9TH ANNUAL DUCK 4TH OF JULY PARADE
Thursday, July 4, 2013 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. This year’s parade will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. with a concert and community social held immediately following at the Duck Town Park. Enjoy live music by Ruth Wyand & Friends, refreshments, and the awarding of parade trophies.
Check out last year’s 4th of July Parade PSA. This year’s date is Thursday, July 4th, 9:00 a.m.
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.
2013 4th of JULY PARADE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
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 2013 will be available by the end of April. For entry guidelines, 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 ages eight (8) and over 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.