Desoto County News

Annual July Fourth bike parade set in Hernando

The Optimists Club of Hernando will host the 2023 Children’s Fourth of July Celebration Walking/Bike Parade on Monday evening, July 3.

Some things to remember: 

  • All bike riders must wear helmets, 
  • No motorized bikes or scooters,
  • In case of inclement weather, the Parade will be canceled.

The starting point again this year is the Hernando Baptist Church at 11 E. Center St.

At 6:30 p.m. the Hernando Police Department will hand out new bike helmets and give bike safety instructions to the children.  The Parade will begin at 7 p.m., marching west on Center Street and around the Courthouse Square.

Organizers are encouraging the decoration of bikes, trikes, scooters, wagons and participants in patriotic decor. Parents, grandparents and friends are welcome to accompany the children.

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