Lennox hosts Old Fashioned 4th of July


The Fourth of July weekend in Lennox is packed full of events, beginning on Friday, July 3. Friday night is the annual cruise night. The burnout contest and street dance sponsored by the Lennox Commercial Club are also held that evening.

The band this year is ‘Dirty Word’ featuring Kat Perkins. Kat was a finalist on season 6 of NBC’s The Voice. Street dance gates open at 6 p.m., the band starts at 9 p.m. and plays until 1 a.m. Tickets are available now at Cenex Total Stop, Sunshine, Ace Hardware and Lewis Drug in Lennox, cost is $7 in advance, $10 at the gate.

Cruise night and the burn out contest are free of charge. Burnouts start at 6:30 p.m. Sign-in is from 5 to 7 p.m. Trophies will be awarded. Bleacher seating will be available and beverages will be available for purchase, no outside beverages allowed. It will be held at the north end of Main Street behind the old Pizza Ranch building. Cars will register and enter at 1st and Poplar. Spectator entrance is between Al’s Motorsickle Shop and Albers Painting building, just east of 1st and Main.

The full day of activities will be on Saturday, July 4th.

The 4th of July Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. The parade will be kicked off by Vanguard Squadron flyover. All entries should register by 9:30 a.m. Register at the Sinning Sports Complex on the corner of HWY 17 and HWY 44. The Lennox Commercial Club would like to remind participants that there is no throwing of candy or items from vehicles.

There is also no parking along the parade route this year, including the business district on Main Street.

The Lennox Commercial Club is offering something new this year with a tram service to allow people to park their cars at the Lennox High School and catch a ride to the parade route. Trams will be running from the high school to several stops in Lennox. The tram will run on its route from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. After the parade, the TRAM will run on its route from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Following the parade, there will be live music in the Park 1:30 to 4 p.m. and the Arts in the Park will take place from 12 to 5 p.m. Craft and food vendors are located at Westerman Park following the parade.

The Little Miss Lennox Pageant will take place at the park at 1 p.m. Saturday. For details on registration visit www.facebook.com/LennoxCommercialClub.

There will also be a Kiddie Tractor Pedal Pull, 2 p.m. near Westerman Park.

The Lennox ​Car Show will take place at the old football field. The show features 31 classes for Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles and Tractors. To register visit www.lennoxcommercialclub.com.

The Lennox Municipal Band concert will be held in the evening of the 4th at the Jacobs Memorial Bandshell at 8 p.m.

A fireworks show will wrap up the festivities at dusk. July 4th Fireworks will be shot off from the high school parking lot.

The annual Sunday, July 5 worship in the park will be held. Organizers of that event would like to stress that social distancing in the park is required. At least 6 feet should separate each household group from other participants. There will be no shared meal served this year.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, several non-Commercial Club sponsored activities have canceled out of caution. The Annual Firecracker Road Race sponsored by the Lennox Lions Club/Lennox Area Community Fund was canceled and the Lennox Museum will not be open on the 4th of July this year. Lennox Fire Department will not be holding their water fight that weekend.

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