Parade Information

Theme:

Clearly Seeing Liberty "2020"

Parade has been cancelled

Hope to see you next year in 2021
 

Download Registration Form here:    Registration/Entry Form

Parade starts from St. Daniel Catholic Church – 10:00 a.m.  Businesses, Community Organizations, individuals, famlies and friends are encouraged to participate in the parade as: Walking units, Driving an antique vehicle, Floats, Political entry, Musical entry, Animal entry. Businesses and political entries have a $35 entry fee. Nonprofits, Community Organizations, families, individuals and antique cars are free as long as they are not soliciting something. For more information, contact the Parade Committee at info@clarkstonparade.org. The Parade is approximately 90 minutes long, with approximately 100 entries.

The Clarkston Fourth of July thanks the following organizations for their help with the parade:

Bowman Chevrolet, Independence Township Board of Trustees, Clarkston Auto Body,  Clarkston City Council & Department of Public Works, Clarkston High School Music Department, The FED Restaurant, Graphmark Services, DTE Energy Theatre, Oakland County Sheriff Department, St. Daniel Catholic Church Knights of Columbus, Clarkston Optimist Club, Mt. Zion Church, Clarkston Community Schools, and the  Independence Township Fire Department.

Bike Parade

Kids decorate your bike for the 4th of July and come ride in the parade. A bike “wrangler area” will be set up in the northwest area of St. Daniel Catholic Church parking lot. Kids and bikes do not have to preregister but be in the parking lot by 9:00 a.m. the morning of the parade. Remember parents, no parking on the St. Daniel Catholic Church parking lot.

Parade Route

2020 PARADE ROUTE

The Clarkston Fourth of July Parade will assemble at St. Daniel Catholic Church parking lot. Large vehicles, if assigned by the committee, will lineup on Valley Park Drive. All other entries will be in the parking lot at their assigned times. All vehicles for an entry should entry the parking lot at the same time.

There is no parking on the St. Daniel Catholic Church parking lot. Parents may use the drive through to let students out, but no prolonged stopping at St. Daniel Catholic Church.

The Clarkston Fourth of July Parade will leave the parking lot sharply at 10:00 a.m. with a left turn onto Valley Park Drive, crossing over Holcomb Rd. to Miller Rd. Parade entries will continue down Miller Rd. and make a right turn on Main Street.

The American Legion Color Guard will lead the parade as they have done for over 70 years.

Parade entries are to stay 25 feet from the next entry for safety sake. * very important

All candy or items must be gently tossed to visitor's feet.

The first annoucers stage will be at 90 North Main Street where each entry will be introduced as time allows.

There will be a 21 gun salute by the American Legion Post #63 and the singing of the national anthem by a student from Clarkston High School.

The parade will continue south on Main Street, stopping near Rudy’s Market for the second annoucers stage.

There, each entry will be introduced again, as time allows.

There will be another 21 gun salute by the American Legion Post #63 and the singing of the national anthem by a different student from Clarkston High School.

The parade will then make a left turn onto east bound Church Street.

Parade entries march along Church Street until they come to Renaissance High School. Smaller entries, can exit the parade route through the parking gate on the right.

Large vehicles or long trailers, need to continue on Church Street to Cherrylawn Street, make a right turn on Cherrylawn Street to make their way to Waldon Road.

Porta potties are located at St. Daniel Catholic Church, 90 North Main Street, Main/Washington street parking lot and Renaissance High School.

If entries need to return to the St. Daniel Catholic Church area, they can exit Renaissance Parking Lot, with a right onto Waldon Rd, left on M-15, right on Dixie Hwy, continue NW on Dixie Hwy for 3 miles, right on Deerhill Drive, left on Dark Lake Drive to Holcomb Rd, turn right on Holcomb Rd and back to St. Daniel Catholic Church parking lot area.

Calendar

June
29th

2020 Parade has been cancelled

Hope to see you next year in 2021

Please email the Parade Committee if you missed the Registration deadline

July
4th

7:00am - Parade Line-up begins at St. Daniel Church Parking Lot

4th

Parade Lineup List

4th

9:00am - Floats are judged

4th

10:00am - Parade Starts

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