The July 4 celebration will begin with the annual Wayland Lions Club hosting their sausage and pancake breakfast from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Community Center.
The Freedom Fun Walk/Run will begin at 7:30 a.m., at the Central Park. This event is held rain or shine. Participants must sign a waiver form before participating on the day of the event.
At 9:30 a.m., the line-up will start for the parade with tractors on Washington Street beginning at The Bar; Horses on Pearl Street by the Wayland Mennonite Church; kids will start their line-up at the corner by Peoples Savings Bank; and the Autos/Floats begin at Miller Plumbing on Main Street.
Tim Meyer will announce the parade beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Main Street, and again, this event happens rain or shine.
The Midwest Memories and Wayland Museum will be open during the day for you to check out.
A lunch will be served by Crawford Meat Plant from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wayland Community Room.
At approximately noon, a kickball tournament will begin at the WACO Softball and Baseball Fields. Concession stand will offer pork patties, candy, and pop.
Following the parade, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the firefighters will be set up for all ages to try their skills at water fight games.
The Wayland Area Antique Tractor Club will have their tractors on display at the location on North Street.
The Annual Parkview Benefit Supper will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at the lower level of Parkview Home on N. Jackson Street. Turkey Tenderloin, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, bars, homemade ice cream and beverage will be served.
At dusk, the firemen will set off the fireworks which are donated by the City of Wayland. (In case of rain, fireworks will be displayed on Saturday night, July 5).
Throughout the festivities, you may participate in the city-wide scavenger hunt game. Forms are available at Dairy Den, Post Office, Wayland State Bank and City Hall. Games may be turned in at City Hall office or drop box.