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Havre de Grace Independence Day Parade

Saturday, July 6th, 2024 - 2:00 p.m. 


 This year's parade will be held

Saturday, July 6th at 2:00 p.m.

  1.  All entries are selected and participate at the sole discretion of the Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission.

  2. Units must maintain their assigned position and spacing throughout the parade. There should be no stopping during the parade. Stopping or dropping out of line for other than physical disability may disqualify the unit from competition.

  3. Colors should be properly displayed. Flag display code must be adhered to at all times.

  4. All parade units should be safe, decorated and have entertainment value, hopefully incorporating a patriotic theme. Appropriate dress and behavior are required at all times.  

  5. Animals participating in the parade must be kept under control.  All equestrian units must provide clean-up for their animals.

  6. All units must display identification for judging purposes. Please have a banner or sign that clearly identifies your group at the start of your entry.

  7. Judging will be conducted  by independent judges. Judges’ area will be marked by a grandstand at the intersection of Union Avenue and Pennington Avenue.  All judges’ decisions are final.

  8. Winners will be published on our website, and on our Facebook page “Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission”. Prize money will be awarded by check to winning organizations.

  9. The parade is a rain or shine event. In the event of severe inclement weather, parade information will be announced on our Facebook page, “Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission”. Parade Chair will also be in communication with all registered participants.

  10. Violation of these rules or failure to cooperate with parade officials may result in removal from the parade and/or disqualification from judging and receipt of prizes.

See official Parade Waiver of Liability below. 


To apply for a position in this year's parade, please complete the application linked below. You will be contacted by our Parade Chair, Taryn Martin, within two weeks of your application. 

Deadline to apply: Thursday, June 20, 2024.


After you are selected for participation in this year's parade, you can expect to hear from our Parade Chair, Taryn Martin. 

Lineup maps and instructions will be mailed to the address on your application on

June 21, 2024.

For questions or concerns about the parade, please contact: Taryn Martin at or at 443-243-3161.

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Interested in Applying
as a Vendor? 

Please email our Vendor Coordinator at:

for an application!

We can't wait to see you in Havre de Grace! 

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