Chatham, Massachusetts

2021 Parade Theme:

“Chatham: From ‘Shell-tering” by the Sea to Celebrating a New Beginning”.


The July 4 th Parade Committee has announced the prize categories for this year’s float entries. While the Select Board will make a decision June 1 st on whether the parade will be in-person or virtual, the Committee still plans on awarding prizes for entries inspired by this year’s parade theme: “Chatham: From ‘Shell-tering” by the Sea to Celebrating a New Beginning”.

The categories are as follows:

  • Best Overall Entry
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place
  • Best Youth Entry
  • Best Patriotic Entry
  • Best Small Entry
  • Best Large Entry
  • Best Civic Entry
  • Best Funny Entry
  • Best Family Entry
  • Best Use of Technology
  • Most Environmentally Friendly

Parade entry forms and nominations for Parade Grand Marshal will be available in early May. Whether in-person or virtual, the Committee looks forward to another year of clever and imaginative floats and all-around fun, in the same spirit that Chatham has always celebrated the Fourth of July!


The 2020 Virtual Parade was a Wonderful Success! Thank you to all who participated!


A big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted photos and videos for our virtual parade. The Chatham Independence Day Parade Committee is grateful for the enthusiastic show of community spirit that made the virtual parade possible. Thank you, everyone!

If you missed it, you can watch the Virtual Parade anytime on YouTube:


Here are a few more photos that didn’t quite make it into the video:

July 4 2020