Thursday, July 2, 2015

Dunwoody 4th of July Parade kicks off Saturday at 9 am

On Saturday, July 4, 2015 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!

This year's theme is Honoring Our Educational Stars and the Grand Marshals will be the Principals of Dunwoody Schools (Dunwoody HS, Peachtree CMS, Austin ES, Chesnut CES, Dunwoody ES, Kingsley CES, Vanderlyn ES)
Join the Dunwoody 4th of July Parade on Facebook.

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., proceeds west on Mt. Vernon to Dunwoody Village, turns right onto Dunwoody Village Parkway and left into Dunwoody Village (Jiffy Lube) across from Village Burger. Volunteers will guide parade participants to parade parking (Walgreens side). The Festival Area will be to the left of the Dunwoody Village entrance. It takes approximately 1 hour to walk the entire parade route.

Viewing Information:
Parade spectators are encouraged to setup chairs along Mt. Vernon and Dunwoody Village Parkway up to the shops on the right and the parade entrance into Dunwoody Village. 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.

Mt. Vernon Road, between Jett Ferry Road and Dunwoody Village, 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.
  • Invocation from Dan Brown, Senior Minister, Dunwoody Methodist Church
  • Presentation of the Colors - Dunwoody High School Color Guard 
  • Pledge of Allegiance - TBA
  • National Anthem - TBA
  • Concert - 116th National Army Guard
  • Parade Awards
  • BBQ - Dunwoody Boy Scout Troop 266
  • Hotdogs - Rotary Club of Dunwoody
  • Kids Zone - Calvary Church


Renate Herod said...

It makes me sad to consider perhaps the Hightower Principal, Sheila George, wasn't invited...I hope she was. The Hightower children are very much a part of Dunwoody education and their principal is responsible for educating a portion of the children who go on to attend Peachtree and Dunwoody. I think it will be disappointing for Hightower's students not to see their principal.
Renate Herod

Bob Fiscella said...

John - as a member of Pam Tallmadge's committee - I can tell you it is going to be a fabulous parade!
One heads up - all of the Dunwoody Village parking lot between Walgreens and Starbucks is reserved for floating parking (and it will be tight) and everything on the Post Office side is reserved for staging, so please don't plan on parking in these areas.
Greatly appreciate it!

Dunwoody Mom said...

I agree with Renate. There are children who live in the City of Dunwoody that attend Hightower ES.

DunwoodyTalk said...

I'm with Renate as well. Hopefully an unintentional oversight.