Canandaigua’s Fourth of July “Socially Distanced” Celebration



Decorated homes, storefronts and business found city-wide. Residents encouraged to vote on best holiday and themed displays.

The City of Canandaigua has released its map of decorated homes and storefronts across the city limits, as part of a new "socially distanced" celebration in honor of the Fourth of July.  In lieu of the typical parade and community picnic, private residences and local businesses are instead participating in a new decorating contest, sharing displays in the spirit of the holiday and this year's theme of "Unsung Heroes."

The Canandaigua BID will be hosting a series of small events on Friday, June 26 to kick-off the celebration and the reopening of many downtown stores and local businesses. At 4:00 p.m., traffic will cease downtown for a total of 2 minutes, as the BID hosts a massive ribbon cutting across Main Street. Over 500 American Flags will line the downtown district throughout the day and more than 50 mini-ribbon cutting events will take place from 12:00-3:00 p.m., as shop owners open their doors for the first time in several months.

Immediately following the kick-off, residents and visitors are invited to download the map, begin their self-guided driving tour and vote in a series of pre-determined categories, including Best Theme, Outstanding Home and the Mayor's Community Spirit Award.
The map of decorated locations as well as the judging form, judging categories and additional details can be found on the City of Canandaigua's website. Homes will remain decorated and voting open until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020. Winners in each of the categories will be announced on the city's website by Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

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