About the July 4th Parade

Garrett Hill July 4th Parade

When is the Garrett Hill Parade?
This year, the Garrett Hill Parade will be Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

I heard that Clem Macrone is getting a make-over.  Will the parade still start and end at Clem Macrone this year?

Due to the make-over at Clem Macrone, the opening ceremonies will be held at the corner of Conestoga and Williams Rd (Flip and Bailey's) where the parade will start.  The post-Parade festivities will be held at Emlen Tunnell Park on Garrett Avenue where the parade will end!

When does the Garrett Hill Parade start?

Opening ceremonies of the parade is at 10:45 a.m. at Conestoga Rd & Williams Rd.  However, if you would like to register your child's bike or small float in the parade, registration is from 9:30a.m. - 10:00, with judging to begin at 10:00a.m.


What time do we need to be at the Rosemont Business Campus for the judging?
Judging of decorated bikes and small floats begins at the Rosemont Business Campus at 10:00a.m., and registration begins at 9:30a.m.   Ensure that you are at the Rosemont Business Campus 15 minutes prior to the judging.  Check out these FAQ's about being in the parade here.

My children would like to participate in the parade.  Can they?
Yes!  Check out the FAQ's about how your children can be in the parade here.

How can I donate money towards the Parade?
The Garrett Hill Parade Committee is currently accepting donations for the parade.  Please click here to learn how to donate.

What time does the Parade end?
Typically, the parade takes about an hour from the time the parade starts to when it ends at Emlen Tunnell Park.  However, the festivities continue until 2:00p.m. at the park, where there will be food, beverages and entertainment for the entire family!

What is the Parade loop?
There have been some temporary changes to the parade route this year due to construction at Clem Macrone Park. To walk in the parade, go to the Rosemont Business Campus (RBC) as normal. This includes registration for floats, kids registration, cars in the parade, etc.
The parking lot at Emlen Tunnell Park will be closed July 2 – July 4th.
The parade will not walk on Garrett Ave between Emlen Tunnell Park and Conestoga Rd
The parade will not walk on Conestoga Rd between Garrett Ave and Rockingham Ave
Garrett Ave will be closed between the Bridge (R100 Trolley) and 68 Garrett Ave from 7:00 am – 2:00PM; the rest of Garrett Ave will be open to local traffic only after the parade has finished walking (likely after 12:00PM)