Frequently Asked Questions
When does the parade start?
The parade starts at 2:00 PM on July 4th.
What is the parade route?
The parade starts at Halls Corner, travels down Washington Street, turns onto St. George Street and ends at the Duxbury High School.
How long is the parade?
Depending on the number of floats and bands, the parade lasts for about 1 hour.
I'd like to make a float, but I need a truck and trailer. Where can I get one?
There are lots of companies in town who are willing to donate a truck, driver and trailer. See the list here. If you use their services, we suggest giving the driver a generous tip.
Where should I park for the parade?
Parking in Halls Corner is limited due to the floats and bands setting up. Spectators can park at the schools, on Depot St. or side streets. Please be respectful of driveways and lawns when parking in neighborhoods, and be aware that the streets near Halls Corner get closed off at 1:00 PM.
Is there a public bathroom at the parade?
Porta-Potties can be found at Halls Corner (near the Post Office) and near the High School.
Do I need a ticket to watch the parade?
The parade is free to the public.
How can I support the parade?
It costs over $30,000 to produce the parade. We need your donations to keep the tradition alive. Please consider making a donation or being a sponsor of the parade. Donations can be made online or mailed to Margery Parcher Fund, P.O. Box 1743, Duxbury, MA 02331.
Who organizes the parade?