What is a "DemiSemiSeptCentennial"? The City of Livemore is celebrating its 175th anniversary with a a huge slate of events beginning July 4th.


The Livermore Lions Club opens up the food booth at the Riverfront Picnic Shelter at 6pm with pork burgers, hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks available. At 7pm at the Livermore City Building,  Mayor Sonny Renfrow will welcome visitors and there will be a presentation to the descendants of Livermore's founder, William A. Brown, music by Community Church Choirs and a Devotional by Ronnie Dame. At 8:30pm, cake and ice cream celebrating the founding of America and the City Livermore provided by the Mayor and Council will be at the Riverfront Picnic Shelter. Then at dusk, fireworks presented by Independence Bank at the Riverfront, please bring your own seating.


At 5pm, more food, this time behind the Kidd Building on Kidd Street. Also at the City Stage, you'll hear from the Livermore Elementary School Essay contest winners Taylor DeYoung and Haley Neal. 6p-9p the music and line dancing starts, music by Ray Wilkerson and Friends and line dancing with Ray Nickells and the Island Station Dancers, bring your own seating. At 6:30pm, Walking Tours of Livermore will begin and they start at the McLean Co. Public Library on 2nd Street; the tours will also be available on Friday night. The Lantern Stroll in period dress begins at the library at 8:3opm with horse and buggy rides.


9am-3pm, Arts & Crafts booths will be open and located on East Second Street in front of the library and the Quilt Show also begins at 9am and continues until 6pm; it will be located inside the library. At 3pm, the food booths open with the Lions Club providing pork burgers, hamburgers, and hot dogs, Hope for Haiti will be selling Boston Butt sandwiches. A Cooling Station will be available courtesy of Poole's Pharmacy Care. The Carnival runs 5pm-10pm, a Car Cruise-In will take place 5pm-9pm with door prizes, a 50/50 pot and live music provided by Blackford Creek (presented by Ace Hardware) and Zack Ashby.


The final day in Livermore's 175th celebration is jam packed with events. 7am-10am, Boy Scout Troop 35 will host a Pancake Breakfast at the Livermore City Building, $5.00 gets you pancakes, sausage, and a beverage. The Arts & Crafts booths and quilt show will go on again, the booths will be open 9am-3pm, the quilt show 10am-3:30pm. At 10am, Poole's Pharmacy Care presents Ducks on the Green, you can purchase your ducks for $5.00 at Poole's. At 11am, it's the 1/2 mile Canoe Race, entry fee is $5.00, awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd finishers; the race is sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 35. Food booths open up at Noon with Hope for Haiti serving Boston Butt sandwiches, Livia Restaurant serving Ribeye sandwiches, Livemore Elementary serving Lemon Shake-ups. A Cooling Station sponsored by Poole's Pharmacy Care will be available as well as Free Water provided by the Livermore Seniors. At 1pm, Local Musicians will be set up on the courtyard lawn next to the library.

At 2pm, Kentucky Chautauqua Player Mr. George McGee as Henry Clay presented by the Livermore Enhancement Foundation will also be in the courtyard. The Antique Tractor Parade gets underway at 3:30pm. The Carnival will be running 5pm-10pm. There will also be one more night of Walking Tours beginning at 5pm at the library. Finally, 7pm-9pm, Thacker Riverside Dental presents live music from Bluegrass band Up & Gone, bring your own seating.