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He's back! Guess who's coming to tea parties

Find out which popular patriot is helping take America back this Independence Day


Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, or “Joe the Plumber”

Joe the Plumber is hitting the streets to speak at tea parties and help citizens take America back this Independence Day weekend.

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher became known as Joe the Plumber following his Oct. 12 encounter with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama in Ohio. He questioned Obama’s plan to raise taxes on Americans who earn more than $250,000 each year.

He told WND his suspicions about the next president came true, but Obama isn’t the only person he blames.

“I don’t go around talking about President Obama too often because it tends to draw a line for people. I blame Congress ultimately for everything that is going badly,” he said. “Obama just got in there. But that being said, I don’t care for how he is conducting our foreign affairs. It worries me. He’s also pushing a lot of things through too quickly and not giving American people a chance to catch their breath. I really don’t care for how his leadership has been going so far.”

Wurzelbacher is scheduled to speak in Conroe, Texas, on July 2, and then he will go to Austin, Texas, at 9 a.m. on July 3 at the Zilker Park Polo Field picnic area.

Austin tea party organizer Judy Holloway told WND she was excited to have 5,000 people with different political perspectives show up at the Tax Day protest.

“It was surprising because Austin is the most liberal city in Texas,” she said. “It’s like someone took a city in California and dropped it in the middle of Texas.”

Her husband, Greg Holloway, said the protest will also feature doctors who will offer insight about the reality of government health care. He said they also invited Joe the Plumber to speak because he is an excellent example of regular citizens who are demanding answers from their leaders.

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“Prior to [his encounter with Obama], Joe was not known at all,” Greg said. “I don’t know that he’d had a lot of political science background, but he thought about the country and asked questions. We saw the difference it made. He’s a good example of what a grass-roots movement should be about. ”


Joe the Plumber speaks with presidential candidate Barack Obama in Ohio

Following the Austin event, Wurzelbacher will arrive at the Houston tea party that evening. He plans to spend Independence Day at the San Antonio tea party.

Joe the Plumber said the best advice he can give to citizens who are frustrated with intrusive government is to stop voting along party lines and begin electing leaders who will abide by the nation’s founding document.

“Learn the Constitution,” he said. “Then when someone wants to be elected, hold their feet to the fire and make them follow it because that’s what we need to get back to. It works so well when we follow it. Forget party politics. Learn the Constitution and vote the best American in, not the best Democrat or Republican.”

Wurzelbacher said Americans must remind politicians that they “work for us.”

“That’s my whole goal,” he said. “I’m just trying to remind people that we are in charge of our government. I stay away from the Left or Right and ask people to leave party politics at the door and be an American first.”

For tea party critics who claim the protests are organized by the Republican Party, Wurzelbacher said they should attend and witness firsthand the grass-roots movement.

“I’m cynical by nature, but I am also very hopeful because I see people from the Left and the Right showing up to these tea parties,” he said. “You have people, bikers, union members and guys in three-piece suits showing up to these things.”

In fact, he said many organizers prefer to keep politicians, Republican or Democrat, detached from the events.

“Politicians are slick,” Wurzelbacher said. “They talk really pretty, but they bring no action to the table.”

It is possible for citizens to take America back from “elitists who feel entitled,” he said, but patriots must come together and stop their nation from being destroyed from the inside.

“Americans in general have a short memory,” Wurzelbacher said. “After Sept. 11 happened, we were patriots for six months, and then half of them fell off. Now there’s a very real threat to our country. I don’t believe any one nation can take us out, but I definitely think we can take ourselves out.”

Asked if he has plans to run for public office, he replied, “I hope not. You know, I talked to God about that and he was like, ‘No.’”

He continued, “I believe he’s gotten me on this grass-roots movement. If I can encourage leaders to step up, that’s what I would like to do. That’s a heavy role. That’s something I don’t know if I am prepared to do yet.”

But Wurzelbacher said he will keep that door open if God ever calls him to be that leader.

“I just know whenever I fall off his path, things get really hard,” he said. “So I just stick with what God tells me to do.”

