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Grand Island shares details on 4th of July Parade and Dick Bessel Independence Day Run


Fri, Jun 23rd 2023 07:00 am

Submitted by the Town of Grand Island Recreation Department

The Town of Grand Island will hold its 53rd annual 4th of July Parade and 47th annual Dick Bessel Independence Day Run on Tuesday, July 4.

Parade applications available at https://grandislandny.myrec.com or by emailing or calling the Recreation Department.

Registration for the Dick Bessel Independence Day Run is available at score-this.com. Run applications are also available on the Recreation Department website.

The Recreation Department can be contacted by email at [email protected] or by phone at 716-773-9680.

Road Closure and Event Timeline Information

Road closures will take place between 8:30 a.m. and noon

√ 8:30 a.m. – Grand Island Boulevard closes from traffic circle to intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road

√ 8:45 a.m. – Baseline Road closes from Alvin Road to Whitehaven Road

√ 9 a.m. – Kids run starts

√ 9:10 a.m. – Adult run starts

√ 9:45 a.m. (approximately) – Baseline Road opens

√ 9:45 a.m. (approximately) – parade starts

√ 11:30 a.m. (approximately) – parade ends

√ Noon (approximately) – all roads open

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