Duck Parade

The town of Duck is seeking entries for the 14th Annual Town of Duck 4th of July Parade that will take place on Wednesday, July 4 at 9 a.m.

            All floats, local business entries, moving vehicles, community groups, Duck subdivisions and groups of walkers are required to register to participate in the parade. Registration is open until noon on Wednesday, June 20.

            This year, Duck invites all veterans to walk or ride in the parade with the local veterans group. To participate, sign up on the Town of Duck website under the Events tab.

            Each year, children over the age of eight are invited to participate on bikes or foot, and Outer Barks coordinates a group of canine parade walkers. Children and dog owners who wish to be a part of these groups do not need to register. Children should be accompanied by an adult, and applicable parade guidelines must be followed.

            The Parade Registration packet, which includes information, guidelines and the entry form, can be found online at townofduck.com. Hard copies are available at Duck Town Hall. Inquiries should be directed to 252-255-1234 or events@townofduck.com.           

            The traditional one-mile parade route begins at the crest of the hill on Scarborough Lane. The route follows Scarborough Lane east toward the ocean, turns left onto Ocean Way, loops back to head west on Christopher Drive and ends at Pamela Court. No part of the parade takes place on Duck Road (NC 12).

            Judging of parade entries will take place at 111 Scarborough Lane. Immediately after the parade, there will be a Community Celebration at Duck Town Park with live music from Just Playing Dixieland, cold refreshments and the awarding of parade trophies. Award categories are: Mayor’s Award, Spirit Award, Best Business Entry and Best Community Group.

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