Classic cars, marching bands and floats make their way along East Main Street during the annual Flag Day parade in Fairfield on June 12, 2010. SR photo/Colin Mulvany
For the 101st time, the small town of Fairfield will host a Flag Day celebration this weekend. The community made a big to-do last year for the 100th celebration, but things are a bit more toned down this year. Things start at 7 a.m. Saturday with late registration for the Flag Flyin' Fun Run in the Lower Park (the run starts at 8) and the fireman's breakfast in the Community Center on Main (which continues until 9:30 a.m.)
The kids parade down Main Street starts at 10:30 a.m. and the grand parade will follow at 11 a.m. Lunch will be available in the Community Center after the parade. Parents can bring the kids to Thiel Park where there will be music, a bouncing castle, food, vendors and crafts all day. Adults can visit the beer garden that will open at 11:30 a.m. and keep serving up the suds until dark.
It sounds like there will be something for everyone on Saturday. Fairfield is easy to find. Just head south on Highway 27 until you hit Fairfield. The challange will probably be in finding a place to park.