To kick off the morning of Independence Day, join us at the annual July 4th Celebration Parade along highway 49 through beautiful Harrisburg, NC. Spend the morning with the community while we honor our Military and their families. The parade will feature tractors, floats, trailers, bands and much more!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 PARADE WINNERS:
Best Decorated Tractor:
1st – Stumptown Tractors and Engine Club – Ernie Jones
2nd – Almond Farm
3rd – Matt Nicholas
Most Patriotic Float:
1st – Cabarrus County Government
2nd – Christ Embassy Church Charlotte
3rd – Micah Van Signature Home Accents
Most Original Float:
1st – Cub Scouts Pack 83 Rocky River Presbyterian
2nd – Harrisburg Presbyterian Church
3rd – Oasis Buccaneers
2018 Parade Information:
We will begin the parade at Captain Steve's in Harrisburg and it will travel north down Highway 49.The parade will turn right onto Harrisburg Veterans Road and conclude at the intersection of Harrisburg Veterans Road and Stallings Road (this is new for 2018). All walking groups, including bands, will be directed to turn right onto School Circle off Harrisburg Veteran's Road. All other parade participants should continue over the bridge and will end at Stallings Road.
The 2018 Harrisburg July 4th Celebration parade is scheduled for Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 9 a.m.
The deadline for the 2018 Parade has passed. Please join us in 2019!
The Harrisburg July 4th Celebration Parade is one of the largest and most well-attended parades in the area. Folks line up along Highway 49 to see the array of military and non-military floats, businesses, walkers, bands, performers, equestrian groups and fire trucks that participate in the parade annually. The Harrisburg July 4th Parade is also televised on Cabarrus County Channel 22.
We invite military and veterans groups, equestrian groups, fire trucks, schools, bands, performance groups, floats and more to participate!
Location and Parade Route: The Harrisburg July 4th Celebration Parade will take place at 9 a.m. on July 4, 2018. The Parade will begin at Captain Steve's Restaurant on Highway 49 and travel north down Highway 49 through Harrisburg. The Parade will turn right onto Harrisburg Veterans Road and conclude at the intersection of Harrisburg Veterans Road and Stallings Road.
Please Note: All walking groups, including bands, will be directed to turn right onto School Circle from Harrisburg Veteran's Road. If you are a spectator standing on Harrisburg Veteran's Road between School Circle and Stallings Road, you will not see any walking groups.
Spectators: For safety reasons, please do not stand on the southbound lane side of Highway 49 to view the parade.
If you have submitted an application to be in the parade, you will receive your parade line up number, line up time and location in the mail a few days prior to the July 4th parade. Once the parade line up is finalized, we will mail you specific information as to where to be and what time to arrive the morning of July 4th. Parade line up locations are as follows: Captain Steve's Restaurant, Caldwell Rd., JTG Racing, Wilbert Plastics (the road alongside this business) and Harrisburg Industrial Park Drive. Line up times vary from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. Our goal is to have everyone lined up and ready to go prior to the parade start at 9 a.m.
If you have specific questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation office prior to July 4th at 704-455-7275.
Please note, there is little to no parking at these parade locations. If you are participating in the parade as a group (Boy or Girl Scouts, Church groups, etc.) please try to carpool or have someone drop you off at the parade line up locations.