The City of Canandaigua is hosting its annual Fourth of July celebration on Thursday.
The celebration will include a parade, food vendors, live music, and entertainment in Kershaw Park, concluding with fireworks in the evening.
This year's theme is "Traveling Through the Generations," celebrating the people of Canandaigua who have called the community home over the years. Over 50 organizations will be marching in the parade, including historical groups, local businesses, elected officials, kids' groups, community organizations, emergency vehicles and more.
Trophies will be awarded to entries that stand out in various categories, such as best theme on a float, outstanding musical unit, and community spirit. The parade will kick off from Ontario Street at 10 a.m. and head down Main Street, continuing from the County Courthouse to Lakeshore Drive.
Following the parade, a community picnic will be held in Kershaw Park. Food vendors Barlow's Concessions, the Weiner Wagon, Dar's Delights, Mightea Boba and KP's Kettle Corn will be in the park serving up picnic favorites from chicken tenders, philly cheese steaks and hot dogs to fried dough and ice cream floats.