REINBECK - With the Fourth of July holiday falling in the middle of the week this year, many celebratory festivals are choosing to split up events to have some fall on the weekend. Reinbeck's Fourth of July celebration is one of those festivals.
The events begin this Saturday in Reinbeck with a 5K run, football tournament and what is known as a "Back Alley Boogie" at Broad Street Brewery.
The boogie features bands, food and drink and begins at 5 p.m. Saturday in the alley behind the brewery in downtown Reinbeck. The brewery has been open for a full year now, and it has been a hit in Reinbeck.
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Guests enjoy the festivities during last year’s Reinbeck Fourth of July parade. This year’s parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
"It's kind of a neat feel for the small town," Lynn Trask, one of the organizers of the Fourth of July festivities, said.
The events pick back up Tuesday with the annual Fireman's Dance at the Memorial Building. Most of the events for the festival fall on the holiday, Wednesday, with many going on at Elmwood Park, including a car show from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and many games throughout the day.
The big parade will roll through town beginning at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Reinbeck Fourth of July event schedule
Saturday, June 30
7:30 a.m. - 5K Race (Elmwood Park)
7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Dollars for Scholars Pancake BreakfastElmwood Park
10 a.m. - Adult 7-on-7 Football Tournament(Elmwood Park)
5:00 p.m. - Back Alley Boogie - Bands, food, spirits(Broad Street Brewery- alley behind)
Tuesday, July 3
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. - Fireman's Dance (Memorial Building)
Wednesday, July 4
10 a.m. - Mr. and Miss Reinbeck Crowning (Main Street)
10 a.m. - Big Wheel Races Begin (Main Street)
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Show and Shine Car Show (Elmwood Park)
12:15 p.m. - Kiddy Parade Registration (Lincoln Savings Bank)
12:30 p.m. - Kiddy Parade (Main Street)
12:45 p.m. - July 4th Parade Entry Judging
1:30 p.m. - July 4th Parade
2:30 p.m. - Lions Club Bingo(Elmwood Park)
3 p.m. - Kingdom Regiment Drum Corp (Elmwood Park)
3 to 7 p.m. - Laser Tag (Elmwood Park)
3 to 7 p.m. - Obstacle Course, Titanic Slide, (Elmwood Park)
Dodge ball Defender and Climbing Wall
3 to 7 p.m. - Karaoke (The Other Bar)
4 to 7 p.m. - Bags Tournament (The Other Bar)
4 p.m. - Trap Shoot (Izaak Walton Club House)
5 p.m. - Egg Toss (Elmwood Park)
6 p.m. - Co-ed High School/Alumni Soccer Game (High School Soccer Field)
6 to 9 p.m. - Music by "Never The Less" (Elmwood Park)
10 p.m. - Fireworks (Elmwood Park)
"The parade is just a huge tradition here for the Fourth of July," Trask said.
The parade will be followed by more events in the park, music and then fireworks at 10 p.m. Wednesday.
"We've always been known for one of the better fireworks show in the area and we hope that's the case this year," Trask said.