CITY OF LINCOLN: Lincoln Wide Awake Parade – Participatory Event
City of Lincoln issued the following announcement on Aug. 3.
Join in the Lincoln Wide Awake Parade this Saturday, August 4 starting at 7:00 p.m. The parade is
a free, participatory reenactment of an event that occurred on August 8, 1860 in Springfield to
champion the election of Abraham Lincoln. All ages are encouraged to participate in the parade and
props will be available. People are also encouraged to come downtown and watch if they do not
want to walk. The parade will include lights; music by the 10th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Band; a giant rolling Campaign Ball; a log cabin on wheels; and even Mr. Lincoln himself. It will start at
the Lincoln Home Historic Site and end at the Old State Capitol. Refreshments will be provided by
Three Twigs Bakery after the parade. Attendees are also invited to the Old State Capitol for a
conversation about the 1860 presidential campaign. All activities and refreshments are free. More
information is available at www.ilhumanities.org/events/illinois-political-theater-lincoln-wide-awakeparade-1860/.
Original source can be found here.