|Award Categories||2018 Winner||Float #|
|OVERALL BEST in Parade||Phillips Farm Family||#26|
|OVERALL 2nd Place||Bog Lane Farm||#1|
|OVERALL 3rd Place||Friends of Monomoy||#57|
|Best Youth Float||Monomoy Regional School District||#23|
|Most Patriotic Float||Bog Lane Farm||#1|
|Best Small Float||Fisherman’s Daughter||#53|
|Best Large Float||Kathleen Kelly & Jenn Gilmartin||#35|
|Best Civic Float||Wildcare||#21|
|Funniest Float||Fitzgerald Family||#29|
|Best Family Float||Magner Family||#50|
Born and raised in Chatham, Brooke Linell was the talented singer who started the parade last year. She graduated last year from Nauset Regional High School. She has been pursuing her studies at the University of New Hampshire this past year.
Judges for this years parade will be
- Brad Schiff
- Danielle Jeanloz
- Francesca Barr, Monomoy High School Valedictorian
The grand marshal for this years parade will be Hank Hyora!
Parade Theme: “Hooked on Chatham“
PARADE ENTRY SUBMISSIONS DUE JUNE 1st! Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you in the parade! You can submit your registration here: Parade Entrant Registration Form
Rules for Participation – These rules are for the safety of everyone. Not following these rules could jeopardize your participation in the parade and future parades, with the decision of the Chatham Independence Day Parade Committee being final.
- No float apparatus or act can exceed 14 feet height from street level and width must not exceed 8 feet.
- All floats and displays must be free from images reflecting cruelty, denigration or abuse to persons or groups, because of race, creed, gender or economic status.
- Emergency vehicles must be given right of way at all times.
- Entrants must abide by all laws of the land.
- Participants must remain grouped within parade boundaries or as directed by Police or Parade Monitors. If the parade stops, participant groups must remain together. Unauthorized stops along the parade route are not permitted. It is essential to keep pace throughout the parade for the best experience for the spectators and the other entrants.
- Drinking alcoholic beverages is prohibited while in line before start of parade and during parade.
Throwing anything to the crowd from floats, trucks and cars, including candy is strictly prohibited. This creates a potential dangerous situation with implication of safety and injury.
Logistics – Entrants’ position number in the parade will be assigned by June 24th , and will be listed on the Independence Day Parade Committee website and appear in the June 27th issue of the Chronicle.
On June 28, June 29, and June 30 entrants may pre-register and pick up their position number flags at the Chatham Police Department at 249 George Ryder Road.
Pre Check In JUNE 28 – 8:00am – 1:00pm
Pre Check In JUNE 29 – 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Pre Check In JUNE 30 – 9:00am – 11:00am
On parade day, entrants who did not check in during the pre-registration times must check in and receive their position number from a Parade Monitor stationed on Shore Road near the Chatham Town Fish Pier on July 4th. All entrants must be registered and checked in at the staging area on Shore Road no later than their designated time —
- Entry #1 through #33 arrive between 7:00am – 7:30am
- Entry #34 through #65 arrive between 7:30am – 8:00am
- Entries #66 and up arrive between 8:00am – 8:30am
- All registration must be completed by 8:30am
Entrants will then proceed to their numbered stake on Shore Road. Position number must be displayed on the left side of the entry.
For those wishing to park at the Monomoy Regional Middle School shuttle bus will take you to Shore Road. This shuttle will run starting at 6:30AM.
The parade begins at 9:30am at the intersection of Shore Road and Main Street, and finishes at the intersection of Crowell Road and Tip Cart Road. Please adhere to police instructions for exiting the parade area.
A shuttle will run from the end of the parade back to the Monomoy Regional Middle School.
- To qualify for awards, the entry must be consistent with the theme.
- All awards are determined solely at the discretion of the Judges.
- Entries are viewed by Judges along the parade route. The Judges’ reviewing stand is located on the lawn of the First United Methodist Church at the intersection of Main Street and Cross Street. Please do not stop here and delay the parade.
- Your entry may win more than one award.
- The entrant position numbers which you will receive at registration on parade day, are to be placed on left hand side of the entry (so that they will face the judges stand).
- Overall Best – 1st Place which will be recognized by an engraved
brass plaque on the Chatham Parade Trophy displayed at Town Hall.
- 2nd Place
- 3rd Place
- Most Patriotic
- Best Small Float (under 20 feet)
- Best Large Float (over 20 feet)
- Best Family Float
- Best Civic Organization/Non-Profit
- Best Youth (participants under 18 years old)
The Overall Best – First Place Winner – will be recognized by an engraved brass plaque on the Chatham Parade Trophy displayed at Town Hall.
All of the category award winners will receive a custom-designed engraved plaque which will be presented at an awards ceremony during the next Board of Selectmen meeting scheduled after July 4th.
The countdown is on! The Chatham Independence Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce the theme for the 2018 Independence Day Parade – Hooked on Chatham!
