Fourth of July Parade (Theme: Scenes of Summer)
Sponsored by Shakers Dog Wash
Lockwood/Selma to Elm/E. Glendale
Sponsored by Reliance Bank
The parade travels along a two-mile route through the streets of Webster Groves and draws a crowd of thousands of spectators with more than 80 units. The parade begins at Lockwood and Selma and ends at Elm and Glendale (Memorial Park.) See map on this page. Marshals are volunteers from Webster Groves Masonic Temple. This year’s Grand Marshal is professional football player Adrian Clayborn. Parade Judges are:
* Dwight Bitikofer, Publisher, Webster-Kirkwood Times Newspaper.
* Sarah Riss, Retired Webster Groves School District Superintendent.
* Anne Tolan, former 2-term Webster Groves City Council member.
Awards are given to first place (Best) and honorable mention (Outstanding) in each of the following categories: Children’s Entry, Civic Entry, Classic Entry, Commercial Entry, Neighborhood Entry, Performing Entry, Best Theme, Visiting Entry, Novelty Unit and three Special Judges’ Awards.
Of course, safety is of paramount importance, but parades have inherent risk, so it’s important that parade participants and spectators do all they can to help.
- With regard to parade units, several safety measures are in place and enforcement will be without exception. There will be no throwing of water balloons or large super soakers allowed from any parade unit or spectators. Each sizeable motorized unit will have wheel walkers, whose job it is to keep the path clear in front and on the sides of the unit. Parade participants are not allowed to throw candy or other items from a moving unit; however, they may have walkers who will hand the items to spectators on the sidewalks. Violators should be reported to a parade marshal or police officer.
- Along the parade route, parents and adults should keep close track of their children and ensure that they are not endangering themselves by running in front of a parade vehicle to get a piece of candy or trinket. Remain on the curb or behind it. There will be no sales of water, ice cream, etc., on the street ten minutes prior to start time until the conclusion of the event. Safety is everyone’s job.
11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Lions Club Carnival, Midway Booths and BBQ
7 – 11 p.m.
Entertainment – Electric Smile
Location: Action Park
Electric Smile plays classic rock dance music from The Beatles to AC/DC Badfinger to Bad Company, Sublime, Gin Blossoms, and Goo Goo Dolls! You are almost guaranteed to hear your favorite song! We’re sure you’ll feel compelled to hop out of your seat and hit the dance floor. Leave your cares at home and come prepared for Electric Smile to go the extra mile to get the extra smile!
Sponsored by Webster Groves Lions Club, City of Webster Groves, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors listed on front, along with generous Webster Groves citizens like you!
Location: Memorial Park