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NOTE:  Road Closure- Rt. 2 Old Stage Road to Johnson Farm, July 4, 9:30-11:30a

The Williston Independence Day Celebration will have activities on July 2-July 4 this year.  Check back regularly as new things will be added to the event. 

Grand Marshals:
   Lynn McClintock, Cathy Kohlasch, Sally Dattilio & Liz Demas
   Want to be part of the wonderful parade- Register your group, organization, or neighborhood.  Registration for the parade is online again this year.  Register below.

Non-Profit Organizations:
   Is your group or organization a non-profit?  If so, you can register to have a booth on the Green after the parade.  Registration forms available below

   Does your group, organization or business want to be a sponsor of the Independence Day Celebration- Sponsorship Opportunities are still available, contact the Recreation Department.

Food Trucks:
   There will be Food Trucks in the evening from 6-9p in front of WCS
   Trucks include- Penzo Pizza, Grazers, El Gato Cantina & more!
   Food Trucks sponsored by Adams Farm Market

   There will be activities on the "Green" after the parade form 11a-1p.
   There will be activities at Village Community Park from 6-9p.
   Activities sponsored by Crosspoint Church

   There will be 2 shuttles run by SSTA on July 4 starting at 6:00pm. 
      1 shuttle will start at Allen Brook School and the other at the side parking lot of Shaw's.  
   Last shuttle time to get to the Village Community Park for the fireworks will be at 9:00pm.  Fireworks at 9:20pm.
   Last Shuttle to get you home will be at 10:00pm

Shuttle stops for both SSTA buses will be the following 
   Allen Brook School parking lot - (there will be a sign at the pick up point at the end of the sidewalk west of the school heading towards the walking path)
   Corner of Stillwater Lane and Holland Lane in Finney Crossing - (there will be a sign on the corner for pick up)
   Corner of Market Street and Holland Lane - (diagonally across from Healthy Living parking lot.  there will be a sign on the right side corner before the intersection for pick up)
   Shaw’s left side Parking Lot - (east side of Shaw’s not the main parking lot)
   Williston Central School - (at the end of bus loop at the beginning of path. There will be sign where drop off and pick will be) 

Schedule of Events:

  Saturday, July 2
    Deb Beckett Memorial 5K Race/Walk- to register- Click here
       8:30a- Walkers, 9:00a- Runners
       5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Williston/Richmond Rotary

  Sunday, July 3
    Library Book Sale                 4:00-6:00p       Williston Central School     
       For more information, contact the library at 878-4918

    Ice Cream Social                   7:00p               Village Green 
       Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Federated Church

    Town Band Concert              7:00p               Village Green

  Monday, July 4
    Library Book Sale                  9:00a-2:00p      Williston Central School     

       For more information, contact the library at 878-4918
    Independence Day Parade    10:00a              Parade Route: Rt 2
       Williston Road west from Johnson’s Farm to Old Stage Rd
    Activities on "The Green"     11:00a-1:00p     Village Green

       Activities sponsored by Crosspoint Church
    Stovepipe Corners Schoolhouse Open House     Village Green
           Historical Society- 9:00-10:00a & 11:30a-1:00pm
    Fire Dept. Open House
         11:30a-1:30p      Williston Fire Dept.

       Stop by the firehouse for their Open House
    Evening Celebration              6:00-9:00p        Village Community Park
       Activities sponsored by Crosspoint Church
       Food Trucks sponsored by Adams Farm Market
   Shuttle                                     6:00-10:00pm
       6:00pm-9:00pm, just before the fireworks; it will begin returns after the fireworks until 10:00pm.

   Fireworks                                9:20p                Village Community Park
      Rain date July 5

Registration Below for the Parade- before June 30

Information on Parade, Parade Rules & Fireworks below.