As is the custom, the Committee solicited theme ideas from the public and this year’s theme was suggested by Suzanne Schneeberger, a regular visitor to Chatham who lives in Connecticut and is looking forward to the parade. The theme represents the idea that many people who live in or visit Chatham become “hooked” on many aspects of life here, and not just the fishing, but the boating, shopping, and dining; its beauty, history, beaches, and any reason that you are “hooked” on Chatham! “Let’s face it, we are all hooked on Chatham!” is how Schneeberger put it.
Parade participants will use the theme for inspiration to design their entries and be creative with why they are “hooked on Chatham.” Thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets of downtown Chatham for this year’s Independence Day Parade on Wednesday, the Fourth of July. “We announce the theme this early so prospective entrants can start designing their entries. There are a lot of creative people in this town and it’s amazing what they come up with each year,” Chairman Bohannon said.
Prize categories for float entries will be announced by the end of February and the entry form will be available in early March. You will be able to find the online form and downloadable form on this website starting in March. Forms will also be emailed to previous entrants in hopes of them joining us again.
Nominations for Parade Grand Marshal will be accepted during the month of May and the decision will be announced in June.
The Chatham Independence Day Committee is looking for additional volunteers to get involved with planning and managing the parade activities. Interested people should contact the committee at Chathamparade@gmail.com.
|Award Categories||2017 Winner||Float #|
|OVERALL BEST in Parade||Bog Lane Farm||#91|
|OVERALL 2nd Place||Phillips Farm Family||#53|
|OVERALL 3rd Place||Chatham Pottery||#24|
|Best Youth Float||Ken Owens Memorial Soccer Jamboree||#94|
|Most Patriotic Float||John Cassaboon||#32|
|Best Small Float||Fitzgerald Family||#56|
|Best Large Float||Cape Cod Beach Chair||#4|
|Best Civic Float||Friends of Monomoy||#95|
|Funniest Float||Return of the Bridge Street Buccaneers||#1|
|Best Family Float||Magner Family||#80|
Chatham Police Department
Chatham Veterans’ Auxiliary
|USCG Station Chatham|
|US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Cape Cod Flotilla 11-1 (Chatham)|
Chatham Fire Department
Chatham Town Flag
|The Chatham Band|
|1||Bog Lane Farm|
|3||Cape Cod Model A Club|
|4||Model Club of Cape CodF|
|5||Model A Club of Cape Cod|
|6||Cape Cod Model A Club|
|7||Extraordinary Arts LLC – CANCELLED|
|9||Benjamin T. Nickerson, Inc|
|11||Monomoy Yacht Club|
|13||Boston College Club of Cape Cod|
|14||Chatham Municipal Airport- CCFC|
|16||Capt. Joshua Gray-Jonathan Hatch Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution|
|17||Chatham Hood Bikes|
|18||Beach Bum Surf Co.|
|22||Chatham Shellfish Compnay|
|23||Monomoy Regional School District|
|24||All Worn Out Jug Band – CANCELLED|
|25||John C Domos Carpentry|
|26||Phillips Farm Family|
|29||The FitzGerald Family|
|30||Chatham Drama Guild|
|32||Chandler Travis Philharmonic Trombone Shout Band|
|33||Chatham Orpheum Theater|
|34||Sacrred Surf School|
|35||Kathleen Kelly and Jenn Gilmartin|
|36||Cape Cod Water Sports|
|37||Chatham Democratic Town Comittee|
|39||The Clifford Family|
|40||New England Vacation Rentals|
|41||Chatham Athletic Association|
|42||Steve Morgan and the Kingfish|
|45||Freedom Cruise Line|
|47||All Points beautiful|
|50||The Magner Family|
|51||The Cape Cod Fiddlers|
|52||The Fisher Family|
|54||Ports and Company|
|56||Ken Owens Memorial Soccer Jamboree|
|57||Friends of Monomoy|
|58||Paul Jenkins and Sons, Inc|
|60||John Cassaboon/Al Boragine|
|62||The Chatham Squire|
|63||Captain Santa & friends|
|64||First Night Chatham|
|65||Chatham Bars Inn|
|66||United States Power Squadrons – Cape Cod|
|67||Cape Cod Beach Chair Company|
|68||Regional Consulting Company|
|69||Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band|
|71||Del Mar Vacations|
|72||Oasis Salon and Day Spa|
|73*85||Chatham Republican Town Committee|
|74||Chatham Window Washing|
|77||Stage Harbor Yacht Club|
|79||First Crush Winery|
|81||Outermost Harbor Marine|
|83||monomoy community services|
|84||sweet tomatoes pizza|
|86||Oyster River Boatyard|
|87||The Chatham Fiddle Company|
|88||Atlantic White Shark Conservancy/Everglades Boats|
|91||Chatham Yacht Club|
|92||Redemption Rock Church of Cape Cod|
|94||Cape Shark Co.|
|96||Chris Fitz Band|