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Havre de Grace Independence Day Parade

PARADE RULES

 This year's parade will be held

Sunday, July 4th 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. Units may wish to reflect the parade theme. 

  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.

  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 in the local newspaper, 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 radio stations WXCY 103.7 FM, WHGM 104.7 FM, and 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.

Interested in Applying

as a Vendor? 

PARADE APPLICATION

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

Deadline to apply: Friday, June 4, 2021.

AFTER YOU APPLY:

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 no later than June 18, 2021.

For questions or concerns about the parade, please contact: Taryn Martin at tjmartin712@gmail.com or at 443-243-3161.

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Click the link below for Vendor Application.

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