Mayor Robert Palmieri has announced that the Genesis Group will be the lead organizers of this year's Fourth of July Parade and celebration in Utica.

Executive Director Ray Durso says they want to make it a regional event.

The parade will kick-off at 11:00 a.m. in front of Our Lady of Loudres Church on Genesse Street, proceed north and turn east onto the Memorail Parkway.

It will end at the Parkway Rec Center.

The Genesis Group will also host a party at Proctor Park from 6:00 to 9:30  featuring food, live bands and a fireworks display at dusk.

For more information, visit www.july4utica.com.