We are delighted to announce that on June 4, 2021, the Town of Barnstable authorized the Civic Association to hold the Fourth of July Parade this year.
The Parade will be held on July 4, starting at 11:30 a.m. It will begin at its usual spot in front of the Post Office. Antique cars are welcome, as are floats and walking groups for Cotuit organizations only. All antique cars, floats and walking groups must fill out the application form available below to be able to participate. Bike riders and walkers should gather at the Post Office parking lot and will be welcome to join in at the end of the Parade. Out of respect for the church service that morning, we ask that people not congregate in the area of the Church before 10:30 a.m.
We are thrilled at this beginning return to normalcy for the Village. We hope that everyone who participates will decorate their cars, floats and bikes with a festive Fourth of July theme to enhance the celebration.
There are a few things different this year in recognition of the pandemic. We will not allow anything to be thrown by any Parade participants, including candy. And we will not have the fire trucks spraying water at the school property. We also ask that all who have not been fully vaccinated wear a mask when attending or participating in the Parade. And we would like to limit the crowds, so we are not seeking to promote the event broadly.
Photos courtesy of MaryJo Boden