Colbert's Annual July 4th Independence Day Celebration



  • The Parade begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Old Colbert Elementary School, now the City Hall and located at 60 W First Avenue.  Anyone interested in being in the parade, please plan to arrive by 7:30 a.m. to line up and receive instructions.

  •   Vendor forms may be obtained in the City Hall Office or online under the Documents & Forms tab. NEW for 2024 Vendors and Sponsors may send their payments via PayPal. Payment instructions are listed on the last page of each Vendor Application.

 Make sure to visit our Photo gallery to view pictures of past celebrations!

  July 4, 1970 marked the beginning of 50 consecutive years of Independence Day Celebrations in Colbert, Georgia, then called the "July 4th Homecoming." Since that day, Colbert Community Clubs (known as Tri-Community Clubs) tirelessly planned and celebrated the freedom we so richly enjoy. These clubs consisted of the Colbert Garden Club, Colbert Beautification Committee, Lion's Club, and a host of volunteers. The Garden of Remembrance in Colbert was founded and developed in 1971 by the Colbert Garden Club. Over the years members of the Garden Club and Beautification Committee have passed, or moved away.  

For several years, the Lion's Club, the Colbert Volunteer Fire Department, Colbert Baptist Church, the City Mayor, Council, and Staff, together with a host of volunteers have been the driving force behind the July 4th celebrations. These men and women have tirelessly given their time and talents to planning and coordinating each July 4th Celebration providing delicious BBQ, entertainment, vendors, and many activities, including one of the best parades ever held in the northeast Georgia area.  

There is always a significant amount of "behind-the-scenes" work that must be done for each celebratory event. Beginning in 2024, the Red Canna Park committee has joined forces with the Tri Community Clubs and will be assisting organize the Vendors. In addition, they will be selling cold beverages at the event. Proceeds will benefit the Tri Community Clubs, and your donations are what help keep our clubs and this event going strong! If you are interested in being a Sponsor for our event, or to place an advertisement in the parade book, please contact City Hall during business hours.