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Here is what you can expect at this summer's Salute to the 4th celebration

Here is what you can expect at this summer's Salute to the 4th celebration

Local Sports and The Shift will perform at this year's Salute to the 4th event at Silver Lake Park, organizers announced today.

Now in its fourth year, Salute to the 4th is Rochester's largest all-ages Independence Day celebration. In addition to music, the afternoon lineup includes food trucks, a youth sports camp, a car/truck/motorcycle show, and a skate and BMX contest.

“It’s the perfect opportunity to bring your family into a community celebration and connect with others from this amazing city.”
— Sunny Prabhakar, president of The Commission

The festival caps off with the annual fireworks display, followed by an electric after-party featuring Apollo Music Group's Gavin Boss.

The family-friendly event is again being hosted by The Commission, Rochester's only standalone young professionals organization. 

 Photo by Alex Douangmala

Skate & BMX Contest

  • 1-5 p.m. at the Silver Lake Skate Park
  • Three classes: Beginner, Intermediate and Expert
  • Featuring pro skater and Rochester native Alec Majerus
  • Sign up online

Free kids camp

Food Truck Festival

Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

  • 3-5:30 p.m. (check-in 2-2:50 p.m.)
  • All makes, models and types of cars, trucks & motorcycles welcome
  • Sign up online

Music lineup

  • Local Sports and The Shift from 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Riverside Concerts presents the Concert Band from 8-10 p.m.
  • After-party from 10:30-11:45 p.m.

Fireworks Display

Begins at approximately 10 p.m.

Salute to the 4th photos by Alex Douangmala

Rochester residents invited to provide input on the state of the city

Rochester residents invited to provide input on the state of the city

House donated by late Mayo doctor to be converted into an addiction recovery center

House donated by late Mayo doctor to be converted into an addiction recovery center