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2010 Fireworks & Bike and Pet Parade in Jacksonville 


What:  Bike and Pet Parade (morning); Fireworks and Entertainment (evening)
When:  Usually held on the Saturday before July Fourth of every year.  The Bike and Pet Parade registration starts at 8:30 am - the parade is at 10 am.  The Fireworks are at dusk.  A live band performs from 7 pm until the fireworks.
Who:  Approximately 1,000-2,000 local residents along with their friends and families come out to enjoy the Fireworks.  A smaller group of about 100 or so, participate in the Bike and Pet Parade on Celebration morning at the Manor Shopping Center
Where:  Bike and Pet Parade - Manor Shopping Center parking lot.  The Fireworks and entertainment - Athletic Fields at Jacksonville Elementary School.
Other Items of Interest:  Food vendors and novelty vendors will be at the Fireworks and entertainment venue.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor of this popular event, please contact the Event Chairperson (below).
For More Information:  Call 410-592-7067

Pictures from Independence Day 2010

Click for a summary of the 2010 event from Dennis Lane




Click here for the 2010 Slide Show!





2010 Fireworks & Bike and Pet Parade in Jacksonville 

Click for Official Poster for 2010