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Independence Day Parade


Come and share your Rotary Pride and Philadelphia Pride to the world (yes, this is televised across the world) in the Wawa Independence Day parade that features dozens of floats, marching bands, antique cars, Miss America, and more than 6,000 marchers who begin at Independence Hall and wind through Philadelphia’s most historic streets.

Imagine walking past Independence Hall (the image, by the way, on our District 7450 banner) where the Founding Fathers of the United States signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation’s capitals during the Revolutionary War, and the city served as the temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction.

Rain or shine, the parade goes on. This is the 4th year of District 7450 participation on July 4th. Come and show Philadelphia that we are Super Heroes having 110 years of being committed to “Service above Self” as we celebrate “the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion” [Thomas Jefferson, 1826].

Please participate in this fun and prideful march 11 am-1 pm. Bring Rotaractors, Interactors, Earlyactors, club members, family members and friends to make up the 200 participants, that the the Wawa parade organizers are expecting. Please make sure you have someone designated to carry your club banner. Smile and wave to the camera!

Consider wearing a blue “Rotarians at Work” shirt and khaki pants, shorts, skirts. We are required to have homogeneity in our outfits. Network by carpooling into the city. We have never had a problem with street parking. Consider staying after the parade to socialize and network in a local pub or restaurant; or go to the successive July 4th festivities (see

  • “This ain’t your hometown July 4th parade!”
  • “This was a lot of fun. Easy to park. A hugely memorable experience.”
  • “It was full of fun and fellowship. And it’s a great family outing – bring the kids, grandkids, and visiting relatives. What a great experience for the little ones!”
  • “This is a unique occasion to demonstrate Rotary pride and enhance our Rotary public image. It is not to be missed!”

The Paperwork:

Is simple!  Each participant is required to provide a signed release.  Please forward your signed release (available by clicking here) to:

Bronwyn Martin
107 W State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

To Register:

Simply click on the registration button below.  Our goal is to get 4 members per club in the parade carrying your Club Banner.

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