Update June 30:
Due to pending inclement weather, the parade originally scheduled for Fri. July 1 has been CANCELED.
The Fireworks have been postponed to SATURDAY JULY 2 at dusk behind Woodland School.
NEW PARADE ROUTE 2016:
Update June 24:
Due to unsafe marching conditions on Clements Bridge Road, this year’s parade will start at Berg Furniture on Gloucester Pike and continue as listed below.
BOROUGH OF BARRINGTON
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE AND FIREWORKS
FRIDAY – JULY 1st
(FIREWORKS RAIN DATE: SATURDAY, JULY 2)
TO ALL CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS/CHURCHES/SCHOOLS
FROM: COUNCILWOMAN PATTI NICHOLSON, DIRECTOR OF PARKS & RECREATION
BETTER EVERY YEAR!! Our parade will be on Friday, July 1st beginning at 6:30 pm. Parade route: start at Berg Furniture on Gloucester Pike and continue down Gloucester Pike (pass Rite Aid on left), right at Mothes Island onto Moore Ave, around to the right and a left onto 5th Ave, right onto Reading Ave, right onto 3rd Ave, left onto Haines Ave where parade ends at the Municipal Building
WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH THE PARADE – WE NEED YOU TO BE IN THE PARADE!
IDEAS: family float, church float, soccer, basketball & baseball teams march all together; decorate a stroller and walk your child; decorate a trailer and drive in the parade, get your block together and join in the parade! The borough has supported your club/organization/church/school throughout the years and we need your participation and support in this event – we can’t do it without you. FOR NON-PAID PARTICIPANTS ONLY: PRIZES: BEST DECORATED FLOAT OR GROUP is $100 1st Prize and $50 2nd Prize.
Many towns no longer provide fireworks – WE DO – thanks to 1st Colonial Community Bank, the Borough of Barrington and the Borough of Runnemede. Some towns don’t have parades anymore – WE DO. These two events are among some of the longest standing traditions in our town and we need you to participate to keep the tradition going.
Email email@example.com or Eileen Eckert Holcombe firstname.lastname@example.org in the Mayor’s Office or call 547-8585 and let us know if you will participate to help keep the parade and fireworks a continuing tradition in our great town!
A reminder that ALL CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELD A COIN TOSS ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PARADE. If you have a scheduled coin toss and do not participate in the parade your coin toss will be cancelled.
The Barrington Band will be providing patriotic music prior to the fireworks. We are the ONLY town that we know of to have our own band so please come out early and show your appreciation and support.