Participants will pass by the judging stand set up between the parks with cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 for first, second and third place, respectively.
Floats should be decorated with lots of red, white and blue and kids are invited to decorate their bikes to participate, as well. Pet owners are welcome to dress up their pets for a pet parade.
The evening will continue after the parade with a concert in the park when Thunder Bay will be playing oldies on the Performance Pavilion stage at 7 p.m.
July 3 activities at the Community Park will begin at 6 p.m.
Missing this year will be the Mobile Zipline. Wooddell said it has been a great attraction in past years, but was slow-moving one, forcing people to stand in line for a long time.
There will be hot air balloon rides again this year for a charge.
There will also be a rock climbing wall, giant inflatables, games, stilt walkers, a strolling magician, face painting and the always-popular trackless train.
American Fireworks will return to provide the closing to the celebration.
Rain date for the July 3 activities is July 4 with times the same.