Our theme is “Celebrate Block Island” and we welcome anyone to participate or line up along the parade route to watch the festivities on Monday, July 4th. Want to be part of the parade? We’re looking for local businesses, organizations, families, or individuals to be a part of our special celebration. Sign-up early with our participant form and arrive at The Oar with your float at 10 a.m. on July 4th to secure your spot in the lineup. Anyone can enter a float into the parade.
The parade is judged by a small committee that gives out prizes for the grand prize, first place, second place, and honorable mention in two categories: business or organization, family or individual. The route runs along West Side Road, starting at The Oar, following Ocean Avenue, Dodge Street, and Water Street ending at the roundabout at the statue of Rebecca.