Fourth of July at Fairchild

Fourth of July at Fairchild

When: Thursday, July 4, 2019 10:00 AM to Thursday, July 4, 2019 1:00 PM

Celebrate the Fourth at Fairchild!

Please note: special programming is from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The garden remains open through 4:30 p.m. 


Things To Do: 


Children's Bike Parade: 11:00 a.m. 

•Decorate your bike to celebrate Independence Day and win a prize!

Parade Check-in will begin at 10:00 a.m. outside of the Arts Center 

The Children's Bike Parade starts promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Please allocate time to park, check-in and walk to the start of the parade. 

The Parade will be arranged into two age groups; 1-5 (front of parade) and 6-12 (back of parade).
One adult is required to accompany a child while enjoying the parade regardless of age; all other adults in your group can proceed to parade path to cheer the paraders on!

See the Parade Route

Parade Registration Here 

Registration per child is required to participate in the parade! 

Registration does not include Admission to the garden. You must pay admission when you enter the Garden.
Parade Entry Ages 1-5 Parade Entry Ages 6-12
Parade Entry Guidelines:
- Balloons, Confetti, Balls or any small pieces of decoration that are hard to clean up are not allowed. 
- Allowed Entries: Bikes, Wagons, Strollers, Non-Motorized Scooters or by foot (walk the parade). 
-Prohibited Entries: Motorized Bikes or Scooters, Segways, Hoverboards, Skateboards and Rollerblades 
-Pets are not allowed in the Garden. Only Service Animals are allowed. 
-Fireworks, Sparklers, or any fire ignited items are prohibited in the Garden. 
-Helmets must be worn (with bikes or scooters) during the parade or the child will not be able to participate regardless of age.  
If you have any questions regarding your child's parade entry, please email
"Red, White & Blue" Contest!
Do you think your bike is the most patriotic? Enter your decorated bike to win a prize! Contest entry is voluntary when you check-in and will be announced at the end of the parade in front of the Glasshouse Cafe


BBQ Lunch Buffet in the Glasshouse Cafe*

Taste the exclusive 4th of July BBQ Lunch for this event only!  

Veiw Menu Options

Cool down with Shaved Ice*

Provided by Artic Ice 

* Available for purchase 

Wings of the Topics "Red, White & Blue" Butterfly Release 

There are butterfly releases twice daily, where kids of all ages will have a chance to experience these winged wonders up close. 

Butterfly Release Times (all times are approximate)

Patriotic Coloring Station & Face Painting
Live DJ & more! 

Fun for children of all ages! This event is weather permitting. 

Admission Pricing
The 4th of July Celebration is included with the price of admission to the Garden. 

Free for Fairchild Members
Adults: $25
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger