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2022 Parade Entrants as of May 17th (in alphabetical order)

Andy Hurley

Cape Shark

ChathamAthletic Association (Chatham Anglers Baseball)

Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham Boy Scouts Troop 71

Chatham Pottery

Chatham Yacht Club

Cliff Stalker

Dance Therapy 508

Depot Dogs

DY Marching Band

Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band

John Cassaboon 

Monomoy Yacht Club

Protect Our Past

Puzio Eyecare Associates

Robert Carleton

Rotary Club of Chatham

Scouts BSA Troop 280

Slightly Tooned

Stage Harbor Yacht Club

Steve Morgan and the Kingfish

Summer Sitters

The Fisher Family

The FitzGerald Family

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – Chatham Flotilla

Walter Blackett

Witches On the Water, Inc.

Now accepting nominations For the Grand Marshal of the 2022 Chatham Independence Day Parade

Grand MarshalThe 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.

Submit your Grand Marshal nomination today by sending an email to chathamparade@gmail.com or completing the nomination form found on the Parade Website .
Don’t forget to tell us why you feel this person deserves to be chosen!
Your completed nomination form
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 or join the e-newsletter by sending an email to chathamparade@gmail.com.

2021 Award Winners

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 PARADE ORDER HAS BEEN SET FOR THE 2021 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE!

NumberName
Chatham Police Department
Chatham Veterans
Chatham Veterans’ Auxiliary
USCG Station Chatham
US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Cape Cod Flotilla – (Chatham)
Chatham Fire Department (w/ others)
Chatham Town Flag
Chatham Select Board
Grand Marshalls
1Phillips Farm Family
2Bob’s Beach Finds
3Oyster River Boatyard 
4Boot Camp Chatham
5Chatham Fiddle Company 
6Ken Owens Memorial Soccer Jamboree 
7Chatham Valet Inc.
8America’s Boating Club Cape Cod Sail and Power Squadron 
9MA Det of Conservation and Rec Bureau of Forest Fire Control
10DY Band 
11Tony Pearl
12John Cassaboon 
13Andy Hurley
14Walter Blackett
15 The Fisher Family
16 Southern Tide (Resort Retail Group)
17 Robert Carleton 
18 Burton Staniar
19 The Black Dog
20 Guigli Family
21 Hoyda Family
22 John Avery 
23 Rich Deyermond
24 Cliff Stalker
25 Cape Shark Co 
26 Chatham Republican Town Committee
27 The Magner Family
28 Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band 
29 Witches on the Water
30 Slm entertainment 
31 Copper Moon Landscape & Design, Inc
32 Chatham Works 
33 Protect Our Past
34 Chatham Drama Guild 
35 Escape Landscape/Bridges For The Fallen
36MONOMOY YACHT CLUB 
37Squire Mobile 
38Fisherman’s Daughter 
39Eldredge Public Library
40First Night Chatham 
41Chatham Town Democratic Committee
42Primabee 
43Summer Sitters
44Chatham Squire 
45Meservey Motorsport 
46 The Lueck Rosenson Family 
47Chatham Yacht Club
48Chandler Travis Band 
49Eventide Landscaping & Irrigation + Goodies
50Cape Cod Beach Chair Company 
51Stage Harbor Yacht Club
52Cape Cod Fiddlers 
53Chatham Bars Inn
54 JFW Photography 
55 Lower Cape Community Access Television Inc
56 Fleeting Moments Photography 
57 CareWell Urgent Care
58 Steve Morgan and the Kingfish 
59MAHI GOLD
That’s All Folks

2021 July 4th Parade Theme

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!

2020 July 4th Parade Theme

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.