WND readers have been sending information on upcoming tea
parties. Tea Party Patriots also lists events by state on its website. Most of more than 600 following protests are planned by national organizer Amy Kremer and her Tea Party Patriots team:

Alabama

Boaz – Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Boaz Fairgrounds, US Hwy 431

Eightmile – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m., historic Magee farm, 6222 Hwy 45

Florence – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m., Veteran’s Park, Shelter #2

Ft. Payne – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., Ft. Payne City Park

Huntsville – Saturday, July 4, 7 p.m., Jaycee Fairgrounds on Airport Rd.

Mobile – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Spanish Plaza, 401 Government Street

Montgomery – Saturday, July 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.at Overlook Park on Bell Street

Pelham – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Celebration Arena, Highway 67

Pelham – Saturday, July 4, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 1000 Amphitheater Rd.

Priceville/Decatur – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Celebration Arena, Highway 67

Wetumpka – Saturday, September 5, time to be announced, Gold Star Park, Shelby Street, downtown

Alaska

Ketchikan – Saturday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tongass Avenue

Arizona

Gilbert – Saturday, July 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Gilbert Municipal Building, 50 E. Civic Center Dr., near Warner and Gilbert Rd.

Kingman – Saturday, July 4, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Centennial Park, Burbank Street

Phoenix – Saturday, July 4, 4:30 p.m., Central Avenue and Columbu

Prescott – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m., downtown Prescott at the square, 120 S. Corte

Tombstone – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tombstone City Park, Allen Street

Tucson – Saturday, July 4, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.at Kennedy Park Fiesta area, 3700 S. La Cholla Blvd.

Arkansas

Batesville – Saturday, July 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.at Riverside Park, 1 Riverbank Road

El Dorado – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Union County Courthouse

Fayetteville – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Washington County Fairgrounds, 1602 McConnell Rd.

Fort Smith – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ross Pendergrath Park, 200 Garrison Ave.

Heber Springs – Saturday, July 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Cleburne County Courthouse Square

Hot Springs – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m., Garland County Courthouse, 200 Woodbine

Mountain Home – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m., Bomber Stadium of Mountain Home High School

Ratcliff – Thursday, July 2, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Ratcliff City Hall/fire department, 105 North Wilson

Russellville – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Historic Missouri-Pacific train depot, 220 West C Street

California

Alturas – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m., Fandango Days Parade, assemble at 8th and Main Street

Apple Valley – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., corner of Bear Valley and Apple Valley Road

Auburn – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., Placer County Courthouse, 101 Maple Street

Big Bear Lake – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., The Village, corner of Pine Knot and Big Bear Blvd.

Bishop – Saturday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bishop City Park

Brentwood – Saturday, July 4, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Brentwood City Hall, 708 3rd St.

Buena Park – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. at city hall, 6650 Beach Blvd., bring flags, banners, signs; lunch to follow

Chico – Saturday, July 4, 8:30 a.m., Elks’ Lodge and Bidwell Park One-Mile Recreation Area, 1705 Manzanita Ave.

Chino Hills – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chino Hills City Hall, Peyton and Grand Avenue

Danville – Saturday, July 4, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hartz and Railroad Ave.

Dixon – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., downtown at N. 1st Street and West A Street

El Cajon – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Renette Park, 935 Emerald Avenue

El Cerrito – Saturday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., El Cerrito, corner Moesser Ave and Richmond Ave.

Escondido – Sunday, June 28, 2 p.m. Grape Day Park, 312 N. Broadway

Eureka – Wednesday, June 24, Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris Street

Eureka – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., north of 4th in Old Town

Ferndale – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m., Humboldt County fairground

Glendale – Wednesday, June 24, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Western Avenue and Flower Street intersection, near 500 Circle Seven Drive

Grass Valley – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., South Auburn Street, march in Grass Valley parade

La Canada – Friday, July 3, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Jeffers Estate, 1823 Foothill Blvd.

