The Town of Duck will hold the 9th Annual 4th of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

Please plan accordingly if you are travelling through the Town of Duck on the morning of July 4.  Businesses are also asked to advise staff as well as delivery vehicles of the anticipated congestion.  Traffic may be more congested than usual between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  The parade is expected to last for one hour and draw between 5,000-7,000 attendees.

The parade route is the same annually.  The one-mile parade route begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane, travels east towards the ocean, turns left onto Ocean Way, and then continues onto Christopher Drive to end at Pamela Court.  Be aware that there will be increased numbers of pedestrians along and crossing Duck Road (NC 12) and slow moving vehicles entering and exiting the parade route and staging areas at Plover, Scarborough Lane and Christopher Drive Please note that NO part of the parade will be on Duck Road (NC 12) and NC 12 will remain open.

A community celebration will be held immediately following the parade at the Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road.  The celebration will feature music by Ruth Wyand & Friends, refreshments, and the awarding of parade trophies.