The City of Warren is well-known for their love of the Fourth of July.

This year, they celebrated the 76th anniversary of the parade, an event now recognized as one of the four largest parades in the state.

Thousands of spectators gathered downtown for the parade, which featured over 180 different organizations from Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania. 

“I've been a part of the committee for many years now," stated Coby Hyde, Warren Fourth of July Committee member. "It’s a lot of fun, a lot of work but people love it.” 

The parade featured an abundance of floats, marching bands, fire trucks, and even oil rigs, all celebrating America.

“I usually come every year, and now I’m 82 years old, and I enjoy every bit of it," stated Vic Suppa, warren resident. "Just to see all the people excited over this great country and what the J.C.’s do for this town.”

“I just love all the different things that come through the parade," added Marybeth Whiting, Warren resident. "And I love seeing all the people.”

Everyone we spoke with had a favorite memory to share.

“I was in the parade and threw candy out, it was like being on a stage, but it moved," stated Mary Anderson, Warren resident. 

“It’s fun to listen to all the bands, and to see the floats and people," said Dennis Holcomb, Grand Valley resident. 

Siblings, Addie and Mathew Perry of Warren added, “It’s really cool to see all the floats and people. There are a lot of cool cars that you don’t normally see here too.”

Event organizers stated that this year’s parade was the largest yet, but for the Fourth of July planning committee, the celebrations have just begun.

More events are slated for the weekend, including live music, food vendors, family-friendly activities, and a fireworks display.

For more information about Warren County's Fourth of July celebrations, visit here.