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.)
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).
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.
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).