The Lebanon Borough 4th of July Parade Committee is proud to invite the residents of Hunterdon County to our 70th Annual 4th of July Parade celebration when we carry out this year’s parade theme of: ”Celebrating 70 Years”
We have heard dozens of stories from many residents who have fond memories going back to the earliest July 4th celebrations. Grandparents who remember seeing the parade as children now creating new memories for their own children and grandchildren.
Lebanon’s July 4th Celebration is one of our local traditions that began in 1948 and is now in its 70th year. This tradition has been kept alive by the dedication and hard work of the all the past and current members of the Lebanon 4th of July Celebration Committee, the many volunteers on the day of the parade, the support of local businesses, and all of the generous donations given by residents and visitors alike.
It’s a wonderful day to celebrate America with family and friends. Come and join us!
PLEASE NOTE: Main Street (between Cherry and Myrtle) will close at 8:00 AM and other roads will be closed at 9:00 AM for the safety of all participants and spectators.
Festivities will begin with the CHILDREN’S PARADE. Registration commences at 8:00AM and is open to all children from birth to 10 years old.
Children may participate riding on a decorated bicycle or float – NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES! Be as creative and unique as you want!
Judging takes place at 9:00AM – so please arrive early!
The CHILDREN’S PARADE commences at 9:30AM at Sutton Place (across from Police Headquarters), with a short procession up Main Street for about ½ a block.
There will be Awards for –
- Most Patriotic
- Best Theme Representation
Residents of Lebanon Borough are urged to decorate their homes for inclusion in the HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST. 1st and 2nd Place awards will be presented for the best Patriotic or theme related decor.
The PRESENTATION OF LEBANON BOROUGH SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL will commence at 9:50AM on Main Street in front of the Fox and Hound Tavern.
The PARADE LINE UP will commence between 8:30AM and 9:30AM. Please enter Main Street from Route 22 at the East end of town (By Stewart’s Root Beer Stand), no later than 9:00AM, as the ROADS WILL BE CLOSED AT THAT TIME. There will be numerous Celebration Committee members to assist you in finding your place in the parade line-up.
Registration is required for all parade participants in order to place you and your group accordingly in the parade line-up. All participants can REGISTER HERE. If there are any issues with signing up for the parade, please email us at email@example.com
BOY AND GIRL SCOUTS AND INDIAN GUIDES: Muster with their troops at the Old Brick Post Office Building at 123 Main Street.
The MAIN PARADE will step off promptly at 10:00AM and follow West along Main Street, down Myrtle Avenue and then down Brunswick Avenue.
FESTIVITIES IN THE PARK: Join us at Holjes-Sheppard Park following the parade, for festivities including singing of “The Star Spangled Banner”, the flag raising ceremony, presentation of awards, refreshments, games & friendly competition for folks of all ages!
GENERAL PARADE TROPHIES: Judging takes place during the parade, with winners awarded in the park.
- Best Theme Float/Unit
- Best Children’s Float/Unit
- Most Patriotic Float/Unit
- Most Original Float/Unit
VEHICLE PARTICIPATION: The Lebanon NJ 4th of July Parade Committee is inviting all antique and classic cars (pre-1980) to participate in our annual parade!
The first 50 antique/classic cars (no tractors or street rods) to arrive by 9:00 AM at Lynwood Drive will receive a participation award.
Car owners will have a chance to join our celebration and share their special vehicles with the community on this historic holiday.
Any questions you may have can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRE COMPANY & RESCUE SQUAD TROPHIES: To thank ALL Emergency Service personnel, EACH Company will receive a trophy of Recognition, Thanks, and Gratitude for their years of volunteer service protecting the communities at large, and their dedicated support and participation in the Lebanon Borough Fourth of July Parade and Celebration.
*** Participation is limited to 2 vehicles per Fire Company or Rescue Squad. Thank you for your cooperation***
- For safety’s sake, there will be ABSOLUTELY NO THROWING/HANDING OUT of candy or items from floats, cars or by marchers.
- This parade is a self-supporting event. Donations are our only means of support. Please consider making a donation HERE
- All Roads into Lebanon Borough CLOSE AT 9:00AM. Please arrive early!
Thank you for your enthusiasm! It is you who make this parade so much fun. If you have any questions about participating in the parade, email us at email@example.com