Hickory – Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is celebrating our nation’s Independence Day with the annual Happy Birthday America! Parade and sing-along on Monday, July 3rd.

Kids of all ages are invited to decorate their wheels in holiday red, white, and blue and join the parade around the SALT Block parking lots. Decorate your strollers, bikes, tricycles, scooters, wagons, and even yourselves. Of course, don’t forget your helmets!

Local hero judges from Hickory Police and Fire departments will award prizes in several categories.

The fun starts with a patriotic family sing-along with Sharon Clarke at 11:00 a.m. and the parade will immediately follow.  Special guests from the Hickory Police Department, the Hickory Crawdads, and a fire engine from the Hickory Fire Department will join the celebration.

This event is free and open to the public. Photos of previous parade events can be seen in the City of Hickory’s facebook page photo album section.

For further information contact Lisa Neal, Head of Youth Services at Hickory Public Library at 304-0500.