Independence Day weekend is a time for celebration. Here are some local events that can help you celebrate:
Go Art!’s Picnic in the Park is looking back a few years further than it’s 39th anniversary as it marks 50 years since The Sumer of Love.
The music, food, art & craft festival will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 4 in Centennial Park, headlined by the music of The Beatles courtesy of Britishmania’s era-jumping set at 3 p.m. and music by the Batavia Concert Band earlier in the day.
The Batavia Peace Garden’s annual Fishy Derby is at 5 p.m. July 4, with the organization selling derby tickets from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Peace Garden. Fishies are selling for $3, or two for $5, and a school of five for $10.
The fish will be released at the dam behind the Engine House and float down to the Peace Garden. Prizes of $100 for first place; $50 for second place; $20 for third place and lucky catch.
There will also be a $1 Prize Every Time fishing game at Centennial Park.
Fireworks are planned for the conclusion of the Batavia Muckdogs’ 7:05 p.m. game with Auburn. If you can’t wait, The Ridge campground in Le Roy has some planned for dusk Saturday in addition to a giant slip-and-slide outside and DJ Josh in the restaurant.
The Warsaw Fire Department Carnival begins Saturday and runs through Tuesday. The parade is 7 p.m. on Monday; Fireworks are 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Pullman Memorial Universalist Church and the Gaines Congregational United Church of Christ will present Albion’s annual Patriotic Service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the 1834 Cobblestone Church. The service will feature a performance by the Lock City Glee Club men’s chorus. There is no cost to attend the service, which will include three patriotic readings. For more information, call the Cobblestone Museum at (585) 589-9013 or visit www.cobblestonemuseum.org. Cobblestone Museum Complex, Route 98 and 104
Residences along the shore line of Silver Lake will light flares and bonfires for the Ring of Fire on Monday. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Silver Lake State Park, East Lake Road
In Lima, there’s a July 4th Fireworks Celebration, bring your blankets or chairs to enjoy the fireworks show. Mark Tubbs Memorial Park, Ziegler Dr.
The 43rd annual Lyndonville Fourth of July Lions Club Art and Craft Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lyndonville High School. The day includes a chicken barbecue, parade and fireworks. Lyndonville High School, 25 Housel Ave.
Experience the pomp, pageantry and rowdy merriment that marked July 4th observances of the past during the annual Independence Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Genesee Country Village & Museum. There will be a grand parade, a pie-eating contest and 19th century games. At 11 a.m., the day will be highlighted by the swearing in of new American citizens on the steps of the town hall. Admission is $22 for adults; $19 for seniors/college students; $14 for youths 4-18; members and children 3 and under are free. For more information, visit www.gcv.org. Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road