Category Archives: Chatham Fourth of July Entrants

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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Essential entrant information for the 2019 parade

2019 Theme

“Chatham Honors You!

Service Members Past, Present, Future”



The Chatham Police Department has issued rules to ensure the safety of all parade entrants and spectators. Not following these rules could jeopardize your participation this year and in future parades.  


No float apparatus or act can exceed 14 feet in height from street level nor exceed 8 feet in width.


All entries and displays must be free from images reflecting cruelty, denigration or abuse of persons or groups because of race, creed, gender or economic status.


Emergency vehicles must be given the 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 Staff. 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 to provide the best experience for the spectators and other entrants.


Drinking alcoholic beverages is prohibited while in line before the start and during the parade.
Throwing anything to the crowd, including candy, is strictly prohibited. It creates a potentially dangerous situation with implications for safety or injury, especially for children.  Handouts are permitted but not abiding by this rule is grounds to be refused entry in future parades.

Parade Logistics

Entrants’ position number in the parade will be listed on the Independence Day Parade Committee website: on June 17th, and appear in an upcoming issue of the Cape Cod Chronicle. (Entry registration dates do not factor into planning the parade order.)
All entrants must be checked in and in parade position at their corresponding 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 #65check in between 7:30am – 8:00am
Entries #66 and upcheck 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 – 9:00am – 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 on the morning of July 4th prior to positioning on Shore Road with a Parade Staff stationed at the Chatham Town Fish Pier.


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 entrants wishing to park at Monomoy Regional Middle School on Crowell Road, a shuttle bus will take you to Shore Road. The shuttle will run starting at 6:30am. It will then be waiting at the end of the parade route to drive participants back to Monomoy Regional Middle School.

Parade Judging

To qualify for an award, the Entry must be consistent with the parade theme.


All awards are determined solely at the discretion of the Judges.


Entries are viewed by Judges at the reviewing stand 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

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

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