Parade Rules:
  • No throwing candy or objects from vehicles or floats or throwing anything into crowds.
  • Walkers may hand items to spectators along the parade route. The goal is to keep spectators Safe, by not causing them to enter the roadway to retrieve items or not to be hit with unexpected objects thrown into crowd.
  • Prohibited Items: water pistols/guns, super-soakers, water balloons and other devices that propel water from vehicles, floats, or walkers into the parade spectators.
  • Drivers of all vehicles/floats in the parade must have a valid driver’s license and be 21 years of age or older and drug and alcohol free.
  • Any entry that includes children must have adequate adult supervision. Adult supervision is required on all floats and open vehicles carrying children.
  • Participants must not sit on vehicles/equipment that are not intended for that purpose. Participants may not sit on vehicle hoods/trunks.
  • Emergency exit accessibility must be available on all floats/vehicles. All participants on floats/vehicle must have direct communication with driver of float or vehicle.
  • All floats/vehicles carrying people must be equipped with adequate restraining devices (seat belts or protective railings) capable of stopping anyone falling from the unit.
  • All parade participants must be wearing safety equipment for the means of transportation they are on. Example; bikes, scooters, skateboards, horses, etc. must have protective equipment on- to include helmet.
  • Playing music is only allowed on parade route during parade time. It is to be kept to a reasonable level for your participants to hear and act to. Sounds will not interfere with other floats or vehicles on parade route.
  • Blowing of vehicle horns is strictly prohibited on parade route. Sirens of emergency vehicles is permitted and are to be kept at a reasonable level and only used when not a disturbance to parade watchers or sensitive areas along parade route.
  • If your entry includes animals, you are responsible for providing water and picking up after your animals.
  • Alcohol, drugs, and smoking is not allowed to be consumed by parade participants- before or during the parade. Police on hand will be monitoring the parade as well as the crowd.
  • Commercial business entries may not simply ride through the parade route in their company vehicle. All entries must be decorated according to the parade theme and/or in an appropriate July 4th manner.
  • In the case of an emergency with parade participants or spectators, parade participants must move to the right of the parade route to allow clear, unhindered access for emergency vehicles
  • The Williston Recreation & Parks Dept. reserves the right to photograph and/or record the entire parade and use these images to promote or benefit the committee’s activities including use in electronic media.
  • Note: The Recreation & Parks Dept. reserves the right to remove entries NOT obeying the rules listed above.

Parade Information:
  • To participate in the parade you must register, please register below.
  • There is no fee to register, at checkout choose the Online Payment option, you will not be charged.
  • An email will be sent after you register with a confirmation of your entry.
  • Another email will be sent, prior to July 4, with instructions for line up.
  • Parade Route: Williston Road- Route 2, west bound from Johnson’s Farm to Old Stage Road.
  • Parade Staging and Lineup: Begins at Johnson’s Farm on route 2, Williston Road.
  • Day of Parade: All parade entries must be at the staging area prior to 9:30am. The road closes at 9:30am.
  • Parade Judging: Official Judging will be done at the line-up time beginning at 9:30am. Ribbons will be given out prior to the start of the parade. We ask that winners proudly display ribbon during the parade for all spectators to see. 1st place ribbons are awarded in the following categories; Best Individual/Neighborhood, Best Community Organization/Church, Best Business and Best of Parade.

Fireworks Information:
  • The fireworks display will be at Village Community Park.
  • Seating for the display will be in the fields behind the school, the entrance to the park, the playgrounds and surrounding areas.
  • The display will be set off on the North Soccer Fields area.
  • The North Path will be closed during the day while the display is being set up, from the intersection near the volleyball courts North to the intersection near the disc golf course- this is the path that goes by the baseball field.
  • The path will be open from North Williston Road to Old Stage Road by going in front of the volleyball courts and disc golf course.
  • Starting at 9:00pm until 10:00pm, and during the Fireworks display, the path will be closed off in front of the disc golf area and the entrance to Allen Brook Trail.
  • There will be yellow caution tape across the field area of the south soccer fields that no one is to cross. This is for the safety of all.
  • Parking will be available at and around Williston Central School.

Parade Registration
  • Register below for the parade- Its Free and Easy!
  • You can log-in to your household account to register.
  • Don't have an account? You can create one or register as a Guest
Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Parade Registration 
18 - 99 N/A 07/04/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Route 2- Williston Village
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Registration Required, Open till Thursday, June 30 at midnight. Participation is FREE. Judging starts at 9:30 am. Parade begins at 10:00 am.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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