Lennox’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration is sure to be a big hit this year as many people are ready to get out and about following a long 2020.
Events kick off this year on Saturday, July 3 with the cruise night, burnout contests and street dance. On Sunday, July 4 will be the annual church service in the park. Then on Monday, July 5 the big day of events will take place — the Firecracker Road Race, Parade, Arts in the Park, Car Show, Pedal Pull, Live Music, Municipal Band Concert, fireworks show and, once again, the Little Miss Lennox Pageant.
On Saturday, July 3 the Lennox Commercial Club Street Dance will feature Judd Hoos with Denham. Judd Hoos released their latest EP, Not Alone, on June 4, 2021.
Cruise Night is open to everyone, and is great family fun. There will once again be a burn out contest on North Main Street. Burn-out sign-in will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with burnouts at 6 p.m.
The Lennox Street Dance will run 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are available at Lennox local businesses, including Cenex Total Stop, Sunshine, and Ace Hardware. Tickets will also be available at the gate.
On Sunday, July 4th, 2021 there will be a Community Worship at Westerman Park at 10:30 a.m.
The Lennox Area Ministerial Association is organizing this Community Worship in the Park. People are asked to bring their own lawn chairs. There will not be an “Old Fashion Picnic” following the worship this year. In case of inclement weather, the worship will be held in the High School gymnasium where the wearing of masks and physical distancing will be encouraged.
The bulk of the events will take place on Monday, July 5th, 2021.
The day begins with the Firecracker Road Race at 8:00 a.m. Races include 1 & 2 mile and 5K, 10K. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Lennox High School; race begins at 8 a.m.; Pre-registration: $45 for both 5K and 10K races, $50 day of event. (605 Running Co. will be timing the event and provide online registration). For the 1 mile, $10 pre-registration at the city office and $15 the day of the race, for the 2 mile $20 pre-registration, $25 day of event.
This is sponsored by the Lennox Lions Club/Lennox Area Community Fund. You may sign up online at https://www.athlinks.com/event/lennox-firecracker-road-race-53486
The Independence Day Parade will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.
Entries line-up at the Sinning Sports Complex on the corner of HWY 17 & HWY 44. The parade route for 2021 will begin at the south end of Main Street and head north to 1st Avenue; on 1st, it will turn West to Elm Street. The route will then head south on Elm Street to Highway 44.
There is no parking on parade route, including Main Street, except new for 2021, parking will allowed on the East side of Main Street from 1st to 3rd Ave.
Following the parade, crowds can make their way down to Westerman Park.
There will be a Kiddy Tractor Pull at 1 p.m.
The Car Show will take place from 12 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The car show is located at Highway 44, 1/2 mile west of Highway 17. Known as the old football field for those from the area. Registration will take place 9 a.m. to noon on July 5th with the show taking place from noon to 4 p.m.
The Little Miss Lennox Contest will take place at 1:00 p.m. at Westerman Park. The contest is open to girls ages 3-10 years.
There will be Live Music in the Park from 11:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and craft and food vendors will be set up at the park from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Lennox Area Museum will also be open on Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., although they will be closed during the parade. Masks will be required out of respect for the volunteers. The Museum is located at 3rd & Main, admission free, but donations are welcome.
The Lennox Municipal Band Concert will take place at 8:00 p.m. at the bandshell in Westerman Park.
The spectacular fireworks show will begin at dusk. Fireworks are shot off from the High School Parking Lot.