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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Schedule for the City of Laurel's Independence Day Festivities on July 1st

Picture of Fireworks Over Laurel Lake

The Laurel 4th of July Committee is almost done planning their 44th Independence Day Celebration, being held on July 1, 2023. Here’s a handy schedule of the events for the day (weather permitting):

9:30am             - Antique & Classic cars line up in parking lot behind McCullough Field 12:30pm          

                          - Parade Lineup @ 6th Street and Montgomery Street            

11:00am           - Parade Begins, Judging Stand on Domer Avenue

- Car Show Registration at Mulberry Street between Lowes and Holiday Inn Express

12:00pm            - Car Show Begins and Vendors Open for Business

3:00pm             - Family Fun Events at Granville Gude Park

3:30pm             - Car Show Ends

5:15pm              - Music by Oracle

7:00pm             - Invocation, Flag Raising, National Anthem (Some Fireworks will be Set Off during the Performance), Pledge of Allegiance, Welcome and Introduction of                                                          Mayor, City Council and Special Guests 

9:00pm             - Test Fireworks

9:15pm             - Fireworks from the Lake

Mayor Craig A. Moe and the Laurel 4th of July Committee are reminding visitors that there will be NO Backpacks/Bookbags, NO Coolers, NO Alcohol and NO Fireworks allowed. Also, for the safety of your pets, there will be NO Pets allowed at the celebration, so please leave them at home.

In light of limited parking areas and road closures, it is recommended that you carpool with family/friends and allow enough time to locate available parking. When parking, please be considerate of the surrounding neighborhoods/businesses and their homeowners/patrons. Please be patient the day of the event since there will be large crowds.

Weather is always a factor the day of the event, so please follow the City of Laurel’s Social Media sites - @cityoflaurel, @laurelcityoem - and we will post any updates to the schedule of events.

Be sure to tune into the Laurel 4th of July Committee’s Facebook page - @Laurel4thofJulyCelebration – to watch the Parade Live at 11:00am and coverage of the day’s events and then tune into the City of Laurel– Government Facebook page at 9:10pm to watch the Fireworks LIVE, as well as watch on Laurel TV at Comcast 71(SD)/996(HD), Verizon 12 or at

Thank you and have a safe and happy Independence Day!


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