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Independence Day Parade

As the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America states – “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” – those words will come to life in the 2016 Philadelphia Independence Day Parade, as the parade unfolds into an amazing procession of patriotism, diversity, inclusion and American pride.

While Revolutionary leaders and civilians gathered in front of Independence hall 240 years ago to celebrate the birth of our Nation, parade participants of all aspects of American life, 240 years later, now have the opportunity to parade in front of the Birthplace of our nation in this historical Wawa Welcome America! Independence Parade.

The parade will feature over ten floats, offering a wide range of entertainment, and will also include Miss America 2016 – Betty Cantrell as well as a long list of historical, cultural, and musical elements. This is a parade you do not want to miss!

The parade will step off at 11:00 AM on July 4th starting at 5th & Chestnut Streets and travel west on Chestnut Street to 9th Street, where the parade will travel North to Market Street, then east on Market Street to Front Street, and will end at Front and Chestnut Streets.

View a map of the Independence Day Parade below  (click here to download)

 

PARADE PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:

  • WAWA
  • HQ BATTERY 3RD BATTALION, 14TH MARINE REGIMENT COLOR GUARD
  • MATTATUCK DRUM BAND
  • THE PENNSYLVANIA WWI CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE
  • THE PEACE CORPS OF PHILADELPHIA
  • JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST AIR FORCE BASE HONOR GUARD
  • NAVY CLUB OF THE USA – SHIP 166
  • JERSEY SURF DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS
  • VIETNAM ALLIED VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA
  • DELAWARE BAY SECTOR COAST GUARD HONOR GUARD
  • BEIRUT VETERANS OF AMERICA
  • VISIT PHILADELPHIA™
  • MISS PHILADELPHIA
  • MISS PHILADELPHIA OUTSTANDING TEEN
  • SOUNDS OF SOAR
  • WILLIAM AND HANNAH PENN
  • DEVGARJANA PERCUSSION GROUP
  • STONE VALLEY MINI PRANCERS
  • NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
  • BEN FRANKLIN, BETSY ROSS, JOHN ADAMS, AND THOMAS JEFFERSON
  • HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA
  • TILLER SISTERS SINGING GROUP
  • 3RD AND 6TH US COLORED TROOPS
  • AMERICAN WOMENS HERITAGE SOCIETY
  • CHAPPARELLS BATON AND DRUM CORPS
  • GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA
  • PHILADELPHIA POLICE EXPLORER CADETS
  • CAPORALES SAN SIMON
  • GARRISON CARIDA LOCAL CHAPTER – 501ST LEGION
  • MISS PENNSYLVANIA
  • MISS NEW JERSEY
  • MISS DELAWARE
  • MISS PENNSYLVANIA OUTSTANDING TEEN
  • MISS NEW JERSEY OUTSTANDING TEEN
  • MISS DELAWARE OUTSTANDING TEEN
  • DJ DRE MONEY AND 50/50 LG ENTERTAINMENT
  • NBC 10
  • PHILADELPHIA SOUL – SOULMATES AND OFFICIAL JUNIOR DANCE TEAM
  • T-MOBILE VEHICLE
  • PHILADELPHIA GAY NEWS
  • MISS FANCY BRIGADE
  • HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MIDTOWN
  • WAWA RAINBOW ALLIANCE
  • HEGEMAN STRING BAND
  • LAMDA CAR CLUB INTERNATINAL – DELAWARE VALLEY REGION
  • CHINESE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION
  • PRYMID TEMPLE #1 FOOT PATROL
  • AME BISHOP RIDING INA COUNTY CORVETTE CAR
  • AFRICAN AMERICAN EPISCOPAL BICENTENNIAL
  • PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
  • RICHARD ALLEN
  • AME GOSPEL CHOIR
  • TASTYKAKE
  • FALUN DAFA WAIST DRUM BAND
  • FRATERNIDAD CULTURAL PACHAMAMA
  • FILIPINO AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA
  • PHILIPPINES MIGRANT HERITAGE COMMISSION
  • JANE BARON’S ACADEMY OF DANCE
  • MISS AMERICA 2016 – BETTY CANTRELL
  • WAWA MILITARY VETERANS ALLIANCE
  • JOSEPH A. FERKO STRING BAND
  • CHERYL CHICKEY’S ALL AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
  • 78TH ARMY BAND
  • UPPER DARBY POLICE HONOR GUARD
  • DARBY FIRE COMPANY
  • PENNSYLVANIA GRAND LODGE OF FREEMASONS
  • MALVERN FIRE COMPANY
  • DOWNINGTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT
  • TIBETAN ASSOCIATION OF PHILADELPHIA
  • AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER
  • CONESTOGA ANGELS DRILL TEAM
  • ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
  • SAMBOS DE CORAZON USA
  • COUNTY CORVETTE ASSOCIATION
  • PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

PARADE FUN FACTS:

In 2009, it was the first time in history that the Independence Day Parade took place exclusively in the Old City District of the City.

More than 80,000 spectators from all over the world and nation line the parade route each year

Over 4,000 participants will participate in the 2016 parade from the entire Mid-Atlantic region from Connecticut to Virginia and as far West as Ohio!

Producers are already working on the 2017 parade before this parade even takes place.

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Venue Name : Independence Mall
Address : 1 N Independence Mall W
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States

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