The Best 4th of July Parades in USA
Colloquially referred to as the Fourth of July, the Independence Day holiday in the United States of America commemorates the Declaration of Independence of the country on 4 July 1776. The Independence Day celebration is largely associated with fairs, fireworks, carnivals, concerts, family reunions, basketball games, political speeches, and parades. The happening parades, which celebrate the government, history, and traditions of the country, are commonly marked by patriotic displays, floats, special characters, military bands, and much more. While the Independence Day parades are held at several locations throughout the country, the top 5 are as follows.
Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Rhode Island
Officially called the ‘Military, Civic, and Firemen’s Parade’, the Bristol Fourth of July Parade was founded in 1785. The grand celebration officially starts on 14 June with a Flag Day. There are numerous outdoor concerts such as Fireworks, a Firefighters muster, Drum Corps Show, and a 4th of July Ball that attract tourists over the next few weeks. The oldest Fourth of July celebration in the country, Bristol Fourth of July Celebration is attended by nearly 50,000 people every year.
|Parade start time||10:30 am|
|Parade starting point||Mt Hope High School, 199 Chestnut Street, Bristol, RI 02809|
|Parade end point||High Street, between Bradford Street and State Street|
|Nearby car parking||Parking Gooding Plaza, off Route 114|
|Nearest car rental location||T. F. Green Airport (PVD)|
National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C.
Also famous as July 4th Parade, the National Independence Day Parade is an annual civilian/military parade held in the National Capital Region. Covering a distance of 1 mile, the 2-hour-long parade features military units, marching bands, drill teams, balloons, and floats. Organized by the National Park Service, the parade’s performers include the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, 257th Army Band, battalion of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, and representatives of several high schools.
|Parade start time||11:45 am|
|Parade starting point||7th and Madison Drive|
|Parade end point||17th St NW and Constitution Ave NW|
|Nearby car parking||National Mall Area|
|Nearest car rental location||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)|
July 4th Celebration of Freedom and Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia
Forming part of The Philadelphia Welcome America Festival, July 4th Celebration of Freedom and Independence Day Parade is the last event of the 6-day-long festivity. The iconic parade features dozens of vibrant floats, military contingents, marching bands, colorful cavalcades, and musical performances from participants from all over the country. Philadelphia’s Historic District welcomes thousands of enthusiastic participants that become an active constituent of a vibrant and patriotic parade.
|Parade start time||11:00 am|
|Parade starting point||5th and Chestnut streets|
|Parade end point||Front and Chestnut streets|
|Nearby car parking||1503-11 Arch St.|
|Nearest car rental location||Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)|
Park Hill Fourth of July Parade in Denver
A beautiful neighborhood in Denver, the capital of Colorado, Park Hill is famous for its annual 4th of July Parade. The colorful parade, marching along the 23rd Avenue, covers the area between Krameria St. to Dexter St. The Independence Day parade features attractive floats, vintage cars, characters in special costumes, and marching bands. Park Hill is bordered by I-70 to the north, Colfax Ave. to the south, Quebec St. to the east, and the Colorado Blvd. to the west.
|Parade start time||1:30 pm|
|Parade starting point||Dexter St.|
|Parade end point||Krameria St.|
|Nearby car parking||23rd Avenue|
|Nearest car rental location||Denver International Airport (DEN)|
Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade
The 71st Pacific Palisades Fourth of July Parade is going to be based on the theme ‘May the 4th Be with You’. The parade will include floats themed around “Palisades Parade – 70 Years of Cheer!”, bands, victory march by the patriotic pups, and kids on bikes rally. A beautiful coastal neighborhood, Pacific Palisades is situated in Los Angeles Westside, California. The iconic parade destination shares its boundaries with Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, Topanga, Santa Monica, and Santa Monica Bay to its north, east, west, southeast, and southwest respectively.
|Parade start time||12:00 pm|
|Parade starting point||Via de la Paz|
|Parade end point||Alma Real Drive|
|Nearby car parking||Sunset Boulevard, Drummond Avenue, Toyopa Drive|
|Nearest car rental location||Beverly Hills, Los Angeles Airport|