The bike parade, 5K, foot races and baking contest launched Maplewood into full patriotic mode this morning, with the colors of our national flag everywhere.
Organizers from the Maplewood 4th of July Committee remind visitors that they can escape from the heat in the Civic House, which is acting as a cooling center. In addition, those with accessibility issues can enjoy handicapped parking on Dunnell Road. Enter through Oakland Road.
The car show continues through 4 p.m. with the Entertainment Pavilion, live afternoon music, food court and more going all day — until the fireworks just after dusk.
See the full event schedule here:
Photos by Joy Yagid: