City of Lockport Independence Day Parade
July 3, 2018 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Activities & Vendors following parade until dusk.
Fireworks begin at dusk. (approx. 9:45 p.m.)
The 2018 City of Lockport Independence Day Parade is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 3. This year, the parade is traveling along a new route and scheduled to start at a new time designed to make it more accessible to even more members of the community. In addition, local businesses and organizations are invited to participate in the celebration by setting up a booth following the parade. Get all the details on this year’s parade – and learn how to participate in the celebration
This year’s parade will start at Ida B. Fritz Park and head east up Main Street, ending at Charles Street (Palace Theatre/Northwest Savings Bank).
• Between Molinaro’s and Verizon
• Papa Leo’s
• Behind library
• On-street parking
• Recommend parking and walking to viewing areas
Best Places to View:
• Pine Street Bridge
• Canal Street
• Behind YMCA
• Cornerstone Ice Arena
• Pine Street Parking
• Main Street (next to Mills)
• Ida Fritz Park
• Outwater Park (near Stone Shelter)
• Dudley Square
• Upson Park and Scalzo Park – CLOSED
Bringing folding chairs is recommended.
Bathrooms will be available in City Hall, as well as in Porta-Potties on Canal Street, in the Pine Street parking lot and behind the YMCA.
• 7:30 p.m. Parade ends – Main Street reopens, and Pine, Lock, Gooding and Ontario streets close for fireworks viewing
• 9:30 p.m. Fireworks begin
• 10:30 p.m. Closed streets reopen to traffic
Join the Celebration
Following the parade area businesses and organizations are invited to set up a booth with activities, etc on canal street.
To apply for participation in the 2018 City of Lockport Independence Day Parade OR to set up after the parade, complete the form to the right in full.
This should include information on your business or organization, a contact name and phone number, and information about any vehicle being used for floats or other displays.
Restrictions and General Information
All parade participants are asked to stay in forward motion at all times to keep the parade moving along. This means no drills, counter marching or dancing that would alter or slow the movement and flow of the parade.
All animals or horses in the parade must have proof of a rabies vaccination. Handlers are asked to provide their own scooper, and all horses must have a diaper.
Distribution of Items to Spectators:
Parade participants may hand out candy, coupons, balloons or leaflets. Please do not throw any items.
No alcohol use or smoking will be tolerated. In addition, any behavior detracting from the dignity of the parade will result in an immediate removal from the parade march.
Contact LaShonda McKenzie, co-director of the Lockport Youth and Recreation Department, at 716.998.3751 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Floats will assemble on West Avenue and Park Avenue (the park is the split). From there, floats will be directed into the parade lineup.
Parade officials will be located at various checkpoints, starting at 5 p.m., for participants to check in or ask questions.
The parade will be held rain or shine.
Groups are asked to check in with parade officials at the Navy Marine Club (Park Avenue, the Gazebo or in front of Shamus). Please look for a staff member for guidance. Each section will be labeled with a letter, A through D, as well as color coded. Parking for participants will be at the Niagara County Courthouse. Only vehicles that are part of the parade will be allowed on the following streets: West Avenue, Hawley Street and Park Avenue.
Registration will be at 5:30 p.m. and the parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. Marchers should be picked up at the end of the parade route (Cornerstone Arena/Library Parking Lot).