The all-volunteer Fredericksburg Fourth of July Community Parade and Patriotic Program Committee has made the decision to withdraw their application to the City of Fredericksburg to hold a parade/reverse parade on July 4th. This action effectively cancels the Fourth of July parade in any format for 2020.
After significant consideration, research and polling of previous parade participants, it was determined there was insufficient interest in the reverse parade format as approved by the Fredericksburg City Council on June 15 to produce a viable event. For the past two months, the Committee has invested significant time and resources into research, planning, and efforts to hold a parade in some format, but in the end, cancellation became the most viable option.
We appreciate what support we have received and hope to be able to produce another great patriotic event in 2021. For more information about volunteering to help with the 2021 parade and patriotic program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally started in 1991 by a group of community-minded friends, this small-town patriotic parade has grown over the years to be one that is loved by many. The parade begins promptly at 10 A.M. on July 4th, and heads east on Main Street to the Nimitz Museum. It then makes a U-turn and goes west on Main all the way to Bowie Street. Bring your lawn chairs for a great seat or use the tailgate of your pick-up to enjoy.
Come out and join us for this great Fourth of July tradition. Every entry is decorated with red, white and blue. Then stay and enjoy a free patriotic program on the Marktplatz (Market Square) at about 11:30 following the parade.