America's Best July 4th Parades

By Lauren Viera - 2013-07-04T09:11:58Z

Photograph courtesy of Cooperstown

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Cooperstown, New York

One of the oldest parades in the country, Cooperstown’s Grand Old Fourth at the Farmers’ Museum features throwback décor as a nod to its early-1800s heyday. Cooperstown’s events dovetail with celebrations in nearby Oneonta and Springfield, which is hosting its 99th parade this year. Live bands, BBQ dinner trains, and the spirit of the 19th century are all alive at this trifecta of small-town celebrations.

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