Laguna Beach – Friday, July 3, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Main Beach at PCH and Broadway

Los Angeles – Saturday, July 4, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Santa Monica Pier

Marysville – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Washington Square Park, 10th and E Street

Mission Viejo – Saturday, July 4, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mission Viejo Street Fair, Marguerite Pkwy/Olympiad Road

Monterey
– Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Colton Hall on Pacific Street

Monterey – Saturday, July 4, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Window on the Bay Park, Del Monte Avenue between Camino Aguajito and Camino El Estero across from Lake Estero

Murrieta – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m., California Oaks Sports Park, 40600 California Oaks Road

Novato – Saturday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Novato Independence Day Parade, Sweetser and Reichert and Machin

Ontario – Saturday, July 4, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Euclid Ave., march with flags in parade

Ontario – Saturday, July 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Westwind Park, 2425 Riverside Drive

Palm Desert – Friday, July 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Civic Center Park Amphitheater, Fred Waring at San Pablo (park on NE side)

Pasadena – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pasadena Memorial Park, 85 E Holly Street

Paso Robles – Friday, July 3, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Paso Robles City Park, Spring and 12th Street

Rancho Cordova – Saturday, July 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hagan Park, 2197 Chase Dive

Rancho Cucamonga – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Haven and Foothill, 10582 Foothill Blvd.

Redding – Saturday, July 4, morning until night, Redding Convention Center, Auditorium Drive

Redding – Friday, July 17, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., location to be announced

Redlands – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Orange and Redlands Blvd.

Roseville – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., Vernon Street

Sacramento – Saturday, July 4, time and place to be announced

San Diego – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., E. Mission Bay Park, just south of the Hilton

San Jose/Silicon Valley – Sunday, July 5, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Valley Fair Mall / Santana Row, Intersection of Winchester Blvd. and Stephens Creek

San Mateo – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., San Mateo Central Park, El Camino Real between 5th and 9th Street

San Ramon – Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m., San Ramon Central Park, Alcosta Blvd and Bollinger Canyon Road

Santa Barbara – Friday, July 3, 7p.m. to 8 p.m., Wild West Show and Freedom Rally, De La Guerra Plaza

Santa Barbara – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., march in Santa Barbara’s Independence Day parade

Santa Rosa – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Old Courthouse Square on 4th and Santa Rosa Ave.

Stockton – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Weber Point, 221 N. Center Street

Temecula – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Duck Pond, Ynez and Rancho California Rd.

Thousand Oaks – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave.

Tulare – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., International Agri-Center, 4450 S. Laspina

Ukiah – Thursday, July 2, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Ukiah Courthouse, corner of Perkins and State

Ventura – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ventura County Government Center

Woodland Hills – Saturday, July 4, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd at Mary Lee St. on sidewalk

Colorado

Alamosa – Saturday, July 4, 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m., Cole Park at 3rd St.

Castle Rock – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Festival Park, 100 Wilcox Street

City – Saturday, July 4, 9:30 a.m., Steamboat Springs parade, downtown Steamboat

Craig – Saturday, July 4, 8:30 p.m., 9th and Finley

Denver – Saturday, July 4, time and place to be announced

Fort Collins – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., City Park, W. Oak Street

Glenwood Springs – Friday, July 3, 11:30 a.m., Courthouse at 8th and Colorado Avenue

Monument – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Highway 105

Pueblo – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Pueblo County Courthouse, 215 West 10th Street

Steamboat Springs – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., Routt County Courthouse lawn, 5th and Lincoln Ave.

Connecticut

Hartford – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Capitol steps, 210 Capitol Avenue

Norwich – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chelsea Parade, Washington Street

Stratford – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Boothe Memorial Park, Main Street Putney

Delaware

Dover – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., in front of the federal building, 300 South New Street

Georgetown – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., The Circle

Wilmington – Thursday, July 2, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., in front of all three congressmen’s offices. Two locations: sidewalk between 201 and 301 North Walnut Street and sidewalk in front of 1105 N. Market St.

