Get ready for the 21st Annual Hometown 4th of July Celebration in Neahwa Park, Oneonta.  This Townsquare Media and First Night Oneonta event is chuck full of fun for the whole family.  It all kicks off at 8:45am on July 4th (rain date is Saturday, July 6) with a brand new event called the Tuff enuff Challenge (Oneonta's first 5K obstacle challenge) which will benefit The LEAF Council on Alcohol and Addictions.   Register here for that event.

Then, beginning at noon in the park, it's FREE admission to enjoy:

Main stage:
Noon-12:15: Welcome
12:15-1:15: Sgt. Peppers Phony Hearts Club Band: Fabulous Beatles cover band!
1:15-1:45: Blue Ribbon Cloggers: Traditional American dance at its finest!
1:45-2:45: The Wendy Slicer Band: Blues and jazz with super vocals!
3:00-4:00: Full Moon Condition: Psychedelic harmonica rock!
4:00-4:30: B 3 Belly Dance: Colorful traditional Middle Eastern dance!
4:30-5:30: Stu Fuchs and his Band of Gypsies: Stunt ukulele, didgeridoo and more!
5:45-6:45: Horseshoe Lounge Playboys: Hot Americana with soulful original tunes!
7:00-7:15: Ethan Harris excellent country vocals and our very first Terry Doyle Scholarship winner!
7:15-8:15: Blues Maneuver: Seven Piece blues and Motown band with rocking horn section!
8:30-9:15: Mario Speedwagon: Blazing virtuosic music from your favorite video games!
9:20: FIREWORKS
9:45-10:15: Mario Speedwagon: FIREWORKS AFTER PARTY!

Traditional Jam Tent:
12:00-6:00: Bluegrass and Old Timey Jamming: Everybody’s welcome!
6:00-8:00: Hejira: Hypnotic music with a Middle Eastern flavor and belly dancing!

Basketball Court:
Elite Dance Company
RoboKronos Robotics team
Derailing Darlings Roller Skate Team
Oneonta Taekwon-Do demonstrations

Throughout the Park:
Zep the Clown
Leatherstocking Buzzards Radio Controlled Flyers
Adrenaline Zone Laser Tag
NY Bounce Houses
The Bone Man
Giant Puppets
Greater Oneonta Historical Society Docent Tours
Gaga ball and face painting
Zoomobile
Reminiscers Antique Car Club
Wildlife Alive Birds of Prey Exhibit
Hula Hooping Demos
Farmers Market
Basketball Games and Dunking Competition
Free Oneonta Outlaws vs. Geneva Twins Baseball Game Damaschke Field 6PM
MS Awareness
Cosmic Karma
CANO/Mainview Gallery Arts Exhibit
Colorscape VW Bus
And more!!!

I interviewed Hometown July 4th Committee Organizers David Hayes and Carol Mandigo.  You'll want to listen in to get all the event details.

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