Expect a lot of red, white and blue at the Greenville SportsPark today, as the City of Greenville and L-3 Communications Mission Integration host the Patriotic Picnic for the July 4 holiday.
The day includes live music, a pie eating contest, sack and three-legged races and, of course, the largest fireworks display in Hunt County.
Events begin early this morning with the Firecracker 5K run. Sign-up and registration begins at 7 a.m. and the run begins at 8 a.m.
Gates for the picnic open at noon, the same time the vendors set up and washer pitch and volleyball games begin. Registration also opens for the 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
The schedule for the rest of the day includes:
1 p.m. — 3-on-3 Basketball Open for Play
2 p.m. — Music by Stereo Time
3:30 p.m. — Music by Landon Moser
4 p.m. — Face Painters Open
4:30 p.m. — Sack Races
5 p.m. — Music by Dusty Creek Band
6:30 p.m. — Pie Eating Contest Begins (Register for the pie eating contest at the Just Pies booth)
7 p.m. — Music by Halloway
8 p.m. — 3-Legged Races
8:30 p.m. — Concert by John David Kent and the Dumb Angels
9:15 p.m. — Fireworks Begin
9:35 p.m. — Encore Performance by: John David Kent and the Dumb Angels
Additional details are available on the City of Greenville Web site at www.ci.greenville.tx.us.