Columbus 4th of July Celebration

2017 Parade Information

The 4th of July Celebration committee invites you to participate in the annual Columbus 4th of July Parade. The parade begins at Noon on July 4th, 2017. The parade route is approximately 1.2 miles; beginning on North Ludington St, thru downtown, and ending at Fireman’s Park. This annual event has been viewed and enjoyed by thousands for many years and your participation would be appreciated. The theme for this year’s celebration is: “Building Americas Future”.


The following rules apply to all entries;


∙ Entries are limited to 2 units or vehicles per entry.

∙ Vehicles wider than 12 Feet will not be allowed

∙ No water to be thrown or sprayed from any entry

∙ Candy must be handed out, may not be thrown from vehicles

∙ No alcohol consumed on parade route

∙ All vehicles must be properly insured, and drivers must have a valid license.


With the exception of performing units, all entries must be decorated appropriately to celebrate the 4th of July or the theme for this year’s celebration. As a minimum, entries should be decorated with flags, bunting, or other appropriate items.  Entries not decorated, offensive, or in bad taste will not be allowed. The committee reserves the right to refuse entry into the parade to any inappropriate or unsafe entry.

There will be a $50.00 fee for all commercial entries in the parade. Fee will be waived if you are already a sponsor through the program or other donations. Performance fee checks will be distributed at the beginning of the parade route.


A copy of the registration form is available on our website at:

To participate, complete the enclosed registration form and return no later than June 17th, 2017.

Late or unregistered entries will not be allowed in the parade.

Confirmation of your registration will be sent by mail or email when received. Line up numbers and directions will be sent approximately 1 week prior to the parade.


Thank you for your participation

Columbus 4th of July Committee



Join the Annual Columbus 4th of July Parade


complete the registration form and return to the committee no later than June 18th, 2016.