Americana Festival parade draws a patriotic and political crowd

Americana Festival parade draws patriotic and political crowd
Americana Festival parade draws patriotic and political crowd

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN)- At the intersection of Far Hills and Franklin Street people were on their feet as war veterans and boy scouts carrying the American Flag led this year’s Americana Festival parade.  The Fourth of July celebration did not disappoint. There was plenty of sunshine and the morning offered a cool start rarely felt in July.

We met people who were viewing their first parade, not just babies, but at least one new U.S. citizen told 2 NEWS how much he was enjoying the birthday celebration.

The children seemed most excited about the candy and the fire trucks, but the horses and the adoptable dogs also got their attention. Many groups walked the route, some asking for votes this November.  Governor John Kasich was the honorary Grand Marshal.

The Americana Fourth of July Festival started in 1972.  It now amounts to a day filled with live music, an array of food vendors and artists selling their work, capped off by fireworks at 10 p.m.  Watch our coverage starting at 5 p.m. on 2 NEWS. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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