It's one of the most popular summertime events in Central New York and taking place starting this weekend in the Copper City.

The 39th annual Rome Honor American Days get underway on Friday.

Honor America Days will run from July 29 to August 3 with this year's theme “Let’s Celebrate.”

The Honor America Days Parade will take place on Saturday, July 30 beginning promptly at 10:00AM, starting in the upper North James Street area near Rome Health.

The parade will feature well over 100 units.

City of Rome
City of Rome

The parade will continue to West Embargo Street, past the reviewing stand at the Rome VFW and on to North George Street continuing to its conclusion in the downtown area.

The Honor America Days Parade Run will take place on Saturday before the parade.

The free Kid's Fun Run starts at 8:00AM and the 5K begins at 8:30AM.


City of Rome
City of Rome

The celebration will also include the annual Pops Concert presented by Symphoria on the lawn of the Fort Stanwix National Monument on Saturday evening beginning at 8:00..

It will feature show tunes, robust marches, an Armed Forces medley, the 1812 Overture and of course, fireworks.

Rome Mayor Jackie Izzo says there will be many other events during the two-week celebration.

And the Rome Rotary Club will present the annual Canal Fest after Honor America Days August 5 to August 7 at Bellamy Harbor Park.

For a complete schedule of Honor America Days events, go to

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