Announcing the 2023 Grand Marshal, Judges, and National Anthem Singer

We are proud to announce some of the esteemed participants in the 2023 Chatham July 4th Parade: 


The Grand Marshal for the 2023 parade will be John Whelan. 

This year’s Grand Marshal truly represents “Historic Chatham”.
He has been a resident of Chatham for over 70 years and is
described as one of the “keepers of the flame” as he is always
willing to recount stories of Chatham both orally and through his
columns in the Cape Cod Chronicle. John is the author of the
book “I am Chatham” which is about the people who have
contributed to the rich history of Chatham. He has also served on
Chatham’s Finance Committee.
John will be driven in his own Audi Convertible by his brother.


The Judges for the 2023 parade will be:

Peter Cocolis – Peter has been a member of the Planning
Board in Chatham serving as its Chair for many years.
Peter also served on the Select Board for four years,
serving as its chair. He has been the town’s
representative to the Cape Light Compact. He has also
been an active contributor to First Night and the Holy
Redeemer Church.

Lorraine Cocolis – Lorraine has been a chair of the Chatham
Women’s Club. Lorraine has also served on the Parish
Council at the Holy Redeemer Church and has been an
active contributor to First Night.
We felt it was very important to honor the Cocolises
contributions to our town before they head out to

By now the tradition of having the Chatham High School and now
Monomoy High School Valedictorian serve as a judge is well
Christie Beckley – This year’s valedictorian is Christie
Beckley. Christie is a resident of Chatham. She will
attend Harvard in the follow to study Biology!


This year’s National Anthem will be sung by Haley Labdon. Haley
has performed at Radio City Music Hall before as well as

participating in the chorus at Nauset Regional High School. Haley
will start her senior year at Nauset in the fall.

2023 Parade Order!

The Order for the 2023 Independence Day Parade has been Set!

Use [Ctrl]+[f] to find your name

Chatham Police Department
Chatham Veterans
Chatham Veterans' Auxiliary
USCG Station Chatham
US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Cape Cod Flotilla 11-1
Chatham Fire Department (w/ others)
Chatham Town Flag
Chatham Select Board
Chatham Town Band
Grand Marshal

1 Phillips Farm Family
2 Bob may
3 Thomas Kalil
4 Roger Miller Family
5 Jean Bongiovanni
6 Hoyda Family
7 Kelley family
8 Sandy and Eileen Leith
9 The Mancini Family
10 Rico Salvi, 280 Main Street, Chatham
11 John C. Domos
12 Joseph C. Smith Jr.
13 Andrew J. Kennedy
14 Robert Carleton
15 Joshua Ellis
16 The Fisher Family
17 The Moeder Family
18 Cliff Stalker
19 Andy Hurley
20 Charlie Wallace
21 Elizabeth Michaud
22 Jody Middleton
23 Highland Light Scottish Pipe Band
24 Chatham Historical Society
25 Chatham Athletic Association – Chatham Anglers
26 Wicked wavy swim school
27 Boot Camp Chatham
28 Chatham Garden Club
30 Liam Live!
31 Stage Harbor Sailing School
32 RJ’s Beauty
33 DY Marching Band
34 The Beach Fire Shop
35 First Night Chatham
36 FitzGerald Family
37 Summer Sitters
38 Chatham Orpheum Theater
39 Coastal Cape Youth Baseball
40 Rotary Club of Chatham
41 Southern Tide
42 Myoli
43 Yarmouth Minute Men
44 South Chatham Village Association
45 Outermost Harbor Marine
46 Kelleher Family
47 The Magner Family
48 Dogs In The Office
50 7 Sisters Florals
51 The Caep
52 Sudbury Bees
53 Squire Mobile
54 The Chatham Squire
55 Chatham Yacht Club
56 Chatham Bars Inn
57 Ken Owens Memorial Soccer Jamboree
58 ExitMerch
59 Chatham Cheese Shop
60 Witches On the Water, Inc.
61 Cape Cod’r Craft Cocktails
62 The Black Dog
63 Cape Shark
64 CC Tree and Landscaping
65 Cape Smile
66 Chatham Airport
67 Barrows Waste
68 Chatham Democratic Town Comittee
69 Moments Events Decor
70 America’s Boating Club
71 Chatham Hood Bikes
72 Chatham Thread Works
That’s All Folks!