Branford River Reunion Festival

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We would like to invite you to participate in this year’s 4th of July Branford River Reunion Festival at Hatch Memorial Park on July 4th with fireworks of course. Admission is free! The day’s festivities will start with a duck race at 2:00 at the historical Ivey Park at Branford Springs on the Suwannee River. Then go to Hatch Park for entertainment and activities in the evening which include a parade down Suwannee Avenue. The festival will culminate with a fireworks show at dark.

The schedule is as follows:
2:00 duck race at Ivey Park
5:00 line up for parade at Branford Football field.
6:00 Parade starts on Suwannee Avenue
6:30 Food, crafts, kid games, and live entertainment begin at Hatch Park
7:00 sign up for Bedrock Derby at Hatch Park
7:30 Bedrock Derby race at Hatch Park
9:30 Fireworks behind Hatch Park

Come out and get your dinner and/or snacks from the food vendors. Sign up for the Bedrock Derby at 7:00 and be ready for the race at 7:30. Are you wondering, “What is the Bed Rock Derby”? Do you remember the Flintstones cartoon? They will provide supplies for children to personalize a car (a cardboard box) and the kids decorate it the way they want it with crayons and markers. Then the kids will race with them Flintstone style, on foot.

There will be live music, a cornhole tournament, a watermelon eating contest, and a watermelon seed spitting contest. The firework show begins at dark (9:30ish). It’s fun and free so come on out!

Date: July 4, 2022

Time: 2:oo-10:00 PM

Location: Hatch Memorial Park