Durand offers two days of Fourth of July events

Kids step off first as they lead Durand's big Fourth of July parade. The town celebrates the Fourth with a two-day celebration starting Saturday, July 3. For information and an events schedule, go to www.durandevents.com. Photo provided

From press release

DURAND, Ill.—You don’t have to go far, and you don’t have to spend much to enjoy yourself during this year’s Fourth of July weekend.

Durand’s two-day festival is Saturday and Sunday, July 3-4. It includes professional and amateur go-kart racing, a street dance, outhouse races, a parade, the second-best fireworks display in the Rockford area, food, beverages and more. The festival is sponsored by DARTS, the Durand Area Retailers, Trades and Services. Most activities are free.

Scheduled events include the following:

Saturday, July 3

10 a.m.—Professional Kart Racing

11 a.m.—Children’s Fun Fair

8 p.m.—Street Dance

Sunday, July 4

9 a.m.—Bulldog Challenge Amateur Go-Kart Racing

11 a.m.—Tractor Pulls

11 a.m.—American Legion Chicken BBQ

Noon-4 p.m.—Ice Cream Social, Durand United Methodist Church

1:30 p.m.—Children’s Parade & Regular Parade

2:30 p.m.—Bulldog Challenge Finals

4 p.m.—Outhouse Race

9:30 p.m.—Fireworks Display

Anyone wishing to participate in the Bulldog Challenge amateur go-kart races, outhouse races, parade, or as a vendor can find sign-up information on the event Web site, www.durandevents.com.

From the June 30-July 6, 2010 issue

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