New Hope Liberty Festival underway; Saturday morning parade up next

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Bob Gerenser channeling George Washington earlier this year.

The first annual New Hope Liberty Parade will be held on Saturday, June 21 at 10:30 a.m.  The event is part of the New Hope Liberty Festival taking place all weekend.

Say organizers,” We are inviting you to be a part of our special event, the New Hope Liberty Festival. The 3-day weekend will honor all of those who gave their lives for our country and our freedoms. That journey of courage began in New Hope and Lambertville in 1778. You are part of that great history now. We would be honored by your attendance at our parade on June 21 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin’s Parish in NewHope and ending at the South end of Main Street.”

Captain Bob Gerenser is expected to lead the parade.

Visit http://www.visitnewhope.com/liberty-tickets/ for more information.

Complete Liberty Festival schedule:


Saturday June 21

Mothers Pre-school Project, Children’s Museum 9 a.m.

Liberty Regimental & Veterans Parade 10:30 a.m.

Revolutionary War Skirmish, Parry Mansion 12:30 p.m.

Raising The Liberty Pole Aquetong Creek Bridge 1 p.m.

Artillery Demo Cannon & Musket Fire, Ferry Street Park 2 p.m.

Colonial Treasure Hunt Parry Mansion 3 p.m.

George Washington Crosses Delaware River Warf 4 p.m.

Outdoor Concert Bowman’s Tavern Irish Band Ferry St. Park 6 p.m.

Sunday June 22

George Washington Crosses Delaware River Warf 1 p.m.

Town & Towpath 1778-1878 Historical Tour 1 p.m.

Colonial Irish Band Barley Juice, Fran’s Pub 2 p.m.

Duck Decorating Contest, Ferry St Park 3 p.m.

Long Hill String Band Mew Hope Arts Center 4 p.m.

Colonial Irish Band Barley Juice, Fran’s Pub  6 p.m.




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