Utica's Independence Day Celebration takes place on Thursday.

The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Genesee Street in front of Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

This year's Parade Grand Marshal is Barry Sinnott, Vice President of Bank of Utica.

The parade will be filmed by Rondo Media Company of New York City for a Welsh Television Documentary.

The Party in the Park will be held from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at FT Proctor Park on Culver Avenue. The party will feature food, music and fireworks.

Shuttle bus service will be available from Mohawk Valley Community College starting at 5:30.