June 19, 2013 (Mayfield, KY) The 4th of July falls in the middle of the week again this year – on a Thursday -- and as usual, that’s when Mayfield will celebrate Glory Days events with everything including the car/truck/bike show, farmer’s market, vendors, kids water fun, music and food. All this and more will be downtown from 9 am until about 4 pm when the car show awards are over.
Events will kick off with the Kiddie Parade at 9 am – with car show/vendors area/kids area all opening to the public at 9am as well. A new and very special feature this year will be Guest Performer/Magician Daniel Lusk, who will have a show on the courthouse steps at 10am and 1pm – plus will be the opening show for the concert at the MHS track area, beginning at 6pm. Special music from the courthouse steps this year begins at 11:00 AM with Soul Dog, continuing till 1 pm. Lots of food and fun with a kids area with inflatables and water slide also open throughout the day.
The schedule for the evening at the MHS Track includes:
5:30 pm - Pet Parade and Show with prizes for the Biggest Pet, the Smallest Pet, the Best Trick, and Most Patriotic Costume. Event sponsored by the Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter – no pre-registration required.
6:00 pm – Magic show onstage at the Track Area featuring Magician Daniel Lusk.
7:00 pm – Pre-fireworks concert featuring Lindsey Lane & Axis. This group was a part of the 2012 Summer Music Fest series and entertained the crowds thoroughly. “I don’t think I’ve ever had so many raving comments about a group that we have had for a city event as I have had for Lindsey Lane and Axis. It was a no-brainer to invite them to perform as a part of our Glory Days Celebration this year,” commented Mayor Teresa Cantrell. Their repertoire includes songs from the 1950’s through current pop, rock and country songs – something for everyone!
8:45pm – Veterans luminaries lit around the track and special light show by the Gold Wings Road Riders Chapter Y. Luminary forms available now at City Hall’s Information Center – In Memory or In Honor of Your Favorite Veteran. The Goldwings will also have a booth on the courthouse lawn during the day selling the luminaries.
9:00pm - THE AREA’S BEST FIREWORKS – again with some surprises this year – don’t miss it! Fireworks are sponsored once again by West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative, WK & T Telephone, FNB, Mayfield Electric & Water, TVA, and the Mayfield Cable Authority.
VENDORS – Vendor forms are available at City Hall’s Information Center , as well as on the website. It’s not too late to have a vendor booth!
AND….don’t forget these associated events:
Friday, June 28 – Little Mr. & Miss Independence Day Pageant at His House Ministries Center, sponsored by the Lighthouse.
Thursday, July 4 – BAM! Bike Around Mayfield ride – 7am & 8am starts at the Ice House on 8th & North Streets.
Check out the downloads on our website at www.cityofmayfield.org for entry forms. Also available are the additional events like the Little Mr. & Miss Pageant (sponsored by the Lighthouse) and the BAM! Bike Around Mayfield sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.