Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Havre de Grace Independence Day Parade. We are excited to have you join us for our annual celebration of our nation’s independence. This year’s parade will be held Sunday, July 2nd at 2:00 p.m.

As you may be aware, we are a new commission of volunteers who are overseeing this year’s festivities. If you’ve participated in our parade before, you will note that most of the arrangements remain the same. There may be a few slight changes, however, such as reporting time and the judging location, that we will inform you of as we get closer to the parade date.

The theme for this year’s celebration will be: “Havre de Grace Celebrates Hometown Heroes.” Our event will focus on honoring and recognizing local servicemen and women, as well as veterans of all ages. You may want to consider this theme when preparing your music, float, routines, or costumes. A special award will be presented to the entry that best reflects this theme.