10TH ANNUAL DUCK 4TH OF JULY PARADE
Friday, July 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
Community Social immediately following the Parade at the
Duck Town Park – 1200 Duck Road
Make plans to stay or visit the Town of Duck this 4th of July and experience why ABC News named the Town of Duck’s festivities as one of the country’s top 10 best small-town 4th of July celebrations. The 10th Annual 4th of July Parade will be held on Friday, July 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. with a concert and community social held immediately following at the Duck Town Park. The 2015 4th of July Parade will be held on Friday, July 3, and the 2016 parade will be on Monday, July 4.
Parade entry registration is now open! Please click here for the entry packet.
Thanks to all who participated in the 9th Annual 4th of July Parade and Celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Please click here to complete an online survey regarding your experience.
Check out the 2013 July 4th Parade video!
In 2013, attendees enjoyed live music was performed by Ruth Wyand & Friends, refreshments, and the awarding of parade trophies.
2013 4th of July Parade Award Recipients:
Mayor’s Award: Duck Field Research Facility
Best Homeowners Association: Caffey’s Inlet
Best Local Business: Kellogg’s Supply Co.
Spirit Award: Dan Martier Drummers
This year’s Grand Marshal is the Honorable Neil Morrison, former Mayor from 2005-2009 and Town Council Member from 2002 through 2005 and again from 2010-2011. Morrison’s important and active role in shaping the Town of Duck and his commitment to the betterment of our community were some of the reasons for the community bestowing the honor of Grand Marshal on Morrison for this year’s event.
Check out the 2012 4th of July Parade PSA.
The one-mile parade route is the same annually and begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane. The route follows Scarborough Lane towards the ocean, turns left onto Ocean Way, and then heads down Christopher Drive ending back at Duck Road (NC 12). If you are attending the parade, please arrive early so you can get a good spot on the parade route. Remember, NO PART OF THE PARADE IS ON DUCK ROAD (NC 12). And parking in Town is at a premium, so please plan to walk or ride your bicycle and be in Town well in advance of the parade start time of 9:00 a.m.
2014 4th of JULY PARADE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN APRIL
FLOATS AND GROUP ENTRIES: All floats, community groups, subdivisions, business entries, moving vehicles, and groups of walkers are required to register to participate in our parade to be assigned a staging location. The registration form for 2014 will be available in April. For entry guidelines from prior years, click here. The parade registration form must be completed in order to participate in the parade. Once completed, please mail it to the Town of Duck at P.O. Box 8369, Duck, NC 27949 or fax it to us at (252) 255-1236. For questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (252) 255-1234 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parade application, route, and guideline documents follow:
CHILDREN WALKING OR BICYCLING: The Town of Duck is also welcoming children to participate in this year’s parade by riding bicycles or walking. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Decorations and costumes are also encouraged! Children who are participating in this part of the parade do not need to register. Although, applicable parade guidelines must be followed.
OUR DOG FRIENDS: Additionally, there will be a section for our canine friends sponsored by Outer Barks. Last year, over 100 dogs walked in the Town’s parade and sported their patriotic gear! To register your dog or dogs to walk in the parade, please contact Outer Barks directly at (252) 261-6279.
DROP OFF INFORMATION: If your child, or you and your dog, would like to participate in this year’s Town of Duck Fourth of July Parade, please be at the Scarborough Lane Shoppes back parking lot by 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Please be advised that there are no parking or turnaround areas for participants at the Scarborough Lane of Scarborough Faire shopping areas, as these areas are used for parade staging and parking for employees of these shopping centers the morning of the parade.