Last Updated: 3rd July, 2020

4th of July Parade

We regret to inform you that the 2020 National Independence Day Parade has been canceled. The parade will return in 2021 with the assurance that life will eventually return to normal.

Parade on 4th of July

The independence day is also celebrated with patriotic songs such as 'The Star-Spangled Banner' (the national anthem)

  • American Salute
    by The United States Army Field Band

  • Riders for the Flag
    by Air Combat Command Heritage of America Band

  • The Pledge of Allegiance
    by The Volunteers

  • You're a Grand Old Flag
    by United States Air Force Band

  • Thomas Jefferson March
    by "The President's Own" United States Marine Band

  • This Land is Your Land
    by The United States Air Force Singing Sergeants

  • God Bless the USA
    by United States Navy Band's Country Current

  • In northeastern states, "Yankee Doodle"

  • In southern states "Dixie" are popular choices.
This day is a federal holiday. Families take the advantage of the day off and celebrate the day by arranging barbecues and attending picnics. Many decorate with balloons and streamers in the colors of the American flag - red, white and blue.
  • The 4th July parades are usually held in the mornings. Several associations and organizations organize the Independence Day parade.
  • The parade of 4th July is an annual event allowing more than a hundred entries. The parade of July 4th entries usually comprise military color guards, clowns, dignitaries and marching bands to striking automobiles. The 4th July parade is organized with the sole purpose of promoting the Independence Day of United States.

  • The Independence Day parade of the United States features marching military and special units, bands, floats, and VIPs. The 4th July parade is a symbol of patriotic celebrations of America's birthday.

This major event draws the attention of a large number of people.

Basic Tips for Attending July 4th Parade

Basic Tips for Attending July 4th Parade
  • Try to reach the venue early in order to find a good viewing spot.

  • Dress in accordance with the weather. You must dress appropriately to deal with the hot and humid weather.

  • Try and carry your own food and water for the long eventful day.

4th July Parade Themes

4th July Parade Themes

Different organizations arrange the July 4th parade on the basis of several themes. Here are some of the past and present themes of July 4th parade organized by one of the non-political organizations in Texas.

Parade Themes in Different Year
Year Theme
2020 The Chatham Independence Day Parade Committee announce the theme for 2020:
"Chatham Celebrates Women - In Honor of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote"
2019 The Chatham Independence Day Parade Committee announce the theme for 2019:
"Chatham Honors You! Service Members Past, Present, Future"
2018 A Cherished Past, A Golden Future
2017 Reflections
2016 Built to Lead, Called to Serve
2015 Peace Love and the 4th of July
2014 You Are a Grand Old Flag
2013 Boulevard of the Stars!!!
2012 Sweet Freedom's Song
2011 Bring your "A" Game
2010 A Buckeye 4th of July
2009 There's No Place Like Home
2008 UA Celebrates America's Idol
2007 Traveling Through The Generations
2006 America's Super Heroes
2005 UA's Fanatical 4th, Celebrate the Tradition
2004 Independence Day the UA Way - One Big Family
2003 Remember Why It's the 4th of July
2002 UA Honors It's Heros
2001 Land of the Free, Home of the Bears