HISTORY OF LIBERTY DAY
Liberty Day was named in honor of the Statue of Liberty, which was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, and is one of the most universal symbols of political freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor on October 28, 1886 and after extensive restoration was rededicated on July 4, 1986.
In 1986 a group of patriotic citizens organized to sponsor Columbiana’s first Liberty Day to honor and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. In response to their efforts, the first Liberty Day was held on Main Street in the summer of 1986 and featured patriotic music, local dance groups, and fireworks.
Liberty Day is held each year on the last weekend in June in downtown Columbiana, Alabama and is free to the public. For additional information contact the Marketing Director Elizabeth Smith at Columbiana City Hall at (205) 669-5808.
Make your plans to join us for the next Liberty Day celebration.
Columbiana’s Liberty Day Celebration 2017
New events this year –
- Hot Dog Eating Contest sponsored by The Great American Hot Dog Stand
- Most Patriotic Dog Costume Contest sponsored by Shelbiana Animal Clinic
- Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show sponsored by Central Alabama Fabricators, Inc.
- More vendors, more entertainment, more fun for the entire family…
For Liberty Day Parade Information
Please contact Keyla Handley at 663-4542 with Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. They will be directing and organizing the parade.
Parade Line-Up at 2pm
Parade starts at 3pm
A special thanks to ALL of our sponsors –
Shelby Co Reporter
America’s First Fed. Credit Union
Rux Carter Ins.
Columbiana Water Works
Ellis, Head, Owens Justice
Enoch and Associates
Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility
Renasant Bank Mortgage
DeLoach, Barber & Caspers
Central AL Fabricators
First US Bank
Tin Top BBQ
Bolton Funeral Home
Columbiana Culture Club
Great American Hotdog Stand
State Farm Ins – Craig Dorris
Chick Fil A
Riteway Promotions, Inc
Shelbiana – Dr. Thornburg
The Church of Columbiana
Lewis Lakes Winery
Event/Band Sponsorships –
The Negotiators sponsored by Columbiana Clinic
Most Patriotic Dog Costume Contest sponsored by Shelbiana Animal Clinic
Hot Dog Eating Contest sponsored by The Great American Hot Dog Stand
Music with Trey Lewis sponsored by Piggly Wiggly
Rolling In The Hay sponsored by Bryant Bank
Fireworks Show sponsored by Kellis Vegetation Management, Brown Lumber and The City of Columbiana
VIP Room sponsored by Tin Top BBQ and Columbiana Chevron
Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show sponsored by Central Alabama Fabricators, Inc.
Vendor Applications – Click Links Below
Deadline for application has been extended. Deadline is Monday, June 19, 2017 (unless there is still room available)