Harrisburg July 4th Parade

The 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):

2020 Harrisburg July 4th Independence Day Parade - Saturday, July 4, 2020

Parade Application 2020

2020 Parade Information 

Please join us in 2020! We invite military and veterans groups, equestrian groups, fire trucks, schools, bands, performance groups, floats and The parade 2more 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 parade beings at Captain Steve’s in Harrisburg and travels north down Highway 49. The parade will end at Robinson Ave. (on Highway 49). Participants in the parade will be directed to turn right onto Robinson Ave. Parade participants will be directed to turn left onto School Circle from Robinson Ave. and then to turn right onto Harrisburg Veterans Road which will take you to a stop light at Stallings Road. Please view a map in advance if you are not familiar with this location. There are various ways you can travel from the intersection of Harrisburg Veterans Road and Stallings Road to get where you need to go (via Stallings Road, Hickory Ridge Road or Robinson Church Road).


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.Ernie

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, dance groups, church groups, etc.), please try to carpool or have someone drop you off at the parade line up locations.

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