Colbert will celebrate Independence Day with a parade only at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 3, with the theme, “Brought to You by the Red, White and Blue.”

Colbert celebrated its first of fifty Independence Day celebrations in 1969, when it began with a small group of citizens planning a barbecue. Over the years, the parade grew and other activities were added and it has become one of the largest Independence Day Celebrations in northeast Georgia.

Last year brought many changes and all activities were canceled due to COVID-19, but with great anticipation of continuing this year, the leaders of the clubs, together with Mayor Chris Peck and the council, decided to have a parade only.

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Colbert Municipal Building (located at the old Colbert Elementary School). The Colbert Volunteer Fire Department, together with other volunteers will be on hand to organize the parade. Anyone who would like to participate should contact city hall at 706-788-2311, email or call Jody Gilliam at 706-614-0375 or email

Participants are asked to be at the line-up by 7:30 and no later than 8 am July 3.

“Bring your family, your lawn chairs and your own snacks and join us in celebration of our great country and the freedoms we have as a nation,” organizers said. “Let’s make this a great year of celebration! God bless the USA.”


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