Independence Day Celebration

For Red Suspender Goodyear Hose Company information or questions call:
Events: Joe Cimino 814-435-1081
Vendors: call Vince Bowen 814-655-1100

For fireworks information or questions call Andy Macensky 814-435-8101

See following letter for parade information and link for parade registration form.


2018 Independence Day Parade July 7, 2018

July 4th weekend is a great time to visit Galeton! It's the 34th  Annual Goodyear Hose Company's Red Suspender Weekend (Friday through Saturday), and of course, THE BEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY Saturday night. 

The Galeton Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the 2018 Independence Day Parade at 11 a.m sharp on Saturday, July 7th, 2018. Line-up will be from 9:00a.m. - 10:15 a.m. In the parking lot of the Galeton Area School District.

The parade route exits left from school grounds onto Bridge Street, right onto Germania Street, right on Union Street, and finally turns right on West Street dispersing at West and Main Street. The judges' & announcers' demonstration area will be located at the former Tutor's Restaurant on Germania Street.

By registering, you will receive an announcement  regarding your entry at the judges' demonstration area, as well as be eligible for a judged trophy consideration. Parade trophies will be awarded at 1:00 p.m. At the park pavilion in addition to performances by Downbeat Percussion and Caledonian Highlanders Pipe Band.

Please note: We welcome candy! For the safety of spectators as well as participants, candy may be tossed or handed out by individuals walking beside the floats/cars/emergency vehicles etc. Please plan accordingly.

Click here to download and print out the Parade Registration Form.

For further information call Candace Sturdevant, 2018 Parade Committee Chairman at 814-203-8131.