Parade Day 2016 was PERFECT!

We couldn’t have had a more spectacular day for the parade. Some clouds and a light breeze kept it cooler. Crowds lined the streets. The sirens wailed. Kids loved it. The bands and drum and bugle corps kept feet tappin’. And the entire community played a part in the parade from politicians to public services, churches to volunteer groups, marching units from near and far, some really fun floats, and…. well… just a great time!

Havre de Grace July 4 ParadeThe “Best of…” included the following: (click on the image – then use the back arrow to return to the page – thanks)
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Spectacular Fireworks Expected for 2016

A special shout-out to JD Lawn Services for becoming a Golden Patriot Sponsor.

They REALLY helped me out of a tough spot by taking care of the island, and making arrangements for us to get a “Gator” 4 wheel drive vehicle & trailer picked up and put on the island for the Fireworks folks to use in moving all of their stuff (instead of by man power). this will all add up to the best Fireworks display Havre de Grace has ever seen!!
____ Charlie Mike (Havre de Grace Independence Committee)

Fireworks off Tydings Park during the July 4 Independence Celebration in Havre de Grace, MDIt’s great community members just like this that create an amazing and unique Havre de Grace event! Thank you JD Lawn and each and every sponsor and donation – large or small – that creates a day that everyone can enjoy!

July 4 Celebration 2016

The 2016 celebration is coming together. It’s been rumored that it will be the best parade EVER! And the fireworks, if it all works out, will be more than SPEC-TAC-U-LAR!!!


To appreciate some of the behind-the-scenes activities, enjoy this excerpt from a 2-hour interview with Carolyn Narvell. The interview took place in her home back in 2011, I believe. I was there with Kellie Boehm for the havre de grace magazine.

This interview gives a glimpse of the ‘organized chaos’ that the Havre de Grace Independence Celebration Committee experiences while creating the Norman Rockwell style July 4 celebration that includes a carnival, parade, fireworks!