Havre de Grace 2014 Independence Celebration Parade WINNERS!

With an exciting parade on an absolutely gorgeous July day, the scores of participants and thousands of parade ‘watchers’ now want an update on who won!!! Well, here you go! PLEASE NOTE: if anyone has photos we can use on this site to match with the winners, that would be awesome. Contact Ellie.


1st Place:  Veterans of Foreign Wars #71

2nd Place:  Sons of the Confederacy  #69

3rd Place:  Harford County Marine Corps League #13


1st Place:  Michael Blackmer / Uncle Sam  #35

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HUGELY Successful Independence Celebration in Havre de Grace

What a great weekend to celebrate in Havre de Grace …. with a beautiful evening for First Friday downtown, followed by an extraordinary day for the parade, carnival, concert and fireworks on July 5th! I’ve been here since 1997 and I do not think I’ve experienced such a delightful day! Temps were perfect! Folks were absolutely amazing! Parade participants were full of energy (cool helps!). The crowds were staking out their place at the part for the concert and fireworks early in the day as well as along the parade route.

Here’s a bit of the fireworks finale. Just wonderful!

Just an amazing day!

The Independence Celebration Committee cannot begin to thank all the sponsors, volunteers, City of Havre de Grace DPW and Police, patient residents, vendors and parade participants, carnival folks, HeadRush – the concert band, the fireworks folks and fire dept (on standby), as well as all the families who came to enjoy a SPECTACULAR day! Thank you – thank you – thank you!