May 24, 2012. The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade Committee is issuing an open call to all organizations, institutions and individuals who wish to be a part of this year’s parade. The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce along with the Town of Banner Elk will host the annual 4th of July Parade on Wednesday, July 4 at 11 a.m. The parade route begins at Lees McCrae College and ends at Tate Evans Park in Banner Elk. Interested parade participants must pre-register for the parade by June 22. To register, visit the Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce office at 100 West Main St., Banner Elk or call Parade Committee Chair, JoAnn McMurray at 828-898-5717.