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!
It has been confirmed that the parade route for 2017 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
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.
Those who usually park at locations along Crowell Road will continue to be able to do so this year. However be aware that there is no vehicle access from 8AM until after the last float has passed.
The parade route was first extended in 2015, and now turns from Main Street into Crowell Road and ending at Tip Cart Road.