Williams Independence weekend started

Updated 12:01 am 7/4/15 – Parade at 6:30 p.m.
sm-01sm-03WILLIAMS — The Williams Independence day weekend has started with the setup of the Kiwanis Route 66 Street Market across from the Memorial Park.

If you need prospecting equipment, camping items, movies, hats, or other general items, check out the Street Market. They usually get more day venders over the weekend.

There is even a bust of the first president under the Constitution on sale.

Tractors continue to arrive for the annual tractor display on Second Street next to the Dara Thai restaurant. The tractors also an annual feature of the Independence Day parade down historic Route 66 at 6:30 p.m tomorrow.
tractor15-07-03-13tractor15-07-03-14At 11 a.m. there will be a Community Prayer session at the Community Stage followed by the VFW chilli cook-off at noon. The United Methodist Church on Second Street will host their annual Ice Cream Social at 2 p.m on the Fourth.
wac15-07-03-11The Williams Aquatic Center will host a free swim from 12 to 4 p.m.

The forest trails and camping is open thanks to the wet weather we have enjoyed. Hike Benham Trail, Buckskinner trail or any of the other great trails around Williams. Camping is open at Dogtown and White Horse lakes. Fishing is open at Buckskinner and Santa Fe reservoirs as well as Kaibab Lake and the others aforementioned.

Or you can enjoy a guided tour to the Grand Canyon with Marvelous Marv and Magnificent Maggie. Perhaps take the train to the Grand Canyon.

The bear art will be on sale at Bearizona. You might want to even consider taking in the driving and walk-through tour of Bearizona while you are there.

So many things to do and so little time. You might just want to add a couple of days to your visit.