Supervisor Leenhouts announces annual Independence Day Celebration set for June 29
Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts is excited to announce the Town of Penfield will host its annual Independence Day celebration on Saturday, June 29. The day of events will begin with a morning parade followed by an evening of entertainment with food vendors, music, and fireworks at Harris Whalen Park. 

The parade will start at 10 a.m. at Penfield High School. The parade will take the route of Five Mile Line Rd. south to Route 441, east on Route 441 to Baird Rd., and north on Baird Rd., ending at Penfield Community Center at 1985 Baird Rd. Roads will close at 9:45 a.m. and parking restrictions will be in place.

This year, the parade will feature community groups and organizations, and the music of Penfield Fire Company Band, Feadan Or Pipe Band, Prime Time Brass, Towpath Volunteer Fife & Drum Corps, and more. Glenn Becker, President of Penfield Volunteer Emergency Ambulance, will serve as Parade Marshal for the event. The familiar faces of Don Alhart from 13WHAM TV and Terry Clifford of 92.5 WBEE will serve as parade emcees.

After the parade, an evening festival-style event will take place at Harris Whalen Park. The fun starts at 6 p.m. with food vendors and family-friendly activities including live music featuring headliner Northside Johnny.

The fireworks show will be held at 10 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from Harris Whalen Park and be visible from neighborhoods and parking lots of businesses all around the park. 

Cars and parking will not be allowed in Harris Whalen Park; parking will be reserved for emergency vehicles, police, fire, and EMS only. The park will be cleared immediately following the fireworks show.

The lineup of events is as follows:
  • 10 a.m. - Parade (roads close 9:45 a.m.)
  • 6 p.m. - Harris Whalen Park festivities including food vendors and live music
  • 10 p.m. - Fireworks launch from Harris Whalen Park
“Our Independence Day Celebration is one of our biggest events of the year, and it’s always a special day,” said Supervisor Jeff Leenhouts. “I hope you will join us for the parade and evening of fun as we celebrate our nation’s independence.”

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