Florida

Apopka – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Apopka City Hall, 120 E. Main Street

Big Pine Key – Saturday, July 4, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., tropical pools at U.S. 1 and Key Deer Blvd at traffic light, 30464 Overseas Highway

Brandon – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Brandon Park, Parsons and Vonderburg

Cape Coral – Friday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Jaycee Park, 4125 SE 20th Pl

Clearwater – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside Perkin’s Restaurant, 2626 Gulf to Bay Blvd.

Coral Gables – Thursday, July 2, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Coral Gables City Hall, LeJune Road/SW 42 Ave. and Coral Way

Dade City – Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue

Deland – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Deland Courthouse, 101 N. Alabama Ave.

Eustis – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452

Fernandina Beach – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m., Main Park on Atlantic Avenue

Ft. Lauderdale – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Broward Blvd. and Third

Ft. Myers – Thursday, July 2, 10 a.m., Sen. Bill Nelson’s Regional Office, 2000 Main Street, Suite 801

Fort Walton Beach – Saturday, July 4, Fort Walton Beach Landing, 159 Brooks Street

Gainesville – Friday, July 3, 5:30 p.m., Gainesville Target Range, 1610 NW 65th Place

Homestead – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Homestead City Hall, 790 N. Homestead Blvd.

Inverness – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., Old Historic Courthouse, One Courthouse Square

Jacksonville – Thursday, July 2, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Jacksonville Landing, downtown

Lady Lake – Saturday, July 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Villages, the polo field, Buena Vista Blvd.

Lakewood Ranch – Sunday, June 28, 1 p.m., the Sarasota Polo Club, Polo Club Drive

Lynn Haven / Panama City – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Kinsaul Park and 5th Street

Ocala – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., SE Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd.

Orlando – Saturday, July 4, 5 p.m., Orlando Festival Park, 2106 E. Robinson St.

Orlando – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Amway Arena, 600 East Amelia Avenue

Palmetto – Saturday, July 4, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Palmetto side of Manatee River

Pensacola – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., 9th Ave at Creighton Road

Perry – Saturday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Forrest Capital State Park, Highway 19 South

Port St. Lucie – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., Port St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, south of Village Green

Punta Gorda – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Rita Esplanade

Punta Gorda – Thursday, July 2, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Rep Tom Rooney, old Punta Gorda Courthouse, 226 Taylor Street, Suite 200

Sebring – Sunday, July 5, 10 a.m., Lakeview Dr. in downtown Sebring

Seminole – Thursday, July 2, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Seminole City Hall at Rep. Young’s office, 9199 113th St. N

Starke – Saturday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., old brick armory across from Bradford High School, 500 block of U.S. Hwy 301/Temple Avenue

St. Augustine – Saturday, July 5, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Castillo De San Marcos, 1 Castillo Dr.

Sugarloaf Key
– Saturday, July 4, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sugarloaf Airstrip, Sugarloaf Lodge Overseas Highway

Tallahassee – Thursday, July 2, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., outside Sen. Bill Nelson’s Tallahassee office at U.S. courhouse annex, Park Avenue and Monroe Street

Tallahassee – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., downtown Tallahassee, the capitol, 106 E. Jefferson Street

Tampa – Thursday, July 2, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., three locations, 4144 N. Armenia Ave.

Treasure Island – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Gator’s Cafe, 12754 Kingfish Dr.

Venice – Saturday, July 4, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Centennial Park Gazebo, 401 W. Venice Avenue

Viera, Melbourne – Saturday, July 4, 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Space Coast Stadium, 5800 Stadium Parkway

West Palm Beach – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m., downtown, 100 Clematis Street, at the fountain

Georgia

Albany – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Bishop’s Albany office, 235 Roosevelt Avenue Albany Tower

Athens – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Broun’s Athens office, 3706 Atlanta Hwy.

Atlanta – Saturday, July 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the capitol building located at 206 Washington St.

Atlanta – Friday, July 17, at Rep. Lewis’ district office, the Equitable building, 100 Peachtree Street, NW

Augusta – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Barrow’s Augusta office, 925 Laney Walker Blvd. 

