The United States of America’s Independence Day Parade

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This is a parade that you do not want to miss! It is the perfect display of the Constitution on parade and features a wide range of groups and floats from seven different states including: Maine, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The United States Of America’s Independence Day Parade is and always will be the premier Independence Day Parade in the Nation, as it is the ONLY Independence Day Parade to process in front of where our Nation was born 242 years ago – INDEPENDENCE HALL! This parade is quite unique as it is a moving display of the “Canvas of America”, featuring a wide range of Americans parading in celebration of our Nation’s Birthday! This year, the parade will begin at 11:00 AM at 5th and Chestnut Streets and will travel West on Chestnut Street to 9th Street where it will turn right onto 9th Street and travel to Market Street. The parade will then turn right onto Market Street, continue to Front Street and end on Front and Chestnut Streets.

As a spectator, keep in mind, while the parade begins at 11:00 AM at 5th and Chestnut Streets, it will arrive to the following locations at the following approximate times:

9th AND CHESTNUT:          11:15 AM

9TH AND MARKET:              11:20 AM

6TH AND MARKET:              11:35 AM

3RD AND MARKET:              11:45 AM

FRONT AND MARKET:            NOON

(PLEASE NOTE: The parade will make frequent stops for entertainment and logistical purposes. The entire parade will be off the route by 12:45 PM)

We ask spectators to bring a flag, dress in red white and blue and come with spirit, energy and excitement! We ask that you loudly applaud all of the parade participants as they have worked very hard to prepare for their appearance in the parade. Your active participation as a spectator will help elevate the energy of the parade. The parade will take place RAIN OR SHINE!!!!

BEST PLACES TO WATCH THE PARADE:

Want to be a part of the LIVE NBC10 Broadcast?: You will want to be on the North side of Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets (across from Independence Hall)

Want to be in the shade?: A Shady tree area is located on the South of Chestnut Street between 6th and 9th Streets, and also the South side of Market Street between 6th and 8th Streets.

Would you like to have food and drinks nearby?: We suggest finding a location along Market Street between 5th and Front Streets.

Want to simply watch the parade and have no particular desires?: The entire parade route is free and open to the public – bring a lawn chair – bring a blanket to sit on – and make yourself at home.

 

MARCHING MUSICAL GROUPS

            MATTATUCK DRUM BAND – CONNECTICUT (OLDEST FIFE AND DRUM CORPS IN THE NATION)

            MUSIC CITY DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS – TENNESSEE JERSEY SURF DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS – NEW JERSEY

            EAST COAST WEST SIDERS DRILL TEAM – MARYLAND

            FERKO STRING BAND – PENNSYLVANIA

            FALUN DAFA DRUM BAND – MARYLAND

            CV RUSSELL JUNIOR AMBASSADOR MARCHING BAND – VIRGINIA

            DEV GARJANA PERCUSSION BAND – VIRGINIA

VETERANS

            NAVY CLUB OF THE USA – SHIP 166 – LANCASTER COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA

            BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY – NEW JERSEY

SPECIAL UNITS

            GYM DANDIES CHILDREN’S CIRCUS – MAINE TIBETAN ASSOCIATION – PENNSYLVANIA

            PHILLIPINES-MIGRANT ASSOCIATION – VIRGINIA

            CHINESE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION – PENNSYLVANIA

            FILIPINO – AMERICAN ASSOCIATION – PENNSYLVANIA

            CHINESE SCHOOL ASSOCIATION OF UNITED STATES – NEW JERSEY

            1949 WILLY’S JEEPSTER CONVERTIBLE – NEW JERSEY

            1937 FORD SHOW CAR CONVERTIBLE – NEW JERSEY

            WAWA MILK TRUCK – PENNSYLVANIA

            ONE LIBERTY OBSERVATION DECK BUS – PENNSYLVANIA

            MISS PENNSYLVANIA – PENNSYLVANIA

            PHILADELPHIA SOULMATES CHEERLEADERS – PENNSYLVANIA

            MISS NEW JERSEY OUTSTANDING TEEN – NEW JERSEY

            MISS PHILADELPHIA – PENNSYLVANIA

            HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA –- JOHN ADAMS – THOMAS JEFFERSON – BEN FRANKLIN

            MISS PENNSYLVANIA OUTSTANDING TEEN – PENNSYLVANIA

            LARGE AMERICAN FLAG – CARRIED BY PHILADOPTABLES OF PHILADELPHIA

            BETHANEY MIRACLE CENTER DANCERS – PENNSYLVANIA

            DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION WITH 20’X30’ AMERICAN FLAG – PENNSYLVANIA

            3RDUNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS CIVIVL WAR REEANACTORS – PENNSYLVANIA

            MILL CREEK FIRE COMPANY – DELAWARE

            PHILADELPHIA POLICE EXPLORER CADET PROGRAM – PHILADELPHIA

            KIDICAL MASS PHILADELPHIA FAMILY BIKE TEAM – PHILADELPHIA

            WYNDMOOR HOSE COMPANY NO. 1

            COUNTY CORVETTE CLUB – PENNSYLVANIA

SPECIAL PROPS

            55 STATE AND TERRITORY FLAGS

            LEAD BANNER

            BETSY ROSS FLAG

            BENNINGTON FLAG

            FLOATS

            VISIT PHILADELPHIA FLOAT

            HOFFMAN DESIGN FLOAT

            CITY OF PHILADELPHIA FLOAT

            FREEMASONS FLOAT

             USO FLOAT

Independence Hall

S 5th St & Chestnut St,
Philadelphia, PA 19106


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