Parade Traffic Advisory & Parking Restrictions

The following advisory and information on parking restrictions has been posted by the Chatham Police Department.

Starting at 02:30 a.m. on July 4, “NO PARKING” restrictions will go into effect. The area affected is the Main Street Downtown Business District from the Rotary/Old Harbor Road to the intersection Main Street and Shore Road. There will be NO PARKING-TOW AWAY ZONE restrictions on the Town Hall side of Main Street. No chairs will be allowed on Main Street until AFTER 02:30 a.m.

Beginning at 06:30 a.m. there will be a one-way (southbound) traffic pattern on Shore Road, from Old Harbor Road to Main Street. This will remain in effect until the end of the parade proceeds onto Main Street.
The downtown business area will be closed to ALL motor vehicle traffic at 08:30 a.m.

The intersection of Route 28, Main Street and Crowell Road will be closed at 09:00 a.m., and ALL inbound traffic will be detoured onto Old Queen Anne Road, with the exception of vehicles that need to access the Stage Harbor/Oyster Pond/Cedar Street area, which
will be detoured on to Queen Anne Road.

“NO PARKING” signs, traffic cones and barricades will be placed at various locations along the parade route and surrounding streets. Uniformed Police Officers will be posted to assist with traffic. Please follow Officer’s directions on exiting town after the parade. Officers may have alternate routes that will shorten your time in traffic as
opposed to directions suggested by your GPS systems.

It has been confirmed that the parade route  will again be the extended route.

Please note that Barcliff Ave will be closed at 7am. Access to Shore Road is via Main Street or Route 28.

The route map, parking and rest room locations can be found Here

Shore Road will be closed at 06:30 except for parade floats. Entry will only be possible from the traffic lights.

Barcliff Road will be closed for traffic towards Shore Road

Main Street to Shore Road will close at approximately 08:30.

Parade starts at 9:30am!

Announcing the Grand Marshal, Judges, Master of Ceremonies, and National Anthem Singer for the 2019 Parade!

We are proud to announce some of the esteemed participants in the 
2019 Chatham July 4th Parade:


The Grand Marshal for the 2019 parade will be Ivan Bassett, a lifelong resident of Chatham and beloved fixture in the community.  As a signalman in World War II, Mr. Bassett served in every major battle in the Pacific, including Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and won 10 battle stars.  After the war, he returned to Chatham, married and raised a family, and worked for the local fire department and school system. We can’t think of a more perfect individual to represent this year’s parade theme, “Chatham Honors You! Service Members Past, Present, Future.”  


The Judges for the 2019 parade will be:

  • Danielle Jeanloz, Executive Director of the Atwood House and Museum
  • Patricia Vreeland, former Chatham High School nurse and volunteer extraordinaire
  • Perry Comeau, Valedictorian of Monomoy Regional High School Class of 2019


Sarah Colvin, local Cape Cod broadcast journalist, will return as Master of Ceremonies, and after a wonderful performance last year, Brooke Linnell, Nauset Regional High School Class of 2017, will sing our National Anthem!  

The Parade Order has been set for the 2019 Independence Day parade!

2019 Parade Order

2019 Parade Order
Chatham Police Department
Chatham Veterans
Chatham Veterans' Auxiliary
USCG Station Chatham
US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Cape Cod Flotilla 11-1 (Chatham)
Chatham Fire Department
Chatham Town Flag
Chatham Selectmen
The Chatham Band
Grand Marshal
1 Phillips Farm Family
2 Chatham Scouts
3 Nauset Sea Scouts
4 Larry Gordon
5 Sam & Kevin Foley
6 Canon Hill
7 Chatham Men's Club
8 Model A Club of Cape Cod
9 John Schnyer
10 Paul Bosnyak
11 Chatham Squire
12 Chatham Democratic Committee
13 Gilmartin/Kelly
14 Joshua Bennett
15 DY Marching Band
16 Chatham Yacht Club
17 Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
18 Chatham's Uncle Sam
19 Boston College Club of Cape Cod
20 Magner Family
21 Lily Pulitzer
22 Daughters of American Revolution
23 Hydrangea Walk
24 Oyster River Boatyard
25 Summer Sitters
26 The Chatham Fiddle Company
27 Southern Tide Chatham
28 DelMar Vacations
29 Outermost Marine
30 Clifford Excavation
31 Quigley Family Reunion
32 Santa & Company
33 Pine Acres Realty / Chatham Concierge
34 Highland Light Scottish Band
35 Pilgrim's Landing
36 Ryde Clean
37 Chatham Republican Town Committee
38 Oasis Salon & Day Spa
39 John and Margie Mancini
40 New England Vacation Rentals
41 Chatham Athletic Association (Anglers)
42 Chandler Travis Philharmonic
43 First Crush Winery
45 Cape Cod Police K-9 Fund
46 Ports & Company
47 Redemption Rock Church of Cape Cod
48 Kenny Owens Memorial Soccer Jamboree
50 The Fisher Family
51 Chatham Hood Bikes
53 All Points Beautiful
54 Stage Harbor Yacht Club
55 Cape Shark
56 We Can
57 Dreamers Dixieland
58 Chatham Bars Inn
59 Chatham Village Vacation Properties
60 The Dredge Report
61 Chatham Works
62 Colton Hemingway
63 Colonial Performers of 1776!
64 Chatham Orpheum Theatre
65 Steve Morgan and the Kingfish
66 Benjamin T Nickerson
67 Depot Dogs/Buca's
69 The Cape Cod Fiddlers
70 TA DA / Chatham Design Center
71 Fear Town Haunted House
72 Yarmouth Minutemen
73 Orleans Village Properties
74 Clifford Family
75 The Placeholders
76 Fleeting Moments Photography
78 John C Domos, John Kelley, Les Clemons
79 Carleton Pearl
80 Chatham Drama Guild
81 Chatham Window Washing
82 RJ's Beauty
83 Chatham Valet Inc.
85 Chatham Living by the Sea Magazine
86 Monomoy Yacht Cub
87 Sustainable Practices
88 America's Boating Club Cape Cod
89 Rotary Club of Chatham
91 Mid-Cape Home Centers
92 That's All Folks
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