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Independence Day parade to return to City of Racine
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Independence Day parade to return to City of Racine

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RACINE — After last year saw a modified Independence Day celebration in Racine, the parade is scheduled to return in 2021.

The city’s annual Fourth of July parade back is on this year, it was announced by the 4th Fest of Greater Racine and Downtown Racine Corp. on Monday.

According to Anna Clementi from the 4th Fest of Greater Racine, a nonprofit organization which facilitates and fundraises the annual parade, more information on it will be released soon.

Six Flags Great America opens for the 2021 summer season, with new COVID-19 safety measures in place.

According to a Facebook post by the DRC, the parade will be on its normal Main Street route on Monday, July 5. Fireworks will be on as well.

Those in the parade must wear masks, and those attending the parade will be asked to socially distance and stay within family pods, the post said.

The parade will also be shorter — about half as many float participants as normal.

“This year’s Fourth of July parade has a double meaning in 2021. We are honoring our country’s Independence as well as celebrating the end of this pandemic,” said Kelly Kruse, executive director of the DRC. “The Downtown is beyond thrilled to have the parade again. Huge thank you to the Fourth Fest committee and City of Racine for bringing our community together for the best Parade in Wisconsin.”

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