4th of July Parade Registration Now Open

Parade registration for Duck’s annual Fourth of July Parade is now open! This year’s Parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 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, and the awarding of 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 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, and Parade route are located on the 4th of July page.

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 email your form to info@townofduck.com or fax it to (252) 255-1236. For questions, please do not hesitate to call us at (252) 255-1234 or email 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 Wednesday, July 4, 2012. 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.