Blue Ridge – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., Fannin County Courthouse

Brunswick – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Jack Kingston’s Brunswick office, 805 Gloucester Street

Camilla – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., park behind Mitchell County Courthouse

Canton – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Price’s Canton office, 100 North Street

Carrollton – Saturday, July 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at City Hall Park, 315 Bradley Street

Clarkesville – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., lawn of Habersham County Courthouse,

Columbus – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Columbus Consolidated Government Center, 9th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue

Columbus – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Bishop’s Columbus office, 18 Ninth Street

Dalton – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Deal’s Dalton office, 415 E. Walnut Avenue

Demorest – Saturday, July 4, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., downtown

Dublin – Friday, July 17,12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Marshall’s Dublin office, 503 Bellevue Avenue

Duluth – Saturday, July 4, 7 p.m., Gwinnett Place Mall in old Macy’s parking lot, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road

Evans – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Broun’s Augusta/Evans office, 4246 Washington Rd.

Gainesville – Friday, July 17,12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Deal’s Gainesville office, 500 Jesse Jewel Pkwy

Griffin – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spalding County Courthouse, 119 E. Solomon St.

Hiawassee – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Lake Chatuge-Hiawassee

Hiawassee – Saturday, July 18, line up at 9:45 a.m., parade starts at 11 at 20 Main Street (Hwy 76) in parking lots behind bank and McConnell Memorial Church

Jonesboro – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Scott Jonesboro’s office, 173 North Main Street

Lafayette – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Deal’s Lafayette office, 108 W. LaFayette Square

Lawrenceville – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Linder’s district office, 75 Langley Drive

Lithonia – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Johnston’s district office, 5700 Hillandale Dr.

Loganville – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. 8 p.m., at the Loganville American Legion, 4632 Atlanta Hwy

Macon – Friday, July 17,12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Marshall’s Macon office, 682 Cherry Street

Marietta – Friday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd. SW

Marietta – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Gingrey’s Marietta office, 219 Roswell Street

Newnan – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Westmoreland’s district office, 1601-B East Highway 34

Peachtree City – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, 201 MacIntosh Road

Peachtree City – Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the Gathering Place, 203 MacIntosh Trail

Plains – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Plains City Park, 118 E. Church Street, downtown Plain

Rome – Saturday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Opis Waterfront Grill, 112 West 2nd Ave.

Rome – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Rep. Gringrey’s Rome office, 600 East First Street

Roswell – Saturday, Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m.to 1 p.m., Old Historic Square, Hwy 9 and Hwy 120

Sandersville – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Barrow’s Sandersville office, city hall, 141 West Haynes Street

Savannah – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., 450 Mall Boulevard

St. Simons Island – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gascoigne Park/Bluff, J Arthur Moore Drive

Statesboro – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mill Creek Elementary School, 239 Beasley Rd.

Suwanee – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., Suwanee Town Center, 330 Town Center Avenue

Thomasville – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Bishop’s Thomasville office, 137 East Jackson Street

Toccoa – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Rep. Broun’s Tocca office, 194 Remsdale Street

Tucker – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Rep. Johnston’s district office, 3469 Lawrenceville Highway

Valdosta – Saturday, July 4,  12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Lowndes County Courthouse on Central Ave, 108 E. Central Ave.

Valdosta – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Rep. Jack Kingston’s Valdosta office, Valdosta Federal Bilding, 401 N. Patterson St.

Vidalia– Saturday, July 4, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Western Steakhouse, Highway 280 E.

Vidalia – Friday, July 17, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., in front of Rep. Barrow’s Vidalia office, 107 Old Airport Rd.

Waycross – Friday, July 3, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Ware County Courthouse, 800 Church Street

Hawaii

Honolulu – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Capitol building, 415 Beretania St.

Kailu-Kona – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Queen K Hwy south of Borders Books fronting Mormon Temple

Kekaha –Thursday, July 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Kekaha Beach Park, on Kauamuali’i Highway on way to PMRF

Kihei – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Kamaole Beach Park III and vicinity, 2511 South Kihei Rd.

