Old Timers’ Parade kicks off Fourth of July celebrations

Community, Downtown Blue Ridge
Old Timers’ Parade

FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. — The Old Timers’ Parade made its way down Main Street at 10 a.m. on July 4, 2022. The event, sponsored by the Blue Ridge Business Association, was the beginning of Independence Day celebrations.

Old Timers’ Parade

Blue Ridge Mayor Rhonda Haight attended the parade.

Old Timers’ Parade

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston also attended the Blue Ridge parade. 


The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce notes that the parade has been a part of holiday celebrations in the city since the 1950s. Government officials, local businesses, and local organizations all made their way down Main Street for the event. The Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge and the Blue Ridge Community Theater were just some that had floats in the parade.

Old Timers’ Parade



After the Old Timers’ Parade, the Tri-State Community Band performed in downtown. The band performed several songs, including “Georgia on My Mind.”


Old Timers’ Parade

Local girls Shelby Belt and Allison Nuckolls wore festive outfits for the parade!


Parade attendee Shelby Belt told FYN: “I love the Fourth of July Parade because you see our community come together as one to celebrate freedom!”



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