Union to kick off 4th of July festivities early


The City of Union is getting patriotic with a parade and festival, but it means some roads will be closed for a short time on June 24.

Union Celebrates America is scheduled for the last Friday in June from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ryle High School. The free event will feature a parade, live music, food trucks and a grand finale fireworks display. The parade route will close U.S. 42 between 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The parade route will start at Union Park and head out to Old Union Road, then onto U.S. 42, to Double Eagle, a left on Raiders Run, and end behind Ryle High School. Roads will reopen immediately following the parade. Union Presbyterian Church will open its doors to spectators in need of restrooms and/or water during the parade.

The city also released a list of food vendors who signed up for the event, including Kona Ice, Slice is Right, Frydaze, Taste of Mexico, Marty’s Waffles, BG’s Grill, SEA Cuisine, and Bam Bam’s Backyard BBQ.

Mayor Larry Solomon said Union Celebrates America is an opportunity for residents to get to know their neighbors in the growing community.

“As the population in Union continues to grow, city events invite residents to gather as a community,” Solomon said. “Union Celebrates America is open to all city and surrounding area residents.”  

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