June 30 2021
Bailey Brautigan | WOWK TV
RIPLEY, WV (WOWK)—The “USA’s Largest Small Town Independence Day Celebration” is back in the town of Ripley, a tradition that dates back to the late 1800s.
The theme of this year’s parade is “Our Man, Uncle Sam,” and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams will serve as Grand Marshal of the parade.
“We are so honored to have him lead the state’s largest parade,” Ripley Mayor Carolyn Rader said. “He is a proud West Virginian who is truly an American hero.”
Join the whole 13 News crew as we celebrate the 151st annual Ripley parade on America’s Independence Day!
Here’s a lineup of Ripley’s events:
Ripley 4th of July events line-up
For more information, including the pet parade, Patriots on Wheels parade, apple pie contest and watermelon eating contest, visit the official Ripley 4th of July website. We will stream the celebration LIVE right here on our website on July 3!