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2019 parade applications are now open

Ready to submit an entry for a float in the 2019 Chatham Independence Day Parade? Then visit our entry submissions page at It only takes a minute to get yourselves registered.

DEADLINE IS JUNE 1st! Please be sure to read our “Essential Information” page for all  important information for entrants!

Essential entrant information for the 2019 parade

2019 Theme

Chatham Honors You!

Service Members Past, Present, Future



Requirements for Entry:  

Submit your entry online here: Register your Entry Now

If you prefer a paper form, click here: Parade Registration Form 2019  Return your signed application and any questions by June 1, 2019 by emailing it to, or bringing it to the Chatham Town Hall.

Please email any questions to All Entries will be reviewed by the Independence Day Parade Committee, and if it does not meet all requirements, participation will be denied.  Everything must be filled out completely for the application to be accepted.

Applications received after the June 1, 2019 deadline may NOT BE ACCEPTED

Safety Rules in Conjunction with the Chatham Police Department:

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 Entries 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 other entrants.
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages is prohibited while in line before start of parade and during parade.

Throwing anything to the crowd, including candy is strictly prohibited. This creates a potential dangerous situation with implication of safety and injury.

Logistics of Parade:

  • Entrants’ position number in the parade will be assigned and listed on the Independence Day Parade Committee website on June 24th and appear in the June 27th issue of the Cape Cod Chronicle.  Date of registration will not factor into parade position.
  • All entrants must be checked in and in parade position at your numbered staging area on Shore Road no later than the times designated below:
        • Entry #1 through #33 check in between 7:00am – 7:30am


        • Entry #34 through #65 check in between 7:30am – 8:00am


        • Entries #66 and up check in between 8:00am – 8:30am


        • All entrants must be in parade position by 8:30am


      • Position number must be displayed on the LEFT side of the Entry.

Prior to parade day, entrants are encouraged to check in and pick up their position number flags at the Chatham Police Department at 249 George Ryder Road on the following days/times:

  • Saturday, JUNE 29 – 8:00am – 1:00pm  
  • Monday, JULY 1 – 2:00pm – 7:00pm  
  • Tuesday, JULY 2 – 9:00am – 11:00am


  • Entrants who are not able to check in during the above times must check in prior to positioning on Shore Road with a Parade Monitor stationed at the Chatham Town Fish Pier on the morning of July 4th.
  • 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.


    • For those wishing to park at the Monomoy Regional Middle School, a shuttle bus will take you to Shore Road. This shuttle will run starting at 6:30AM.


  • The shuttle will run from the end of the parade back to the Monomoy Regional Middle School.

Parade Judging:

      • 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.

Parade Award Categories:

    • Overall Best Entry – 1st Place which will be recognized by an engraved brass plaque on the Chatham Parade Trophy displayed at Town Hall.
    • 2nd Place Entry
    • 3rd Place Entry
    • Best Large Float (over 20 feet)
    • Best Small Float (under 20 feet)
    • Best Youth Entry (participants under
      18 years old)
    • Most Patriotic Entry
    • Funniest Entry
    • Best Family Entry
    • Best Civic Entry

All of the category award winners will receive a custom-designed engraved plaque which will be presented at an
awards ceremony during a Board of Selectmen meeting later in July.


Parade order for the 2018 Independence Day parade is now set!

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 Bog Lane Farm
2 Chatham Scouts
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
8 Jack Wills
9 Benjamin T. Nickerson, Inc
10 Yarmouth Minutemen
11 Monomoy Yacht Club
12 Centercourt
13 Boston College Club of Cape Cod
14 Chatham Municipal Airport- CCFC
15 DY Band
16 Capt. Joshua Gray-Jonathan Hatch Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
17 Chatham Hood Bikes
18 Beach Bum Surf Co.
19 Medfield
20 Island Pursuit
21 Wild Care
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
27 Summer Sitters
28 Codcomm/
29 The FitzGerald Family
30 Chatham Drama Guild
31 Paul Bosnyak
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
38 Canon Hill
39 The Clifford Family
40 New England Vacation Rentals
41 Chatham Athletic Association
42 Steve Morgan and the Kingfish
43 Timothy Davis
44 RJ’s Beauty
45 Freedom Cruise Line
47 All Points beautiful
48 Southern Tide
49 ChefDazzer
50 The Magner Family
51 The Cape Cod Fiddlers
52 The Fisher Family
53 Fisherman’s Daughter
54 Ports and Company
55 Jessica Zinger
56 Ken Owens Memorial Soccer Jamboree
57 Friends of Monomoy
58 Paul Jenkins and Sons, Inc
60 John Cassaboon/Al Boragine
61 John Kelley
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
70 FatFace
71 Del Mar Vacations
72 Oasis Salon and Day Spa
73 Baker-Polito Campaign
73*85 Chatham Republican Town Committee
74 Chatham Window Washing
75 The Placeholders
76 Clifford Excavation
77 Stage Harbor Yacht Club
79 First Crush Winery
80 Dreamers Dixieland
81 Outermost Harbor Marine
82 Hydrangea Walk
83 monomoy community services
84 sweet tomatoes pizza
86 Oyster River Boatyard
87 The Chatham Fiddle Company
88 Atlantic White Shark Conservancy/Everglades Boats
89 Bayberry Lane
90 Chillers
91 Chatham Yacht Club
92 Redemption Rock Church of Cape Cod
93 Les Clemons
94 Cape Shark Co.
95 Lilly Pulitzer
96 Chris Fitz Band

Award Winners 2016 Independence Day Parade

Award Categories 2016 Winner Float #
OVERALL BEST in Parade Bridge Street Buccaneers #73
OVERALL 2nd Place Chatham Health & Swim Club #61
OVERALL 3rd Place Woman of Fishing Families #89
Best Youth Float Ken Owens Memorial Soccer Jamboree #29
Most Patriotic Float .Phillips Family Farm #1
Best Small Float Cobb Family #85
Best Large Float Chatham Pottery #101
Best Civic Float Chatham Turkey Trot #64
Funniest Float Martha and Philip Hoffman #80

2015 Independence Day Parade Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to this year’s winners !

Award Categories          2015 Winner
Best Family Float           Magner Family
Best Youth Float            Power Squadron
Most Patriotic Float    Cape Cod Beach Chair
Best Small Float             Depot Dogs
Best Large Float             Chatham Health Club
Best Civic Float              Woman of Fishing Families
Funniest Float                 Pogo Dave

Photos of the winners can be found here