Light Up The Sky Monroe

07/04/2009 12:00 pm

submitted by Mark Bursley

Monroe's "Light Up the Sky" Fourth of July Festival will end in a bang with fireworks displays on July 4th at Monroe Community Park.

 Fireworks will begin at dark, with gates opening at noon on Saturday. Events are planned for the whole day, including a parade, rides and games for the kids. The schedule for the 4th of July events and games is listed below. A schedule and more information is available on page 12. 

12:00 Little Miss/Mr. Red, White and Blue

1:00 Sack Races

2:00 Best Apple Pie Judging

2:30 Hot Dog Eating Contest

3:00 Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

4:00 Watermelon Toss

5:00 Tug of War

6:30 Cornhole Tournament

Free musical entertainment will be provided by Rick House Band, ESP, Slick Affection and Perfect Brew before the fireworks.  Multiple eateries, including The Red Onion Cafe, Chick-Fil-A, and Yardbird's Southern BBQ, will be in attendance, allowing attendees a wide selection of food. The city will be hosting the 4th of July parade departing from Heritage Green at 5:00. For further information, visit our website at