Makawao – Saturday, July 4, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1159 Makawao Ave.

Idaho

Boise – Saturday, July 4, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Julia Davis Park near Bandshell

Idaho Falls – Saturday, July 4, all day, Memorial Drive/Greenbelt

Priest River – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., City Park

Sandpoint – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sandpoint Community Hall, First Avenue

Illinois

Arlington Heights – Saturday, July 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Frontier Days Parade

Bloomington – Saturday, July 4, 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., old courthouse (aka McLean County Museum), 200 N Main Street

Carbondale – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cabondale Town Square Pavilion, Town Square, Rt. 13 West

Carpentersville – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Meadowdale Shopping Center, 100 Kennedy Memorial Drive

Champaign/Urbana – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., International Food Court, 800 Bloomington Rd.

Champaign – Sunday, July 5, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., West Side Park, 400 W. University

Chicago – Saturday, July 4, at 7 p.m. to Sunday, July 5, at 5 a.m. at Belmont Harbor on Lake Shore Drive

Crystal Lake – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., 5545 Northwest Hwy

Elgin – Saturday, July 4, 8 a.m.to 11 a.m., parade meet at parking lot of David C. Cook & Co., Slade and Dougla

Flora – Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m., Library Park, 216 North Main

Harrisburg – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Harrisburg Township Park, 921 West Poplar Street (State Route 13)

Homer Glen/Lockport – Saturday, July 4,10 a.m. to 12 p.m., lot next to Purple Onion Restaurant, 13002 W. 143rd Street

Lisle – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Riedy’s Tee Time, 1400 Maple Ave.

Palatine – Saturday, July 4, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Volunteer Plaza at intersection of E. Northwest Highway (14) and N. Hicks Road

Peoria – Friday, July 17, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Aaorn Shock’s office at the federal courthouse, 100 Monroe St.

Quincy – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Women’s City Club, 1550 Maine Street

Rockford – Saturday, July 4, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Height Park, Jefferson and 2nd Street

Shorewood – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Pathway Field, 19554 NW Frontage Rd.

Urbana – Saturday, July 4, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Staging area at Lincoln and Nevada

Vandalia – Saturday, July 4, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Dothager Freedom Ranch

West Peoria – Saturday, July 4, 8:30 a.m., Rohmann and Sterling

Indiana

Highland – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Wicker Park, 2125 Ridge Rd. (just west of U.S. 41 and Ridge Rd.)

Huntington – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Huntington County Courthouse, 201 Jefferson Street

Indianapolis – Saturday, July 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., E. Washington Street

South Bend – Wednesday, July 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., downtown at courthouse

Terre Haute – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Vigo County Courthouse, 33 S. 3rd Street

Tipton – Saturday, July 4, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tipton City Park Gazebo

Valparaiso – Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Courthouse Square, 16 Lincolnway Ave.

Warsaw – Wednesday, July 1, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Kosciusko County Courthouse lawn

Iowa

Arnolds Park – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Hwy 71

Bettendorf – Saturday, July 4, 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., parade starts on corner of State Street and 23rd Street

Cedar Rapids – Saturday, July 4, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 Seasons Tree, downtown Cedar Rapids, 105 1st St. NE

Council Bluffs – Saturday, July 4, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Playland Park, 100 N. 40th Street

Davenport – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 200 block in front of the Figge Art Museum on River Drive, 225 W. River Drive

Des Moines – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Iowa State Capitol, Finkbine Street

Dubuque – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wasington Square Park, 700 Locust Street

Spirit Lake – Saturday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1801 Hill Avenue, historic Carnegie building

Storm Lake – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., parade route, Lakeshore Drive

West Des Moines – Saturday, July 4, 3 p.m., Raccoon River Park, 2500 Grand Avenue

Kansas

Burlington – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., home of Michael and Dale Free, 314 N. 4th Street (SW corner of Hwy 75 and Juniatta St.)

