montcalm-street-partnership.JPGTiconderoga, N.Y. - The Best 4th In The North Committee is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2013 Best 4th In The North Celebration in Ticonderoga, NY. The 2013 Best 4th In The North Celebration will take place July 1-4, 2013 with a grand fireworks display, parade, the Montcalm Mile, as well as live music, food, vendors, rides, games and more throughout the four day celebration. The Best Fourth in the North Celebration attracts many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year, which supports local businesses and the local economy. Best 4th In The North Celebration: July 1st - 4th, 2013 Monday, July 1st: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Food, Vendors & Rides In Bicentennial Park *Bracelets $20.00, from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. 5:00 & 7:00 PM: Buffalo Barfield & Unherd-of-Entertainment Live! Traditional Country, Americana, Rhythm & Blues and Bluegrass Music. Tuesday, July 2nd: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Food, Vendors & Rides In Bicentennial Park *Bracelets $20.00, from at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Ticonderoga Open Mic - Karaoke! Sign up begins at 3:30 PM. Music by Limited Light Karaoke. Open to the public. Participant & viewer donations are appreciated to benefit Fireworks. 6:00 & 8:00 PM: Buffalo Barfield & Unherd-of-Entertainment Live! Traditional Country, Americana, Rhythm & Blues and Bluegrass Music. Wednesday, July 3rd: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Food, Vendors & Rides In Bicentennial Park *Bracelets $20.00, from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. 5:00 & 7:00 PM: Buffalo Barfield & Unherd-of-Entertainment Live! Traditional Country, Americana, Rhythm & Blues and Bluegrass Music. 6:00 & 8:00 PM: White Hot Monkey Love! 60's through Today's Rock. Thursday, July 4th: 10:30 AM - Dusk: Food, Vendors & Rides In Bicentennial Park 1:45 PM: Annual Montcalm Mile - Montcalm Street, Downtown Brought to you by the LaChute Road Runners! 2:00 PM: Fourth of July Parade - Montcalm Street/Downtown Theme"Movie Classics." Grand Marshalls: Howard & Susan Rathbun. Announcers: Angela Brown & Matt Courtright. Karen Disbrow will perform the National Anthem & a patriotic song. Bandstand will be located next to Rathbun Jewelers. 3:30 PM: Buffalo Barfield & Unherd-of-Entertainment Live! Traditional Country, Americana, Rhythm & Blues and Bluegrass Music. 5:30 PM: Buffalo Barfield & Unherd-of-Entertainment Live! Traditional Country, Americana, Rhythm & Blues and Bluegrass Music. 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Joe McGinness And-Longshot Live! Country, Rock and Original Music. 9:30 PM/Dusk - Grand Fireworks Display All events are in Bicentennial Park in Downtown Ticonderoga unless otherwise stated. All times & information are subject to change. A variety of food, games, rides, vendors will be available throughout the celebration. New this year will be blooming onions and kettle corn as well as a Cobra ride. In addition the committee is in the process finalizing some additional new aspects and vendors. The Theme for the 2013 Parade will be "Movie Classics." The parade will begin at 2:00 PM with line up starting near Brannock Properties/Town of Ticonderoga Highway Garage. The bandstand for the parade will be located next to Rathbun Jewelers. Prizes and certificates will be awarded for floats in the following categories: Most Patriotic and Most Creative (Theme Related). The Best 4th In The North Committee is excited and pleased to announce the Grand Marshalls for the 2013 Best 4th In The North Parade. Howard and Susan Rathbun of Ticonderoga will lead the parade and are being honored as outstanding community members. Parade applications as well as rules and regulations are available at www.best4thinthenorth.com or at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office. Parade applications can be returned to the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1, Ticonderoga NY 12883. Parade applications must be returned by June 28, 2013. For more information on the parade, contact Mike Forand at 518-585-7644. "We would like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters who without their support this celebration would not be possible. I would also like to thank the Best Fourth In The North Committee for their continued dedication to this time honored celebration. Their hard work and commitment is truly remarkable. We are small group of volunteers, but certainly dedicated to not only the celebration but the community as a whole" stated Debbie Barber,Committee Chairperson. 2013 Best 4th In North Sponsors: Town of Ticonderoga Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership Freedom Sponsors: Alonzo Fireworks Amyland Amusements Burnham Financial Services Divine Sales LLC Inter-Lakes Health International Paper Company Glens Falls National Bank Reale Construction Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union Liberty Sponsors: Avery Energy Christopher Chevrolet Best Western Plus Ticonderoga/Burgoyne Grill Knights of Columbus Limited Light Karaoke McDonalds/Hearburg Enterprises Patriot Sponsors: Adirondack Camp Dedrick's Tree Service Kiwanis Club The Depot Theatre Ticonderoga Teachers Association Upstate Agency Wagon Wheel Restaurant Wal-Mart Sparkler Sponsors: Angela's Hair Styling Circle Court Motel Eddies Restaurant Ticonderoga Heritage Museum Additional sponsors may be recognized after the celebration. For additional information visit www.best4thinthenorth.com or like the Best 4th In The North on facebook. You may also contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619, email chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com or visit www.ticonderogany.com. Best 4th In The North Committee - The Best 4th In The North Committee is a sub-committee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership dedicated to providing area residents and visitors with the best 4th of July experience in the North Country. For more information visit www.best4thinthenorth.com or "like" the Best 4th In The North facebook page. You can also contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 518-585-6619, email chamberinfo@ticonderogany.com or visit www.ticonderogany.com.

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CONTACT: Debbie Barber, Chair Person Best 4th In The North Committee