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2017 Best 4th In The North Schedule & Grand Marshals Announced

The Best 4th In The North Committee, a subcommittee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2017 Best 4th In The North Celebration in Ticonderoga, NY with the theme “Set Sail– A Nautical Theme,”   The 2017 Best 4th In The North Celebration will take place June 30 – July 4, 2017 with a grand fireworks display, parade, the Montcalm Mile, street dance, as well as a variety of live music, food, vendors, rides, games, and much more throughout the four day celebration. The Best 4th In The North Celebration attracts many visitors to the Ticonderoga area every year, which supports many local businesses and the local economy as a whole.

Friday, June 30th:                                                               

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Parking Lot Party - Music & Street Dance                            

STAR TREK Original Series Set Tour Parking Lot - Music by Doc Entertainment.                      

*No alcohol allowed. Sponsored by STAR TREK Original Series Set Tour. 

Saturday, July 1st:                                                                       

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Food, Vendors & Rides In Bicentennial Park

*Bracelets $20.00, from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Ticonderoga Area Farmers Market                                     

*Ti Area Farmers Market visits the park offering Local Products & Goods. 

6:00 - 9:00 PM: Grit n Whiskey - Live Music!                                               

Modern Country Music.  

Sunday, July 2nd:                                                                     

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Food, Vendors & Rides In Bicentennial Park

*Bracelets $20.00, from at 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Patriotic Bash - Dance In The Park w/ DJ Cruz!

Music by DJ Cruz/Cruz Entertainment.

Monday, July 3rd:                                                                          

4:00 PM - 10:30 PM - Food, Vendors & Rides In Bicentennial Park

*Bracelets $20.00, from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM.                                                                             

4:00 - 7:00 PM: Fire Fighter Competition                                                                          

 Area fire fighters come together to compete in the “Fire Fighter Games”. 

6:00 - 10:00 PM: Willie Playmore Band - Live Music!                                       

Classic & Modern Rock. 

Tuesday, July 4th:                                                                   

10:30 AM - 11:00 PM: Food, Vendors & Rides In Bicentennial Park

1:30 PM: Montcalm Mile/Parade Route To Close                                       

Light at Walmart Entrance along Wicker Street and Montcalm Street to Tower Avenue.

1:45 PM: Annual Montcalm Mile - Montcalm Street, Downtown 

Brought to you by the LaChute Road Runners.  Cash Prizes.

2:00 PM: Fourth of July Parade - Montcalm Street, Downtown                                         

2017 Theme “Set Sail - A Nautical Theme” Grand Marshals: Steve & Sylvia Boyce
Announcers: Angela Brown & Jessica Stoddard. Caron Disbrow & Tara Orr will  perform the National Anthem & other patriotic music. Sound System & additional patriotic music by DJ Cruz. Bandstand (donated by Dave Woods) will be located in front of STAR TREK Original Series Set Tour.

7:30 PM - 11:30 PM: Joe McGinness - Live Music                             

Country, Rock, and Original Music.

9:45 PM/Dusk - Grand Fireworks Display by Santore World Famous Fireworks

*Approximate time. The actual time is bases on weather and safety conditions.

All events are open to the public and donations are appreciated to benefit the Fireworks.   All events are in Bicentennial Park in Downtown Ticonderoga unless otherwise stated. All times & information are subject to change.

Best 4th In The North Partners includes the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Ticonderoga.  The Best 4th In The North is also sponsored by a number of businesses, organizations, and community members. Sponsors to be recognized during and after the celebration.   

The Theme for the 2017 Parade will be “Set Sail – A Nautical Theme.”  The parade will begin at 2:00 PM on July 4th with line up starting near Brannock Properties/Town of Ticonderoga Highway Garage. The bandstand for the parade will be located in front of Star Trek Original Series Set Tour. Prizes and certificates will be awarded for floats in the following categories: Most Patriotic and Most Creative (Theme Related).

The Best 4th In The North Committee is excited and pleased to announce the Grand Marshals for the 2017 Best 4th In The North Parade are Steve & Sylvia Boyce of Ticonderoga, NY. Steve and Sylvia have been active community members for many years and are involved in an array of organizations, committees, and events including the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum, Kiwanis Club of Ticonderoga, Masons, Ticonderoga Alumni Association, College for Every Student, and the Ticonderoga 250 Committee. In addition they volunteer and support other organizations and committees.

Steve and Sylvia are both retired teachers and Steve works seasonally as a Captain with Lake George Steamboat Company.

“On behalf of the Best 4th In The North Committee and the entire Ticonderoga Community I would like to thank Steve & Sylvia Boyce for their unwavering dedication and commitment to our community. You are both leading examples of volunteers who continue to work for the betterment of Ticonderoga. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” shared Debbie Barber – Best 4th In The North Committee Chairperson.

Parade applications as well as rules and regulations are available at , or at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office. Parade applications can be returned to the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce at 94 Montcalm Street, Suite 1, Ticonderoga NY 12883. Parade applications must be returned by June 30, 2017.  All businesses, organizations, committees, and community members are encouraged to participate in the parade (must be family friendly). There is no charge for participation in the parade.

For more information visit,, or You can also contact the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TMSP Coordinator) at 518-585-6619.  Check out the Best 4th In The North facebook page to stay up to date on news and events.