ChathamAthletic Association (Chatham Anglers Baseball)
Chatham Bars Inn
Chatham Boy Scouts Troop 71
Chatham Yacht Club
Dance Therapy 508
DY Marching Band
Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band
Monomoy Yacht Club
Protect Our Past
Puzio Eyecare Associates
Rotary Club of Chatham
Scouts BSA Troop 280
Stage Harbor Yacht Club
Steve Morgan and the Kingfish
The Fisher Family
The FitzGerald Family
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – Chatham Flotilla
Witches On the Water, Inc.
The July 4th Parade Committee welcomes nominations for Grand Marshal of the 2022 Chatham Independence Day Parade. The Grand Marshal is designated to take the lead in the processional and in the hosting of festivities. As the Grand Marshal is a position of special honor, the nominee must be a year round or summer resident of Chatham and one who has made significant contributions to our community.
Don’t forget to tell us why you feel this person deserves to be chosen!
must be received no later than
June 1, 2022.
There will be more announcements as we get closer to parade day. For up to date information, please visit the Chatham Parade Page on Facebook or the Parade Website
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Congratulations to the award winners of the 2021 Chatham Independence Day Parade!
Overall Winner: Phillips Farm Family
2nd Place Overall: Chatham Yacht Club
3rd Place Overall: Eventide Landscaping & Irrigation/Goodies
Best Youth Entry: Chatham Yacht Club
Most Patriotic Entry: Ken Owens Memorial Soccer Jamboree
Best Civic Entry: First Night Chatham
Funniest Entry: Chatham Drama Guild
Best Family Entry: The Magner Family
Best Use of Technology: Monomoy Yacht Club
Most Environmentally Conscious Entry: Oyster River Boat Yard
Thank you for another wonderful parade! We could not do this without your enthusiasm, creativity, and support! We look forward to seeing you again next year!
The countdown is on!
The Chatham Independence Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce the theme for 2021:
“Chatham: From ‘Shell-tering’ by the Sea
to Celebrating a New Beginning”
This past year has been an extraordinarily difficult time for so many of us, but Chatham residents have made the best of it by “shell-tering” in place: Zooming with friends and family, doing puzzles and reading books, helping children with their virtual schooling, working from home, practicing yoga and mindfulness, baking up a storm, AND walking our beautiful beaches. BUT, as COVID begins to ebb and vaccines begin to flow, we’re excited to turn the corner and celebrate a new beginning!
While the Committee hopes to host a traditional in-person parade, it recognizes that the pandemic may require us to offer a virtual event again this year. The Select Board will make the live vs. virtual decision by June 1st. If a virtual event is necessary, the Committee will put together a much more elaborate offering so that people can really put their all into their entries. Either way, parade participants are asked to use the theme for inspiration for their entry design.
Prize categories for float entries will be announced by the end of March and the entry form will be available in early April.
If you are on our email list, we will email you when the form is posted. We will also post about it on our website and social media.
Nominations for Parade Grand Marshal will be accepted during the month of May and the decision will be announced in June.
We look forward to yet another year of clever, imaginative, and all-around fun floats, whether we see them virtually or on Main Street!
The countdown is on!
The Chatham Independence Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce the theme for 2020:
“Chatham Celebrates Women –
In Honor of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote”
The idea for this year’s theme was submitted by Juliet Bernstein, a legendary Chatham citizen who has made significant contributions to the community through her activism, volunteerism, and leadership. With a backdrop of this year’s 100th anniversary of the passage of our Constitution’s 19th Amendment guaranteeing and protecting women’s right to vote, it’s a perfect opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women, both in Chatham and throughout our country.
Parade participants will use the theme for inspiration to design their entries. Thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets of downtown Chatham for this year’s Independence Day Parade on Saturday, the Fourth of July.
Prize categories for float entries will be announced by the end of February and the entry form will be available in early March. At that time you can go to the committee’s webpage, chathamparade.com, to register online or download the form. Nominations for Parade Grand Marshal will be accepted during the month of May and the decision will be announced in June.
It’s hard to believe that the parade is a little over five months away. By announcing the theme now, we hope prospective entrants will have plenty of time to design their entries. We look forward to yet another year of clever, imaginative, and all-around fun floats.
It has been confirmed that the parade route 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 parade steps off at 09:30, starting at the corner f Shore Road and Main Street.
So come early to make sure you get a good seat…..
Due to the number of people who still want to be in the parade this year we have extended the deadline for applications until June 17th.
Thank you for your nominations.
These nominations are now under consideration and there will be an announcement in the coming weeks with the name of the person selected.