Nothing says “independence” better than hotdogs and hamburgers. After you sink your teeth in and take a big democratic bite into some delicious entrees, you’ll have to walk off those extra calories…in the 4th of July Parade that is!
Before night falls and the fireworks are set to pop off, parades are happening all around the country. Independence Day was created so this country would remember and embrace its birth and freedom from subservience. This glorious emancipation only became possible after we united as a people and nation.
So gather your family and friends and join yourself with the rest of the community to celebrate in dazzling harmony, the fulfillment of our forefathers’ efforts.
This day of grandeur is the perfect time for your family to wave, dance, and yell as spectacles of stupefaction make their way past you. If you have never seen a “float”, equestrian riders, celebrities, giant balloons, or people dressed up in Uncle Sam costumes walking with stilts, this is a splendid opportunity to experience a momentous episode in your life.
And if you are still drooling over those hotdogs and mouthwatering burgers, there should be lots of food at the site of the parade. Just in case there isn’t enough food for you and your family when you get there, just load up your van or trunk with lots of cold drinks and hamburgers. For some of you serious party-goers, a tailgate party could really get the day started just before the parade starts.
Some of the most electrifying parades will be reserved in your city or others a few miles away. Sadly, the “best” Fourth of July parade extravagance might not be located in your state. Here are a few American city locations for some of the biggest independence-parades around:
America’s 2007 Independence Day Parade:
July 4, 2007 @ Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets, NW
Starting 11:45 a.m
Youth Parade and Civic Parade:
(Baby and Youth Parade)
July 4, 2007 @ Poplar Street and Euclid Avenue, Ridgefield Park
Bergen County, New Jersey
Starting 9:00 a.m
July 4, 2007 @ Preston Street and Hudson Avenue, Ridgefield Park
Bergen County, New Jersey
Starting 11:30 a.m
July 4, 2007 @ Valley and Main Street
Scottsville, West Virginia
Starting 10:00 a.m
Independence Day Parade
July 4, 2007 @ City Hall Plaza to Faneuil Hall, New England
(MOATSE) (617) 635-3911
Local parades should be held in your city’s downtown center. Check your local newspapers or watch your local news station to find the exact locations and times of parade events.
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