2021 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
July 1-4 (and perhaps longer...stay tuned!)
"It's like a Norman Rockwell Painting!"
2021 is our 86th year for our annual 4th of July Celebration at Forest Park
Brazil, IN, State Road 59 South of Brazil, 5 miles north of I-70
Brazil Rotary Club puts on one of Indiana's largest 4th of July Celebrations every year! Click the tabs under "4th of July" to find out more about our free entertainment, our Gala Fireworks Show, and visit our photo gallery to see a video and slide show pictures of our midway and other activities during the celebration at Forest Park. Last year we had to shorten the celebration due to the Virus, and there was no carnival. We hope to have a carnival back this year-stay tuned!
July 2, 3, and 4-- local non-profit food vendor groups will be selling delicious food and beverages in Forest Park to raise funds.
There will be free entertainment each night-see the schedule for details. We will agaion have our RAFFLE TICKET sale for a $10,000 cash prize, and many other daily prizes. Contact any Rotarian to get your tickets, or purchase at the Park July 1-4. (Indiana gaming licence Indiana 012193.)
Food Vendors at the 2020 Celebration were:
Clay City Fair Association, Camp JeKENSa, Northview Band Boosters, Hoosier burn camp for children, House of Hope, Anchor church, Clay County Humane Society, Inside Out Recovery, Benwood Community Church, Carbon Baptist Church, McKinley Hill Church of Christ, Bethel Church
2020 Info: Filling the area along the gravel pathway created in the park and near the historic cabin Rotary Club announces The Zones. These zones have been created as free attractions to replace the carnival and games & are dedicated to Kids, Heroes, History, and the Community, and include a few craft and other merchandise vendors. These are all free, family oriented opportunities aside from the vendors who will be selling some items. These will be primarily on Saturday, July 4 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. in Forest Park.
The 4th activities will kick off promptly at noon with a posting of the colors by the Brazil American Legion. The procession will begin at noon and proceed from the south end of the park, through the Food Court and then to the Band Shell. Local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform are welcomed to join in the procession, as are local fire, EMS and police. Those wishing to watch the procession can line the gravel pathway or find a spot at the Band Shell. This will mark the official opening of the day's activities.
The Kids Zone will have a climbing wall hosted by Indiana Guard and a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) interactive trailer hosted by the Boy Scouts of America. The YMCA will also have free fun Kids activities! Also look for the volleyball, badminton, corn hole and ladder ball areas. Come to the Rotary picnic shelter for the equipment.
The Heroes Zone will include a Brazil City Fire engine and the Jaws of Life will be on display. Also a surprise guest may also touch down from the sky—Stay tuned as new things are being added daily. Other emergency services will be present for demonstrations and interaction. Make sure to express your appreciation to these heroes!
A Community Zone will be open for community members to share about their services with displays for groups, employers and clubs to share information about job openings and special services.
The History Zone will be near the two historic cabins in the park and feature historical re-enactors and guest talks by members of the Sons of the American Revolution, our local historians and history teachers. These will occur at the top of each hour.
The Vendor Zone is a spot where merchants can sell homemade and craft items, merchandise, and drygoods, though food and beverages are not permitted to be sold in this area. (Vendors can also stay later on Saturday evening, and also return on Sunday noon to close, depending on how long their supplies last.)
The Camper Zone will feature an antique camper of Rotarian Roger Dulin to tour and modern campers for viewing and maybe a few other surprise displays.
If you would like information about our club and being a Rotarian in our club, click the Our Club tab above, as well as our club's history. Rotary's motto is "Service Above Self" and if you are the kind of person who likes to "give back" then Rotary, and Brazil Rotary Club is the place for you!