Arts & Culture Events for Your Fourth of July

Fourth of July on Independence Blvd, 1959

[http://oldnews.aadl.org/N021_0674_001|Fourth of July on Independence Blvd, 1959]

Don’t miss the 26th annual [http://a2jaycees.org/events/4th-of-july-parade/|Ann Arbor Jaycees 4th of July parade]. Featuring musical groups, floats, and a bicycle-decorating contest, the parade starts at William and State St. at 10 am.

[http://cobblestonefarm.org/index.php?section=events&content=index|Cobbl… Farm is also celebrating Independence Day] - 19th century style - with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, patriotic songs, kids games and farm activities, from noon - 4 pm at Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Rd.

Veterans and active duty military members can enjoy a free screening of the classic World War II film [http://www.michtheater.org/show/the-dirty-dozen/|The Dirty Dozen] at the Michigan Theater at 1:30 pm. All others pay admission.

Capitol Steps, America’s premier satire group performing political parodies since 1981, is back in town this evening for [http://a2sf.org/events/the-capitol-steps-1/|two concerts at the Power Center], 4pm and 7pm. Tickets are $20 for students, $35, $40, $45.

And if you need an extra dose of patriotism, your local public library has a couple special Independence Day-related collections: First, a [http://www.aadl.org/bannercast|Star-Spangled Bannercast], featuring U-M Professor Mark Clague talking about the musical heritage and cultural history of our national anthem; and second, our OldNews local history site has a feature of [http://oldnews.aadl.org/node/344335|past Tree Town 4th of July celebrations] with photographs and articles from the Ann Arbor News.

Happy Fourth, Ann Arbor!