Thursday, July 3, 2014

Georgia's Largest 4th of July Parade kicks off at 9 am in Dunwoody with Grand Marshal Governor Nathan Deal.

On Friday, July 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Crier Newspaper will host the annual Fourth of July Parade featuring marching bands, floats, clowns, animal units and local celebrities. Last year the parade attracted over 2,500 participants and 32,000 spectators!

Troop 764 and the Community Action Center ask that you bring canned goods to the parade route on July the Fourth for donation to the Community Action Center.  Please only bring non-perishable goods.

Particpant Information: Numerous organizations, community groups and non-profits are walking or biking in the parade many of whom would enjoy you joining them for the two mile trek.  I know that the "Bike Walk Dunwoody Group" would welcome additional participants so if you are interested please learn more by clicking here.  The parade is hectic and safety is paramount therefore rules are in place to protect everyone, please be mindful of them.

Viewing Information:
Parade spectators are encouraged setup chairs along Mt. Vernon and Dunwoody Village Parkway. Spectators will be blocked from viewing on the east side of Jett Ferry on Mt. Vernon due to the staging and setup for parade participants. Viewing will start on the west side of Jett Ferry on Mt. Vernon.

The parade route is ~2 miles and steps off from the intersection of Mount Vernon Road and Jett Ferry Road at 9:00 a.m., proceed west on Mt. Vernon to Dunwoody Village Parkway. Turn right and follow the right side of median to Marlow's Tavern, turn left into Dunwoody Village parking lot. Volunteers will guide you to parade parking. It takes approximately 1 hour to walk the entire parade route.

Mt. Vernon Road between Jett Ferry Road and Dunwoody Village Parkway will be closed from 8:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. [times are approximate; contact the Dunwoody Police Department for specific questions about road closures and traffic information].

Please join the Dunwoody community after the 4th of July Parade in front of the US Post Office in Dunwoody Village for family fun and great food.   The ceremonies begin at 11:30 a.m.
  • Children Play area provided by Calvary Church of Atlanta
  • Equestrian Color Guard will be available in a horse coral for photos and petting.

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