The Fourth Fest Is Saturday

A day filled with music and activities is set for Saturday at the Bond County Fourth Fest in downtown Greenville.

The concerts and entry into the kid’s area are free.

Over 20 vendors and the food booths will open at 11 a.m.

The kid’s area, on College Avenue, north of the courthouse, will be available from 3 to 9 p.m. Four inflatables will be set up.

From 5 to 6 p.m. the Bubble Bus will be in action.

A local superheroes parade, featuring veterans and first responders, begins at 1:30 p.m. Five costumed mascots will also be in the parade. After the parade, the veterans, first responders and mascots will be available at the corner of College Avenue and Second Street for a meet and greet,

The parade begins on a parking lot at the intersection of Elm and South Streets, goes west on South Street, then north on Second Street into downtown Greenville.

An open house at the Bond County Courthouse will be from 2 to 4 p.m.

At 2:45, a ceremony to unveil an Abraham Lincoln portrait will be held in the courthouse. There will also be a display of Lincoln artifacts and memorabilia.

Music begins at 3 o’clock with the Greenville Municipal Band performing on the courthouse lawn.

The Chapman Brothers play at 4 p.m. on the main stage and the Hot Brass U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America will perform at 5:30.

The Kentucky Headhunters are the featured concert at 7:30 and will be followed by a fireworks display. After the fireworks, Silver Bullet, a Bob Seger tribute band, will be on stage for the after-party.

Swamp Weiss will play music periodically during the festival.

The main stage will be at the intersection of Main and Second.

The fireworks are being fired from the Greenville University gullies, north and east of the downtown area.

Those attending Fourth Fest are urged to bring lawn chairs.