4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade

A significant day in the history of the United States is July 4th as it marks the 'Declaration of Independence' of the United States from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776. This day is commonly associated with parades, firework shows, picnics, carnivals, ceremonies, speeches and events for celebrating the history and traditions of the nation. The independence day is also celebrated with patriotic songs such as 'The Star-Spangled Banner' (the national anthem), God Bless America, This Land Is Your Land, My Country, God Bless America, Tis of Thee, America the Beautiful and more. In northeastern states, "Yankee Doodle" and in southern states “Dixie” are popular choices. Lyrics of some songs recall the images of the War of 1812 or Revolutionary War.

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

    4th of July Parade ceremoney

    As it is a grand event, big crowd and large public gatherings are expected. So, here are some of the tips that you must be aware of before you attend the parade of 4th July -

    • 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.

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

    4th July Parade Themes

    US Flag on 4th of July Parade

    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
    2018 Hooked on Chatham
    2017 Chatham for the Holidays!
    2016 Music & Dance Through the Years
    2015 The American Revolution
    2014 Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner
    2013 Emblems of the Land I Love
    2012 The Many Faces of America’s Freedom
    2011 Let’s Roll… America
    2010 America: Yesterday; Today; and Forever
    2009 Commemorating Our National Monuments and Memorials
    2008 Celebrating Our Bill of Rights
    2007 We the People
    2006 America, The Dream Lives On!
    2005 It's Still a Grand Old Flag!
    2004 Of Thee I Sing
    2003 Proud to be an American
    2002 Proud to be an American
    2001 United We Stand - Proudly We Serve
    2000 America's – Past Present and Future

    Last Updated: 21st June, 2018