Summer Activities guide

Athens' "Fabulous Fourth" Schedule Announced

Updated Tue, Jun 24, 2014 11:35 am

The City of Athens has announced its schedule for this year's "Fabulous Fourth" celebration on July 3 and 4, in cooperation with the Athens Township Trustees and the Lions Clubs of Athens County.

Activities include a cruise-in, pool parties, a parade and fireworks. For more information, contact Clyde Baker at or Tami Blake at

July 3 schedule

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.  Free admission to Athens City Pool (July 3-4); food donation requested

3 p.m.  Fabulous Fourth King and Queen Judging (inside Athens Community Center); $1 per vote, proceeds benefit Athens Food Pantries

5:30-10 p.m.  Cruise-In at the Athens Community Center, sponsored by Larry Conrath Realty and The Plains Lions; all proceeds benefit Athens Food Pantries and Lions’ Eyeglass Fund

6 p.m.  Crowning of Fabulous Fourth Senior (55 and older) King & Queen; selection based on food donations and selection panel judging

6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Kids' games, Jumping Castle

7 p.m.  Flag raising at Veteran’s Memorial Park behind Athens City Pool; speaker will be Jill Thompson, Athens County Auditor

7 p.m.  Teen Pool Party sponsored by Alexander & Athens High School Leo Clubs and Donatos Pizza

9- 11 p.m.  WATH/WXTQ East State Street remote in mall parking lot with fireworks music

10 p.m.  Fireworks; East State Street, sponsored by The Athens Messenger and Linder Building Systems

All Evening: craft vendors, hot dogs and ice cream from Larry’s Dawg House, food collection at all locations to benefit Athens County Food Pantry

People check out classic cars during the 2013 Fabulous Fourth Cruise-In (photo: John Halley/Athens Messenger)

July 4 schedule

8:30 a.m.  Fabulous Fourth Parade lineup at East Washington and College Streets near Athens City Building, sponsored by Athens Area McDonald’s restaurants

9:30 a.m.  Fabulous Fourth Parade (Athens Lions Club), sponsored by the Kenny Kerr Family; all entries welcome (cars, floats, marching units, bicycles, horses, etc.); two-mile parade route along College Street, turn left onto East Washington Street, right onto Court Street, right onto East Carpenter, left onto East State, right onto Morris Avenue, left onto May Avenue, parade stops at Athens Public Library