The Brazil Rotary Club's 68th annual 4th of July Celebration begins June 21 and runs through the July 4 holiday. The entire event takes place in Forest Park on the south side of Brazil, SR 59.
The celebration features large carnival games, food vendors and midway rides from All-American shows. Clay County local food vendors will also be featured on July 3 and 4. Starting on June 27 and running through July 4, there will be free public entertainment featured at the Forest Park Band Shell. Entertainment will be switched to the Pavilion in the event of rain.
Entertainment highlights are as follows:
June 21: Go Kart practice, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 22: S.I.R.A. Go Kart Classic, 1 to 5 p.m.; Brazil Concert Band, 8 p.m.
June 27: Fabulous Forties-- Jazz and Dance Band, 7 and 9 p.m.
June 28: The Lesters, 7 and 9 p.m.
June 29: Gospel Sing, 2 to 6 p.m.; Brazil Concert Band, 8 p.m.
June 30: Moore's Dance Studio, 6 p.m.; Tumble Express, 7 to 9 p.m.
July 1: YMCA Dance Express, 6 p.m.; Toni's Dance Studio, 7 p.m.; Cindi's Dance Studio, 8 p.m.
July 2: The Van-Dells-- Oldies Rock and Roll Review, 7 and 9 p.m.
July 3: Country Thunder, 7 and 9 p.m.
July 4: 27th Annual Sack Races in the Park, 1 to 5 p.m. (1 p.m.-- age 7 and under, 2 p.m.-- age 9 and under, 3 p.m.-- age 11 and under, 4 p.m.-- age 13 and under, 5 p.m.-- age 15 and under. Cash prizes for all entrants.); Community Choir Patriotic Concert, 8:30 to 9:45 p.m.; Gala Fireworks with musical accompaniment on WSDM 97.7 FM, 10 p.m.; Grand prize raffle drawing for $10,000 cash prize, Rotary Headquarters, Forest Park, 11 p.m.
The Gala Fireworks Show will be Friday night at 10 p.m. It is one of the largest aerial displays in the Wabash Valley, sponsored by Brazil Rotary. A musical accompaniment to the fireworks will be heard on WSDM 97.7 FM.
Throughout the celebration, people can also purchase Rotary Club raffle tickets to win daily prizes and be entered n a grand prize drawing for $10,000, which will be awarded at 11 p.m. on July 4. The winner's name will be announced on WSDM 97.7 FM radio.