It's time to get the children started decorating their bikes, scooters and wagons for Saturday's 4th of July parade and Star Spangled Salute! Held in downtown Columbia's historic square, the program begins in front of the Courthouse at 9:15. The short children's parade will follow immediately after the program.
Left: From last year's parade, Lily, McKennon and Marley show off their decorated bikes.
There is no cost to enter, but children must register to participate between 8:45 and 9:15 that morning in front of Amuse'um - Columbia's Children's Museum.
Left: Sarah Ann, Perry and Cara, dressed and ready for last year's parade.
After the program and parade, concessions, activities and games will be held at Riverwalk Park until noon. Families are encouraged to bring their bathing suits and enjoy the Rotary Splash pad.