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 Saturday of June in downtown Columbiana, Alabama and is free to the public. For additional information contact 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 -
- Heart Walk beginning at 8:30am on 6/24
- 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)