Cotuit 4th of July Parade Registration & Information

The Civic Association is pleased to once again present the Cotuit Fourth of July Parade!  This is a wonderful and much-loved kick-off to the summer season.   As in prior years, proceeds from the Cotuit Bass and Blue Fish Tournament, generously donated to the Association, help to defray the costs of the Parade.

The Parade is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. on July 4th.  It will follow the same route as in prior years. The application form for floats and groups for the Parade is attached below.  You MUST mail your completed application, including BOTH pages 1 and 2, to the Cotuit 4th of July Parade Committee, P.O. Box 704, Cotuit, MA 02635.   Pages 3, 4 and 5 of the application documents set forth rules and regulations for Parade participants to follow.

The application deadline is June 24, 2020.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation informing you of the status of your application between June 25th and  June 30th. This e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address that you provide on your application.  Permits MUST be picked up at the check-in point on July 4, 2020, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The parade starts at 11:00 a.m.  If you do NOT check in you will NOT be allowed to participate.  Permits are no longer being mailed.

ALL FLOATS/GROUPS MUST have a 4th of July theme.  NO advertising of businesses or political affiliations is allowed on floats, banners or vehicles pulling floats or items.  Signs of businesses on trucks/vehicles other than permanent markings MUST be removed/covered at all times. NO WATER of ANY KIND is allowed by any entrants.  ONLY CANDY MAY BE TOSSED SAFELY INTO THE CROWD.  OTHER ITEMS/TRINKETS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE HANDED/TOSSED OUT.

For further information or for answers to any questions you might have regarding Parade registration or the required forms, please send an e-mail to


The Parade application documents are below:

Fourth of July Application Documents – 2020

The map denoting staging areas and permit check-in is set forth below:

Staging Areas_Fourth of July Parade



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