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Fourth of July in the High Country: How to Participate In A Local Area Parade This Independence Day

by Madison V. Fisler

July 1, 2013. It’s that time of year again in the High Country. The days are longer and warmer, and preparations are being made for the highly anticipated Fourth of July Parades and festivities. Though you have most likely attended a parade or two in the past, have you ever wanted to participate in one, and march in the parade yourself?

For those who wish to participate in the Blowing Rock parade at 2 p.m. on July 6, participants simply need to fill out a registration form, found here. After filling out the form, simply return the form by dropping it by the Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation office, mailing the form to them or simply by emailing the form to [email protected] 

To participate in the Town of Boone Downtown 4th of July Parade on July 4, participants just need to fill out the registration form, found here, and familiarize themselves with the informational brochure found here. The downtown Boone parade starts at 11 a.m. For more information, please call 828-262-4532. 

If you have always wanted to be a part of the Banner Elk parade, all you have to do is line up at Lees-McRae College between 9:30 and 10 a.m. before the parade starts at 11 a.m. No registration is required to participate in the Banner Elk Parade on July 4. 

For more information about parades and other area Independence Day festivities, please click here