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Essential entrant information for the 2018 parade

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 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 7AM.

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.

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.
  • 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).

Award Categories

  • Overall Best – 1st Place which will be recognized by an engraved
    WinnersCupbrass plaque on the Chatham Parade Trophy displayed at Town Hall.
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place
  • Most Patriotic
  • Funniest
  • 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.

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

 
Chatham Police Department
 
Chatham Veterans
 
Chatham Veterans’ Auxiliary
 
USCG Station Chatham
 
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla
 
Chatham Fire Department
 
Chatham Town Flag
 
Chatham Selectmen
  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
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
25
John C Domos Carpentry
26
Phillips Farm Family
27 Summer Sitters
28
Codcomm/CapeCodRadio.com
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 Canon Hill
38
The Clifford Family
39
New England Vacation Rentals
40
Chatham Athletic Association
41
Steve Morgan and the Kingfish
42 Timothy Davis
43 RJ’s Beauty
44
Freedom Cruise Line
45
46
All Points beautiful
47 Southern Tide
48 ChefDazzer
49
The Magner Family
50
The Cape Cod Fiddlers
51
The Fisher Family
52
Ports and Company
53 Jessica Zinger
54
Ken Owens Memorial Soccer Jamboree
55
Friends of Monomoy
56
Paul Jenkins and Sons, Inc
57 MAHI GOLD
58
John Cassaboon/Al Boragine
59 John Kelley
60
The Chatham Squire
61
Captain Santa & friends
62
First Night Chatham
63
Chatham Bars Inn
64
United States Power Squadrons – Cape Cod
65
Cape Cod Beach Chair Company
66
Regional Consulting Company
67
Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band
68
Edwin K Whittaker
69
Del Mar Vacations
70
Oasis Salon and Day Spa
71
Baker-Polito Campaign
72
Chatham Window Washing
73
The Placeholders
74
Clifford Excavation
75
Stage Harbor Yacht Club
76 Gerald Milden
77
First Crush Winery
78
Dreamers Dixieland
79
Outermost Harbor Marine
80
Hydrangea Walk
81
monomoy community services
82
sweet tomatoes pizza
83
Chatham Republican Town Committee
84
Oyster River Boatyard
85
The Chatham Fiddle Company
86
Chatham Democratic Town Comittee
87
On The Water Magazine/Everglades Boats
88 Bayberry Lane
89 Chillers
90
Chatham Yacht Club
91
Redemption Rock Church of Cape Cod
92 Les Clemons
93 Cape Shark Co.
94

95

Lily Pulitzer

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
OVERALL WINNER     PHILLIPS FARM
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