The July Fourth holiday brings a flurry of activity to Fairbury’s City Park for the annual July Fourth Flea Market. Events are also planned in the downtown district.
The annual Arts and Music Festival will take place on Monday, July 4 in front of Stagecoach Mall Antiques & Tasting Room. Starting at 10 a.m., Artist Lucky Stradley will be demonstrating the ancient Japanese technique of glazing pottery, known as Raku. Kilns will be set up and visitors will have the chance to glaze their own pottery and watch the process from start to finish, plus take home a souvenir. Aerosol artist Tony Once will be demonstrating his own technique of painting using spray paint. An exhibit of water colors by artist Jared Alberico will also be on display.
At 11 a.m., CB Snider of Totally Smoked BBQ will be serving up ribs and sides with live music on the sidewalk by Jared’s Super Blues Party. Musician Dave Hunt will be entertaining guests inside the Tasting Room where a cash bar offering craft beer and wine will be available, with proceeds benefiting the Fairbury Community Foundation.
At 12 o’clock noon, the Fairbury High School percussion section will be forming a drumline, performing cadences or street beats, a tradition that originates from early military marches. Immediately following, Enigma -The Ultimate Acoustic Duo will be entertaining guests with hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s, plus blues and original tunes.
The Bonham Theatre Project will be selling popcorn and cold drinks in front of the theater beginning at 10 a.m. Information about renovation plans, fundraising goals and tours of the building will be available.
The Avenue of Flags will be on display on the lawn of the Jefferson County Courthouse for the July Fourth holiday. Volunteers are needed to set up the 320 flags on Sunday morning, July Third at 8 a.m.
Downtown specialty shops around the square are also planning to be open on Monday. See www.Fairbury.com for details and get the latest updates on Fairbury Nebraska’s Facebook page.