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National Independence Day Parade

Washington, D.C.

Thursday, July 4, 2024
11:45 AM

National Independence Day Parade
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Tempe, AZ 85281

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National Independence Day Parade Nowhere is there greater excitement on America's birthday than in the nation's capital. The National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. takes place annually on July 4th. The parade is a patriotic, flag-waving, red-white-and-blue celebration of America's birthday. An enthusiastic audience numbering hundreds of thousands gathers to view the procession of invited bands, military and specialty units, and floats.

The parade travels on Constitution Avenue along the National Mall from 7th to 17th Street. The parade is co-hosted by the National Park Service and produced by Diversified Events, which is under contract to the National Park Service. Also involved is Music Celebrations International which has selected and provided arrangements for bands marching in the National Independence Day Parade for many years.

National Independence Day Parade The National Selection Committee's goal is for the parade to include representation from all parts of the United States. Marching bands interested to participate must submit a recording, photos and biographical information detailing experience and honors such as past adjudication results or festival ratings. Marching bands are selected on the basis of overall quality and geographical, ethnic and stylistic diversity.

Many participants and band directors have enjoyed experiencing the patriotism, inspiration and spectacle of July 4th in the nation's capital. It's a place and time where people put aside differences and unite to celebrate the birth of this country and the freedoms it preserves.

The parade is streamed on the National Independence Day Parade Facebook page LIVE at 11:45 AM (Eastern), and on its YouTube channel at 5:00 PM.

2023 Participating Bands

• Belding High School Marching Band, Belding, Michigan
• Dell Rapids High School Marching Band, Dell Rapids, South Dakota
• Evan E. Worthing Early College High School Pride of Sunnyside Marching Band, Houston, Texas
• Fort Dodge All-American Dodger Marching Band, Ft. Dodge, Iowa
• Grant High School Cougar Band, Dry Prong, Louisiana
• Hermiston High School Band, Hermiston, Oregon
• James Campbell High School Marching Band, Ewa Beach, Hawaii
• James S. Rickards High School Raider Band, Tallahassee, Florida
• John F. Kennedy Marching Eagles, Waterbury, Connecticut
• Loreauville High School Marching Band, Loreauville, Louisiana
• Mariachi Aztlán de Pueblo High School, Tucson, Arizona
• Marion Patriot Band, Marion, Arkansas
• Mississippi Lions All-State Band, Mississippi
• Modesto City School Marching Band, Modesto, California
• Naugatuck High School Marching Band, Naugatuck, Connecticut
• New Orleans Military & Maritime Academy Marching Band, New Orleans, Louisiana
• North Hardin Trojan Marching Band, Radcliff, Kentucky
• Northridge High School Jaguar Pride Marching Band, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
• Port Richmond High School Marching Band, Staten Island, New York
• Pride of Rochester Marching Band, Rochester, New York
• Pulaski Blue Devils, Pulaski, New York
• South Caldwell High School Spartan Band, Hudson, North Carolina
• St. Mary's Dominican High School Band, New Orleans, Louisiana
• Stockbridge Mighty Marching Tigers, Stockbridge, Georgia
• Sulphur High School Golden Tornado Marching Band, Sulphur, Louisiana
• Tupelo High School Marching Band, Tupelo, Mississippi
• West High School Viking Regiment, Bakersfield, California

Related Events

The National Independence Day Parade is a substantial part of, but by no means the only, excitement of being in the nation's capital on July 4th.
• A National Folklife Festival on the Mall features different cultures in the Americas and a variety of ethnic groups.
• In the evening, parade participants are part of the audience of "A Capitol Fourth" — the PBS Concert at the Capitol Building, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and one of the country's largest fireworks displays.

Future Dates

Thursday, July 4, 2024
Friday, July 4, 2025
Saturday, July 4, 2026
(Always held on July 4)

For More Information

National Independence Day Parade Web:

Email: Contact Us

Mail: National Independendence Day Parade
1440 S. Priest Dr. #102
Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone: 800-395-2036

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