2011 Duck 4th of July Parade and Flash Mob

Parade registration for Duck’s annual Fourth of July Parade is now open! This year’s parade will be held on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. with a concert and community social being held immediately following at the Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road.

The after event includes music by Ruth Wyand & Friends, refreshments, the awarding of parade trophies, and a very special “Event of a Lifetime” Flash Mob. A flash mob is a choreographed dance routine which will feature parade entrants, community members, and volunteers. The Flash Mob is being held in conjunction with obxBrides.

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. The Parade is set to last for one hour and anticipates about 7,000 attendees.


The Parade registration form, entry guidelines, parade route, and Flash Mob information are located on our website at townofduck.com/duck4th.

FLASH MOB PARTICIPATION: Everyone is welcome to join us! To participate, you should attend at least two of the following practices (with the last one being a dress rehearsal). The practices will be held at the Duck Town Park. If you are interested, please let us know at info@townofduck.com, call us at (252) 255-1234, or just show up for the practices.

Practices are scheduled for:

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. – Dress Rehearsal- Wear Red, White, & Blue!

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 parade registration form must be completed and returned by June 30 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 info@townofduck.com.

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 Monday, July 4, 2011. 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.

For information on the Town of Duck’s Annual 4th of July parade, visit townofduck.com/4thofjuly, Facebook: Town of Duck, e-mail info@townofduck.com., or call (252) 255-1234.

2010 Parade Winner of the Mayor’s Award: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Duck Research Pier.