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Independence Day brings thousands to Morgan Hill

A young Independence Day reveler rides in a classic Ford Falcon in the Car Cruise ‘n Show, which preceded the Fourth of July parade in downtown Morgan Hill.

As expected, Morgan Hill’s annual Fourth of July festivities brought thousands of visitors to town to enjoy classic scenes of Americana and celebrate patriotism.

On July 3, local students performed at the annual Patriotic Sing. Later in the evening, live entertainment took over the streets of downtown Morgan Hill for the Family Music Fest.

On the morning of July 4, the Classic Car Cruise inched along the parade route just before the city’s official Independence Day parade circled its way through downtown Morgan Hill. It was the 143rd annual Morgan Hill Fourth of July parade, and it featured more than 100 floats, bands and other applicants. Before the car cruise and parade was the early morning Freedom 5K foot race.

From the downtown, the fun moved to the Outdoor Sports Center on Condit Road in the afternoon and evening of July 4. At the OSC, live bands entertained crowds of patriotic residents and visitors, who picnicked and danced on the grounds before the evening fireworks show.

The Independence Day festivities were funded, sponsored and hosted by the non-profit Independence Day Celebrations. 

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