At the triangle of Jerusalem, Bradshaw and Bel Air Roads Kingsville, Maryland

SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015

NO RAIN DATE

Welcome to the 35th Annual Independence Day Parade

"Proud to be an American"

The 2015 Grand Marshals are Stephanie and Frank Duchacek, lifetime, community involved residents of Kingville.  This year’s theme winner of $100 is Kelsey Stelmack, a 3rd grade student from St. Stephen School.

 Pre-parade music and celebration commences 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 4th at the Judge's viewing stand located at the triangle of Jerusalem, Bradshaw and Belair Roads.  Parade entrants will form starting at 9:30 A.M. at the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company on Bellvue Avenue.  The Parade will start promptly at 10:45 A.M. and proceed down Bradshaw Road for opening ceremonies at the Judges stand at 11:00 A.M., turn right on Jerusalem Road and end at St. Paul's Church.  There is NO RAIN DATE.   Please note, Bradshaw and Jerusalem Roads will be closed by 9:50 A.M. and no traffic will be allowed to enter the area after that time until the conclusion of the Parade.

PARADE DAY SCHEDULE

9:30 AM Parade Line-Up Begins At Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company

10 AM Pre-parade music and celebration, sponsored by Reds and PNC Bank

A fun-filled hour of entertainment features Buttons the Clown, The Baltimore City Pipe Band, The Oriole Bird, The Upper Falls Dance Academy, Releve Dance, and TwirlTasTix Baton, with a musical presentation by Jim Frank, keyboard and Sam Deacon, electric guitar. 

10:50 AM Parade Launches from Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company

11 AM Opening Ceremonies At The Judge's Viewing Stand

Bruce McCubbin, Master of Ceremonies, presiding. Christina Massimei performs our national anthem accompanied by the  John Carroll High School Marching Band directed by Marc Bolden.  The RDECOM Color Guard on behalf of Team APG will present the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance, which will be led by a representative of the Maryland Army National Guard. 

9 MARCHING BANDS

Bands scheduled for this year's Parade are the Westminster Municipal Band, the John Carroll High School Marching Band, the Baltimore City Pipe Band, the Havre de Grace High School Marching Band, the Edgewood High School Marching Band, the C. Milton Wright High School Marching Band, the Joppatowne High School Marching Band,   the Fallston High School Marching Band and the Patterson Mill High School Marching Band.

PARADE ENTRY JUDGING

Parade entries will be judged in one of the following categories:

          1        Marching Units

              2        Band/Musical Entry

              3        Antique Vehicles

              4        Equestrian (Individual)

              5        Equestrian (Group)

              6        Family, Group or Individual Entry

              7        Young Set (Age 12 & under)

              8        Commercial Entries or Floats

              9        Non-Commercial Floats

            10        Fire Apparatus

                            Melvin C. Neuman Award for BEST APPEARING COMPANY IN PARADE

                            Best Appearing Engine

                            2nd Best Appearing Engine

                            Best Appearing Truck Company

                            Best Appearing Ambulance

            11         Recreational Vehicle

Trophies are awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in most categories (adding 4th and 5th places for category 7). Judge's Awards include:  BEST INTERPRETATION OF THEME – 1st $150; 2nd $100 and 3rd $50; 15th Annual Mary Frances Sheppard Award for BEST ENTRY IN THE PARADE - $150; and, and the Melvin C. Neuman Award for the BEST APPEARING FIRE COMPANY IN THE PARADE.   Additionally, Bands compete for the 5th Annual BUD HUSON AMERICAN PRIDE AWARD for the best band/musical entry in the parade.  Some entries are non-competing. Awards will be presented at the July 15th meeting of the Greater Kingsville Civic Association.

The DEADLINE for entries to be judged is June 28th. 

We Thank Our 2015 Parade Sponsors

Please Support Us With a Patron Ad, Display Ad or Sponsorship

Our parade is self-sustaining through the generosity of the community and  sponsors and providers of in-kind services. Please consider joining this year's sponsors and help the Parade fulfill it's mission. Please patronize these community-minded businesses and be sure to let them know that you appreciate their contributions when you thank them for sponsoring the Kingsville Independence Day Parade! Past sponsors include:

  • Reds Market
  • Sunshine Grille, LLC
  • PNC Bank 
  • Smith and Prothero Physical Therapy
  • Dr. John and Mrs. Kathy Brooks
  • Bay View Homecare  
  • Corbin Fuel Company 
  • Dennis Kurgansky, M.D., P.A., Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
  • Kingsville Plaza by Goettner Const. Co., Inc.
  • Fork Veterinary Hospital/Dr. Kevin Doherty
  • J.S.I. Automotive
  • Paul E. Field, Jr. D.D.S.
  • Kingsville Auto Repair
  • Long Green Animal Dermatology Center/Dr. Joseph Bernstein 
  • CRS Flooring America
  • Von Paris Moving and Storage
  • Metro Talk  
  • Maryland Portable Restrooms    

The RDECOM Color Guard, on behalf of Team APG, will enjoy an evening with the Aberdeen Ironbirds sponsored by Dave’s Tag and Title Service and Pete’s Pickins. 

Click HERE For Photos of the 2014 Parade!