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A glorious weekend of patriotic family fun culminates in a parade through Graeagle on Sunday, July 2. Photo by Lauren Westmoreland

Forever Free 2023: Graeagle celebrates Independence Day weekend

Hundreds turned out for the annual tradition of Independence Day weekend in Graeagle from Friday, June 30 to Sunday, July 2, with one and all enjoying bright sunshine in clear blue skies, tasty meals at the Old Fashioned Day in the Park, cornhole competition, and more. The theme of the 2023 event was Forever Free 2023, and events were one hundred percent funded through donations and brought to fruition through the hard work of volunteers.

Families were able to enjoy everything from a brilliant, sparkling fireworks show over the Mill Pond as well as tap their toes to live music by hits such as The Danny Horton Band and The Ophir Prison Band. Please enjoy some photos of the fun below, and look for more in the next issue of High Country Life magazine on newsstands across Plumas County. Happy Independence Day!

Happy birthday, America! Massive fireworks explode over the Graeagle Mill Pond during the festivities held the evening of Saturday, July 1. Photo by Michael Clawson
Cornhole competitors line up in Herb Rowe Park in Graeagle on the morning of Friday, June 30. Photo by Michael Clawson
Fierce competition at Herb Rowe Park continues through Saturday, July 1 in a quest to be the cornhole champion. Photo by Michael Clawson
The Memorial Bicycle Brigade brings smiles to the many faces lined up in the heart of Graeagle during the parade held Sunday, July 2. Photo by Lauren Westmoreland
Kids rush to get candy from entries in the annual Graeagle Independence Day parade. Photo by Lauren Westmoreland
The Ophir Prison Band marches down the parade route playing and singing, “M-I-C-K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E!” with the crowd singing along. Photo by Lauren Westmoreland
John and Kellie Pato lead the parade as the 2023 Grand Marshalls with giant smiles for all. Photo by Michael Clawson












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