4th of July Parade and Picnic

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4th of July Parade and Picnic

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Fourth of July: The Celebration Returns
Valentine will hold a 4th of July parade and picnic on the 4th of July. If you are new to the neighborhood, we have not held our neighborhood parade and picnic during the COVID years, but we this year it is coming back, hopefully bigger and better than ever. All Valentine residents are invited to attend, including children and dogs. The parade starts at noon, and features a chance to dress up for the holiday, decorate your bike, dress up your dog, or just cheer the parade on from your front porch. That will be followed by a social hour; you are encouraged to bring your own refreshments or a picnic if you desire.

Here are the details:

  • Meet at noon for the parade. Assemble on Jefferson Street north of Valentine Road. The parade begins at noon so be there at least 10 minutes early if you plan to walk in the parade. Feel free to dress for the day – traditionally Uncle Sam has joined us, and folks have often shown up in creative and elaborate costumes. Kids like to decorate their bikes for the holiday, and some folks even decorate their dogs.
  • The parade route is this: Starting at Jefferson just north of Valentine Road; turn east on Valentine; turn south on Pennsylvania; turn west on 38th Street. The parade ends on the block of Jefferson between 37th and Valentine.
  • Note: The block of Jefferson between 37th and Valentine will be closed off shortly before the parade and will reopen after the social hour has ended. 
  • Stick around or come back for a picnic. At 1 p.m.  Following the parade, we’ll hear from any elected officials who have joined us for the parade. You should bring a side dish to share and chairs if you need them. If your family and friends want to bring a picnic that is great. The neighborhood will supply the hamburgers and hotdogs and beverages (as long as they last). The neighborhood association will provide water, and thanks in advance to Boulevard for contributing drinks.


July 4
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Valentine Neighborhood Association

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