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Join the Parade

Clubs, groups, organizations, businesses, schools, bands, political candidates, cars, fire equipment, police, motorcycles, farm equipment, performers, animals, and more are invited to build a float, ride, dance, or march in the parade.

It is FREE to have a float in the parade! Walk or march in the parade! Ride a vehicle or horse in the parade!

Great advertising to thousands of people for your school, business, or organization. 

Register to be in the Parade

    All fields are required.

    Select Parade Category

    I agree NOT to throw items from my unit into the parade audience.

    By clicking this box, I indicate my agreement to the following statement: I understand that the Hereford Independence Day Parade is intended to be good old-fashioned family fun. I understand that I am responsible for the safe operation of my band, float(s), marching unit(s), display(s) and vehicle(s) if applicable, and that I am responsible for the safe conduct and overall safety of my companions and, to the extent of our control, that of other participants and persons watching the parade. I agree to exercise safety to prevent any persons watching the parade or other participants in the parade or any property along the parade route from being injured or damaged by our band, float(s), marching unit(s), display(s) and our companions. I agree to hold harmless all parade and festival organizers including the Hereford Zone Recreation and Parks Council, the Hereford Optimist Club, the Baltimore County Recreation and Parks Department, the Hereford Fire Company, and any and all persons involved with organizing, planning, sponsoring or operating the Hereford Independence Day Parade and Festival from any claims, liabilities or damages resulting from our band, float(s), marching unit(s), companions and display(s), including any legal expenses relating to defending against such claims, liabilities or damages.

    If you already signed up to be a part of the Hereford Parade, THANK YOU. We are happy to have you!

    Below are the details for the day of. Please reach out if you have any questions. 

    • Date: Sunday, June 30th, 2024
    • Staging Location (Parade Pit): 314 Mount Carmel Road, Parkton, MD 21120 at the Hereford State Highway Administration. (Next to the Exxon)
    • Time: Arrive at the Parade Pit at 4:30pm. Road closing at 5:30pm. Parade starts at 6pm
    • Parking: The Parade Pit gets busy, THERE IS NO PARKING IN THE PARADE PIT. Please carpool there. Suggest that you park a vehicle at Bunker Hill Road after the parade. Then you can go North on York Road, then left on to Middletown Road where you can get onto 83. You can also park at Hereford High School’s lower lot or stadium.
    • Parade Route: East on Mount Carmel Road, Left going North on York Road ending at Bunker Hill Road. 
    • Important Information: You will get your line-up number at the Parade Pit. Bring plenty of water and snacks as it is normally very hot. 
    • Motorcycles/Antique Cars/Bands: You will be staging in the Grauls parking lot.
    • Fire Equipment: You will be staging at the Hereford Park and Ride.