New Albany's annual Fourth of July celebration will be held Saturday, July 3.

New Albany's annual Fourth of July celebration will be held Saturday, July 3.

The celebration kicks off with a parade at 11 a.m. The procession begins at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, travels down Main Street to Market Street and back to Dublin-Granville Road to end at the McCoy center.

The festivities continue at 4 p.m. with food, children's activities and music. The music starts near 7 p.m. when local band Monkee Hollow and the Reaganomics take the stage. A fireworks display begins at dusk, with officials estimating it to start at 9:45 p.m.

Most of the events are held on the New Albany High School commons. Seating to view the fireworks is available in the high school football stadium.

The celebration is organized by the New Albany Community Events board, which includes Ron Kendle, Jodi Boals, Lynda Scheckman, Sandi Blunt, Laurie Clouse, Andy Wirt and Brian Bilow.

Kendle, the board chair, said the board hosts three annual events a fall festival, a spring festival and the Fourth of July celebration. The board raises $40,000 to run all three and works with local sponsors to support each festival. For example, he said, the village usually pays for the fireworks.

For information, visit www.newalbanycommunityevents.com.

Lori Wince