party again features a live concert from our area's hottest band, THE AUDIOSTARS.  Spread out your blankets and enjoy music, food, family, and 10,000 of your closest friends celebrating our nation's freedom! 

Live Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Friday, July 4, 2014
9:15pm
Congress Park

Experience the patriotic pride of hearing our nation's founding document read aloud over a crowd of thousands echoing through historic Congress Park.  It's a moment you'll never forget.

Fireworks w/ Patriotic Music
Sponsored by
Saratoga Casino & Raceway

Friday, July 4, 2014
9:30pm
Congress Park

Our friends at Alonzo Fireworks bring you another incredible fireworks display up close and personal in Congress Park sponsored by the huge support of Saratoga Casino and Raceway!  Set to patriotic music thanks to our friends at Saratoga Guitar and The Jockey 101.3 FM.

SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014

Closing Ceremony
and
BBQ & Dessert Fest Winners
Awards Presentation 

Friday, July 5, 2013
12:00pm
Congress Park

Please join us on Saturday, July 5, 2013 to congratulate this year's BBQ & Dessert Fest winners!

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