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The official website for the EIGHTH-ANNUAL:
Saratoga's All-American Celebration

July 3rd, 4th & 5th 2015

Downtown Saratoga Springs, New York

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Saratoga's All-American Celebration Program of Events

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"The Battle of Hubbardton: The Rear Guard Action that Saved America"

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Saratoga Springs History Museum, Congress Park.

Book talk presented by author Bruce Venter.

FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015

Children's Program

Friday, July 3, 2015
Children's Museum, 69 Caroline St. Will travel to Congress Park.

Sponsored by The Children's Museum

Historic City Tour
A Madame, A Batchellor, and the Devil

Friday, July 3, 2015
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Meet out front of the Canfield Casino in Congress Park

Join Charlie Kuenzel, Dave Patterson, and Bob Baker as they guide a 90-minute walking tour of the Circular Street area. This tour will discuss the people, the houses, and the lore of this historic section of Saratoga Springs in the 1800s.

Fireside Chat with 'General Burgoyne'

Friday, July 3, 2015
7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Holiday Inn, Fireplace Lounge (Indoor rear foyer)

Come listen to 'General Burgoyne' recount his vantage point of the Battle of Saratoga, the turning point of the American 'Rebellion', including his stories of the people, intrigue, and drama that surrounded the battle.

s'mores for all the kids!


Firecracker4 Road Race

Saturday, July 4, 2015
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

Saturday, July 4, 2015
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

Saturday, July 4, 2015
11:30am to 3:30pm
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

Saturday, July 4, 2015
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

Saturday, July 4, 2015
11:30am to 3:30pm
Various restaurant locations throughout downtown
and in the Fingerpaint parking lot on Division St.

The Eighth-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 Fingerpaint parking lot on Division Street.

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 at the corner of Broadway and Division St. in front of Fingerpaint.

2015 BBQ & Dessert Fest Participants:

Backstretch BBQ Hattie's The Parting Glass
Dawgdom  (Doggie BBQ) The Ice House Peabody's Sports Bar
Gaffney's Impressions (Doggie BBQ) Plum Dandy Cookies & Milk
Grasso's Italian Ice Kilwins The Restaurant at 62 Beekman
Hampton Inn & Suites Saratoga New Horizon Church Saratoga Olive Oil Company
Harvey's Restaurant & Bar Park Side Eatery The Stadium Cafe'

All-American Classic Car Show

Saturday, July 4, 2015
12noon to 4:00pm
Division Street & Fingerpaint parking lot

Come see up to 70 beautiful American and exotic classic cars lining Division Street and filling the Fingerpaint surface lot right off Broadway. 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)

"The Battle of Hubbardton: The Rear Guard Action that Saved America" Book Signing

Saturday, July 4, 2015
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Northshire Book Store,
424 Broadway

Book signing by author Bruce Venter.

Historic City Tour
Saratoga 1915: A Centennial Tour

Saturday, July 4, 2015
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 the memorials, monuments and statues that adorn the park and tell the story of life in 1915 when Saratoga Springs became a city.

"Mom & Pop" Amateur BBQ Competition

Saturday, July 4, 2015
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Sponsored by Adirondack Appliance. Come root on your favorite amateur team at the Fingerpaint Lot on Division Street. Nominate your Mom or Pop to compete!

Party Downtown
with the Audiostars

Saturday, July 4, 2015
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Spring Street

Join us for the first July 4th Parking Lot Party 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.  

This year's Party will be in the Spring Street Surface Lot between Henry St. and Putnam St.

Enjoy music, food, family, and 10,000 of your closest friends celebrating our nation's freedom! 

Live Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Congress Park

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

Fireworks w/ Patriotic Music

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Spring Street

Our friends at Santore's World Famous Fireworks bring you another incredible fireworks display up close and personal set to patriotic music thanks to our friends at Saratoga Guitar.

NOTE: This year's fireworks will be launched from Congress Park behind the Carousel (same location as First Night.) The best viewing areas will be Spring St., Henry St., Putnam St. and the Phila St. parking deck.

See the Event Map for more detail.

SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2015

Closing Ceremony
BBQ & Dessert Fest Winners
Awards Presentation 

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Congress Park

Please join us on Sunday, July 5, 2015 to congratulate this year's BBQ & Dessert Fest winners!

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