America: Yesterday, Today and Forever is the theme of this year’s Fourth of July parade in Wellington. Participants line up at Wellington Boulevard and Cleveland Ave. between 7 and 9:30 a.m. Three awards will be presented in each of three categories, floats, walkers, and motorized entries, and will be based on originality, creativity, workmanship and overall appearance. After the parade enjoy a pancake breakfast at the Filling Station, Fourth and Cleveland, 7-10 a.m. The Northern Plains Car and Truck Show happens 11 a.m-4 p.m. at the north ball field, Third Street., or take in the Antique Tractor and Engine Show between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. one block north of Washington Ave. off County Rd. 7. In the same area you’ll find a Tractor Pull 11:30 a.m-4 p.m., Lawn Mower Races 12-4 p.m., and Dirt Drag Races at 1 p.m.
A family fun fest at Library Park on the south ball field on Wilson Ave. features the following:
11 a.m.-7 p.m. food, crafts and other vendors
11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. live entertainment music by Barely Gettin’ By
12-6 p.m. Kids’ zone inflatable area
1-3 p.m. Cake/Cookie Walk
2-3 p.m. Town Board free ice cream social
2:30-4:30 p.m. Performances by Suicidal LifeStyles Stunt Team, a motorcycle group.
Fireworks at dusk near Library Park, presented by Wellington Volunteer Fire Department and the town of Wellington. Bring your own lawn chairs, relax and enjoy.