Garden City – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Western State Bank, 1500 E. Kansas Avenue

Leawood – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Stateline Rd., Stateline Rd from 125th to 135th

Salina – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Kenwood Park, 821 Kenwood Park

Wichita – Saturday, July 4, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., outside main Sedgewick County Courthouse

Kentucky

Burlington – Saturday, July 4, 10 a.m., Burlington Courthouse at gazebo, Route 18

Burnside – Friday, July 3, 6 p.m., Cole Community Park, South Highway 27 behund city hall

Frankfort – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Frankfort Kentucky State Capitol Steps, 700 Capital Ave.

Independence – Friday, July 3, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Memorial Park at Deleware Crossing

Jenkins – Friday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Jenkins City Park, downtown

Louisville – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jefferson Square, 6th and Jefferson Street

Richmond – Friday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Madison County Courthouse, 205 Main Street

Louisiana

Baton Rouge – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Louisiana State Capitol building, State Capitol Drive

Bossier City – Saturday, July 4, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Bossier City Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd.

Covington – Thursday, July 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Reagan Memorial at Trailhead, corner of East Lockwood and North New Hampshire Streets

DeRidder – Friday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Farmer’s Market, downtown, Washington Street

Lafayette – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Beaullieu Park, 410 West Bluebird Dr. (Ambassador Caffrey, acros from Women & Children’s Hospital)

Lake Charles – Saturday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Park, north of Lake Charles Civic Center

Leesville – Saturday, July 4, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Historic Vernon Parish COurthouse in downtown Leesville

Minden – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Webster Parish Fairgrounds, Goodwill Street

New Iberia – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m., New Iberia City Park, Park View

Robert – Saturday, June 27, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Cate Street Park

Maine

Augusta – Saturday, July 4, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Capitol Park, State Street

Maryland

Annapolis – Thursday, July 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Annapolis city dock, contact JP Weber at (410) 263-0761

Baltimore – Thursday, July 2, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Inner Harbor Ampitheater

Bel Air – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Hartford County Government Admin building, 220 S. Main Street

Cumberland – Saturday, July 4, 12 p.m., downtown Cumberland Mall

Elkton – Saturday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rt. 40 and Rt. 213 next to McDonalds, 103 E Pulaski Highway

Frederick – Saturday, July 4, 8:30 a.m., city hall, 101 North Court Street

Hagerstown – Thursday, July 7,3 p.m. to 6 p.m., University Plaza, 32 Washington St.

Salisbury – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., GOB building, 125 N. Division St.

Westminster – Saturday, July 4, 9 a.m., Legend’s Cafe, 532 Baltimore Blvd.

Massachusetts

Boston – Saturday, July 4, from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Griffin Harbor on Congress Street Bridge

Boston – Saturday, July 4, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Boston Commons – Christopher Columbus Park, Park St and 145 Atlantic Avenue

Nantucket – Saturday, July 4, 9:30 a.m., Nantucket Island outside Pacific Club, bottom of Main Street

New Bedford – Friday, July 17, 3 p.m., outside Rep. Barney Frank’s office, 558 Pleasant St.

Worcester – Saturday, June 20, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., corner of Highland St. and Park Avenue

Michigan

Grand Rapids – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Riverside Park Bandshell, Monroe Ave., across from vet home

Iron Mountain – Saturday, July 4, 8 a.m., Iron Mountain – Kingsford Independence Day Parade, Pyle Drive

Kalamazoo – Saturday, July 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bronson Park, Rose and South Street

Kimball Twp – Saturday, July 4, 3 p.m. registration, next to golf county driving range, 4730 Smiths Creek Rd.

Ludington – Saturday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Madison County Courthouse, 304 E. Ludington Ave.

Midland – Friday, July 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Midland Courthouse

Monroe – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Loranger Square, East First Street and Washington Street corner

Port Huron – Saturday, July 4, register at 3 p.m. for event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. next to golf driving range at 4730 Smith Creek Rd.

Niles – Saturday, July 4, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Riverfront Park Ampitheater, Front and Main Street

North Branch – Saturday, July 4, 1 p.m., Main Street (M 90)

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