WATERBURY'S NOT-QUITE INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Waterbury celebrates the 4th of July just a little earlier than the rest of Vermont. One of the staples of Waterbury's NQID Celebration is the annual Saturday morning parade that takes place along Main Street. Dozens of entries and floats showcase their patriotic spirit and support for small communities like Waterbury.

This Year's Theme: Kid's Favorite Characters

Date: Saturday, June 25th

Line-Up: 9:30 a.m.

The parade runs from 11 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. All traffic access through Waterbury will close from 10:30 a.m. until the final float, so expect traffic delays before and after the parade. After the parade, make your way out to the BBQ & Music Festival taking place at Farr's Field, two miles west of Waterbury.

SEEKING PARADE ENTRIES AND FLOATS

All area organizations, businesses and families are highly encouraged to make a float and participate in the parade. Any children who wish to dress up as their favorite character may march in the parade accompanied by their favorite adult. They will march toward the front of the parade behind the Grand Marshall and this year’s mascot.

Parade Winners: Entrants will be judged in three categories – Best Overall Use of Theme, Most Patriotic, and Most Entertaining Lawn Tractor. Judging will be done during line-up prior to the parade and will start at 10:15 a.m. Winners will be announced by the emcee as they pass by Arvad’s. Each winning team will receive trophies/banners as well as four tickets to the BBQ & Music Festival.

For more information or to register to be in the parade please contact Clair Shepard at cashepard@aol.com or 802.244.7240. We look forward to many participants and hope to see you in the parade!