A father and son enjoy a ride on the carousel at last year’s Columbus Fabulous Fourth event. Rides open Wednesday, July 3 at 5 p.m. (photo by Samantha Hurst)
A father and son enjoy a ride on the carousel at last year’s Columbus Fabulous Fourth event. Rides open Wednesday, July 3 at 5 p.m. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

Fabulous Fourth combines patriotism and family fun

Published 4:18pm Monday, July 1, 2013

Columbus marks its 51st Fabulous Fourth event this year with what the town hopes will be a family-fun environment.

Columbus town manager Jonathan Kanipe said the town works hard to accommodate the approximately 7,000 people that attend each year.

“We get a lot of people in the evenings for the fireworks. There’s obviously a lot that goes into it, but I think it is really important for the community to come out and be together especially on July 4, which is such a great day for our country,” Kanipe said. “I think the town really wants to make sure that continues happening and is invested in doing that for the community.”

The music schedule is packed from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., and the food and craft vendors will provide all you need to get you through the day and into the night.

The Polk County Tailgate Market will be there in the morning so anyone needing last minute items for their holiday cookout can buy them local. The Little Detroit Car Club will hold a car show from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for those “gearheads” among the community.

The kids and family games share the lawn at Stearns Park, and run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. These games are organized and sponsored once again by Crossroads Baptist Church.

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