On Tuesday, May 28, the Fenton City Council approved the requests of the Fenton Freedom Festival committee for Fourth of July activities. This is the city’s 29th annual event.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and will start on Owen Road at Industrial Way. It will proceed east on Shiawassee to LeRoy Street. From LeRoy it will proceed north to Caroline Street, west to West Street, where the parade will end.
Floats and other parade units will stage in the industrial complex on Industrial Way and Copper Street.
The Firecracker Road Race, 5K and 2.5K starts at 9:45 a.m. on Adelaide at Mill Street, proceeds west to West Street, south on Shiawassee, east to LeRoy, north to Caroline, west to West Street and south to the finish line behind the former middle school (Ellen Street Campus).
The City Council also authorized the use of three city parks — Rackham, Silver Lake and Mill Pond parks for various Freedom Festival activities.
The opening event will be the Grand Marshal Reception on Tuesday, July 2, at 7 p.m. at the Fenton Community and Cultural Center, followed by the Silver Lake Ski Show at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 3 at Silver Lake Park.
Officials also authorized the permit for Zambelli fireworks to do their display from Silver Lake Park the evening of July 4. According to Fenton Police Chief Jason Slater, “This location has worked well, and we will have all safeguards in place like we have had in previous years.”