4th of July Festivities


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, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Immediately following the parade, join us at the Town Park, 1200 Duck Road, for live music from Just Playn’ Dixieland, cold refreshments, and the awarding of the parade trophies!

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 at Duck Road (NC 12). No part of the parade takes place on Duck Road (NC 12). Judging of parade entries will take place at 111 Scarborough Lane in front of Advice 5¢ Bed & Breakfast. 

The 2015 4th of July Parade will be held on Friday, July 3, and the 2016 parade will be on Monday, July 4.



Please click here for the entry packet.

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. Please click here for the registration form and guidelines. 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, email it to events@townofduck.com, or fax it to 252.255.1236. For questions, please call 252.255.1234 or e-mail events@townofduck.com.

Parade application, route, and guideline documents follow:

2014 4th of July Parade Entry Packet
Parade Route Map

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 Friday, July 4, 2014. 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.