A Celebration of Patriotism

4th of JULY
MAIN STREET PARADE

SPONSORED BY AMERIGAS!!!!

 

The Annual 4th of July Parade is a traditional hometown parade open to everyone who wants to participate. Join this year's Grand Marshal and Spirit Award Winner for this grand pageant down Main Street!

The typical hometown Main Street parade was once the center of most annual community events and local gatherings. Culpeper's 4th of July Celebration brings that memory back to life. And what's more memorable than sitting on the street corner waving the American Flag as the Color Guard and local veterans groups proudly march past? Children and adults still boast a broad smile at costumed characters and baton twirlers; not to mention the lively bands, youth organizations, 4-H and school clubs, and all of the creative floats.

Continue the tradition and be a part of the Annual Main Street Parade! Be as patriotic as possible, since participants in the parade have the opportunity to be judged Best Patriotic Spirit, Best Use of Red/White/Blue, Best Overall, and Best Culpeper Spirit. Trophies are announced at the pavilion iin Yowell Meadow Park after the parade, during the entertainment.

If you are interested in sponsoring the parade, please contact the Festival Committee.  For more information, contact Tom Locher at 825-0285.

The parade starts at 4:00 p.m. on July 4th with the line up at 3:30 p.m. on East Piedmont Street. Unless there are major storms, the parade will be held as scheduled. 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS: 

  • NO DRIVERS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE PARADE!
  • NO ATV'S OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED IN THE PARADE!

Reckless behavior will be dealt with by law enforcement!

Download the Parade Entry Form (coming soon) and mail it by June 30, 2017 to:

Independence Day Parade
c/o Culpeper Festival Committee
P.O. Box 1235
Culpeper, VA 22701

IMPORTANT: The line-up will change as new entries are added, so please check this website for the latest updates. Updates will be posted as they are available. The parade line-up will also be advertised in the newspapers. Volunteers will be available to help you find your spot.

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A Look Back at the Past:

4th OF JULY PARADE GRAND MARSHALS
The Parade Grand Marshal is selected each year based on criteria of being an outstanding community leader and mentor.

Past Parade Grand Marshals:

  • 2015 Reverend Ludwell Brown
  • 2014 R.E. & Pat Deane
  • 2013 George E. Taylor
  • 2012 Dr. Robert Miller
  • 2011 Effie Foster
  • 2010 Dr. Robert McCall
  • 2009 John Coates
  • 2008 Pup Holden
  • 2007 William H. & Rose Marie Martin
  • 2006 Waller Jones
  • 2005 Ted Gore
  • 2004 Connie Kincheloe
  • 2003 Bob & Chris Jebson
  • 2002 Reverend Floyd T. Binns
  • 2001 T.I. Martin, Jr.
  • 2000 Mary Fray
  • 1999 Butch Davies
  • 1998 George Beard
  • 1997 Giles Miller
  • 1996 Jann Gillespie
  • 1995 Claude Guinn

4th OF JULY PARADE SPIRIT AWARD
Since 1999, the committee has chosen a member of the community that unselfishly gives of themselves through volunteer organizations, memberships in civic clubs, local charities, ministries, or other community services and support organizations. 

Past Spirit Award Winners:

  • 2015 The late Russell Lane & Cathy Lane & Bo & Cathy Smith
  • 2014 Linda Thornton
  • 2013 Howard Mills
  • 2012 Reverend Sandy & Janice Martin
  • 2011 Lillie Lee, Evelyn Finley & Kim Ramey (Library Volunteers)
  • 2010 Barbara & Dick Rosica
  • 2009 Waverley Lee & Ketsy Chiles
  • 2008 Gladys Williams.
  • 2007 Tony Troilo & Frankie Gilmore
  • 2006 Kathi Walker
  • 2005 Lou Ann & Win Carithers
  • 2004 Rev. W. "Billy" Scott
  • 2003 William & Elizabeth Powell
  • 2002 Joe Daniel
  • 2001 George & Nancy Broman
  • 2000 Bud & Mary Jane Glass
  • 1999 Betty Sinclair

 

 
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