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Uncle Sam Wants YOU – To Participate in the Leesburg 4th of July Parade!
Uncle Sam Wants YOU – To Participate in the Leesburg 4th of July Parade!

 

Join the community in the Town’s 23rd annual Independence Day celebration.

The Town of Leesburg’s 2013 Independence Day Celebration will be held on Thursday, July 4th 2013 at 10:00am. The day will be full of festivities, beginning with the 23rd annual Independence Day Parade, held through historic downtown Leesburg.

The parade will kick off at 10:00am from Ida Lee Park, travel south on King Street and conclude at Fairfax Street. Civic groups, youth organizations, community groups, families and others are encouraged to participate in the parade. No fee is required to participate and pre-registration is encouraged, but is not mandatory. The application for the parade is available online at www.idalee.org, or at the front desk of Ida Lee Park Recreation Center.

Back this year is the American Originals Fife and Drum Corps, sponsored by Toth Financial. This traditional corps adds a patriotic sound to the parade and is a favorite among parade viewers. The group will perform at the intersection of King and Market Street as a prelude to the parade. Plan to arrive downtown by 9:45am to hear the fifes and drums before the parade begins.

This year’s parade will also feature the Annual Patriot’s Cup Competition, sponsored by Leesburg Today. This award will go the best parade entry and winners will display the trophy on their parade unit as they traverse the parade route and have their name engraved on the Patriot Cup, post-parade. 

In preparation for the parade, downtown streets will close at 9:30am. All parade participants must be at the front field of Ida Lee Park by this time. Parking is available for parade viewers in the Leesburg Town Garage as well as the Loudoun County Garage. Motorists wishing to avoid road closures should use Catoctin Circle as an alternate route.

For more information or to obtain an application, please contact Ida Lee Park Recreation Center at 703-777-1368 or online at www.idalee.org.