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The men and women of the Oswego Fire Department march through the streets of Oswego during the 2011 Independence Celebration. The 49th annual Independence Parade and Celebration will take place Sunday, July 1 in Oswego.

Oswego’s Independence Celebration to be held Sunday

The men and women of the Oswego Fire Department march through the streets of Oswego during the 2011 Independence Celebration. The 49th annual Independence Parade and Celebration will take place Sunday, July 1 in Oswego.

One of the official signs of summer in Oswego is the Independence Celebration, which will be held Sunday, July 1 beginning with the 49th annual Independence Parade at 1 p.m.

Last year, the parade route was returned to the original direction, which was heading East on Bridge Street. The route will be slightly shorter this year.

The starting location will remain the same with the parade beginning at Oswego High School on Liberty Street and will end on East Seventh Street at the tunnel leading into Fort Ontario.

The concert that evening at Breitbeck Park will begin with Oswego High School Jazz Band at 7 p.m. and Oswego City Band following.

Good Times of Oswego will be celebrating its 10th anniversary by bringing all 10 of their inflatables to Breitbeck Park that night.

Food vendors Garafalo’s, Barlow’s Concessions and Ma & Pa’s Kettle Corn will also be in the park.

The evening concludes with a fireworks display over the Oswego Harbor beginning at dusk.

Those seeking more information about the Independence Celebration may call the chamber at 343-7681.