Harrisburg July 4th Parade

To kick off the morning of Independence Day, join us at the Annual Harrisburg July 4th Celebration Parade along Highway 49 through beautiful Harrisburg, and spend the morning with the community while We Honor our Military and their Families. The parade features tractors, floats, trailers, bands and much more!!

To participate in the parade: Please fill out and submit an application with payment (if applicable):

2019 Harrisburg July 4th Independence Day Parade Application

Congratulations to our 2018 Parade Winners!

Best Decorated Tractor

1st – Stumptown Tractors and Engine Club – Ernie Jones

2nd – Almond Farm

3rd – Matt Nicholas

Most Patriotic Float

1st – Cabarrus County Government

2nd – Christ Embassy Church Charlotte

3rd – Micah Van Signature Home Accents

Most Original Float

1st – Cub Scouts Pack 83 Rocky River Presbyterian

2nd – Harrisburg Presbyterian Church

3rd – Oasis Buccaneers  


Parade Information

The parade beings at Captain Steve's in Harrisburg and travels north down Highway 49. The parade turns right onto Harrisburg Veterans Road and concludes at the intersection of Harrisburg Veterans Road and Stallings Road. All walking groups, including bands, are directed to turn right onto School Circle off Harrisburg Veterans Road. All other parade participants continue over the bridge and end at Stallings Road.

Click here for a map of the parade route.

Please join us in 2019! We invite military and veterans groups, equestrian groups, fire trucks, schools, bands, performance groups, floats and more to participate. The Harrisburg July 4th Celebration Parade is one of the largest and most well-attended parades in the area. Folks line up along Highway 49 to see the array of military and non-military floats, businesses, walkers, bands, performers, equestrian groups and fire trucks that participate in the parade annually. The Harrisburg July 4th Parade is also televised on Cabarrus County Channel 22.


For safety reasons, please do not stand on the southbound lane side of Highway 49 to view the parade.

Parade Participants

If you have submitted an application to be in the parade, you will receive your parade line up number and line up time and location in the mail a few days prior to the July 4th parade. Once the parade line up is finalized, we will mail you specific information as to where to be and what time to arrive the morning of July 4th. Parade line up locations are as follows: Captain Steve's Restaurant, Caldwell Road, JTG Racing, Wilbert Plastics (the road alongside this business) and Harrisburg Industrial Park Drive. Line up times vary from 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. to have everyone lined up and ready by the parade's start time of 9 a.m.

If you have specific questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation office prior to July 4th at 704-455-7275.

Please note, there is little to no parking at these parade locations. If you are participating in the parade as a group (Boy or Girl Scouts, church groups, etc.), please try to carpool or have someone drop you off at the parade line up locations.