Like Us On Facebook! Kingsville, MD Independence Day Parade

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

Held Annually for 36 Years


MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016



2016 Theme:



2016 Parade Details-the 36th Consecutive Kingsville Independence Day Parade


St. John’s Episcopal Church, located across the street from of the Judging Stand, welcomes everyone to their campus.  Free handicapped parking is available on their paved parking lot.  Free general parking is located on their field.  Handicapped seating is offered on the stone church porch.  Handicapped restroom facilities and drinking water are located in the Parish Hall.  The Hall and both of their historic church buildings are open to the public and are air conditioned for your comfort. Tour guides and greeters will be glad to direct you.


Pre-parade music and celebration, sponsored by Reds and PNC Bank, commences 10 a.m. Monday, July 4th at the Judge's viewing stand at the corner of Bradshaw and Jerusalem Roads.  A fun-filled hour of entertainment features Bill Myers-Magician, Baltimore City Pipe Band, the Oriole Bird, Upper Falls Dance Academy, TwirlTasTix Baton Teams and music presentation by Jim Frank, keyboard and Sam Deacon, electric guitar. The parade will kick off 10:50 a.m. at the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company on Bellvue Avenue (formation starts 9:30 a.m.), proceed down Bradshaw Road to Jerusalem Road and finish at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. 

As usual…there will be NO RAIN DATE.  Bradshaw and Jerusalem Roads will be closed at 9:50 a.m.   Check out our web site for details regarding the parade.  “Like” us on Facebook at to get up-to-date information about the parade and for weather related announcements on parade day, if necessary.  The air conditioned facilities of St. John’s Episcopal Church will be open to parade spectators and arrangements for handicapped parking may be made by calling 410-746-9813.

Opening ceremonies will be held at the Judge's viewing stand 11:00 a.m., Bruce McCubbin, Master of Ceremonies, presiding. Christina Massimei is performing our national anthem along with the Havre de Grace High School Band directed by Richard Hauf.  The US Army Color Guard will present the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance, led by our Maryland Army National Guard invitee.    

Trophy awards will be made at the July 20th meeting of the GKCA in 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

Judges Awards include:  BEST INTERPRETATION OF THEME – 1st $150; 2nd $100 and 3rd $50; 16th Annual Mary Frances Sheppard Award for BEST ENTRY IN THE PARADE - $150 and Melvin C. Neuman Award under the fire apparatus – BEST APPEARING COMPANY IN PARADE.   The 6th Annual BUD HUSON AMERICAN PRIDE AWARD for the best band/musical entry in the parade. 

7 Marching Bands

Our lineup of bands include the Baltimore City Pipe Band, Havre de Grace High School Marching Band, John Carroll High School Marching Band, Edgewood High School Marching Band, C. Milton Wright High School Marching Band, Aberdeen High School Marching Band and the Joppatowne High School Marching Band.                                          

Support our 2016 Sponsors

Without the support and generous contributions of the following parade, band and pre-parade sponsors and service providers the Kingsville Parade could not be presented:

Jones Junction                                                           Parade Book Advertisers

Reds Market                                                              Sunshine Grille, LLC

PNC Bank                                                                   Smith and Prothero Physical Therapy

John and 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.                J.S.I. Automotive  

Fork Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Kevin Doherty                 Kingsville Auto Repair                                             

Paul E. Feild, Jr. D.D.S.                                              CRS Flooring America

Von Paris Moving and Storage                                      Long Green Animal Dermatology Center,                                                                                   Dr. Joseph Bernstein              

Metro Talk                                                                 Maryland Portable Restrooms 

The US Army Military Color Guard will enjoy an evening with the Ironbirds in Aberdeen, sponsored by Dave’s Tag and Title Service.                                                                            

2016 Grand Marshall: Mr. Samuel A. Baroody

2016 Theme Winners: Kathryn Murray and Olivia Lockett


SUBMIT YOUR PARADE ENTRY HERE Deadline for Judging is June 26

The Kingsville Independence Day Parade is a grass-roots effort to honor America’s freedoms and to provide a wholesome, family-friendly way to celebrate the holiday. The Parade is presented under the auspices of the Greater Kingsville Civic Association, Inc., the Kingsville Community Alliance, Inc. and the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company by the Friends of the Kingsville Parade. All Parade workers are volunteers, and the Parade is entirely self-sustaining through the generosity of individuals, local merchants, advertisers, and corporate sponsors. Contributions can include cash donations, display and patron advertising in the parade booklet, band sponsorships, and in-kind contributions from merchants and corporate sponsors.

The Parade’s modern incarnation began in 1980 when several members of the community joined together to reestablish a parade honoring the birthday of our nation. Since that time, a dedicated group of volunteers work year ‘round to plan and run the Parade.

A typical day at the Parade begins at the triangle formed by the intersection of Belair, Jerusalem and Bradshaw Roads with a pre-parade show featuring various local musicians, dancers, clowns and others. The Parade itself begins with the presentation of the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and the playing of the Star Spangled Banner. Frequently, in recent years, the National Anthem has been enhanced by a fly-over of A-10 Thunderbolt jets from the Maryland Air National Guard.

The Parade itself typically features a diverse group of entries that includes marching bands, military units, antique cars and tractors, area volunteer and paid fire companies, local school and scouting groups, equestrian units, religious and civic groups, elected officials, political candidates, every kind of powered vehicle, and local merchants, just to name a few. Entries may compete for cash awards and trophies.

Each year’s parade is geared around a theme nominated by an area elementary school student, who is always an honored participant in the parade. Also, every year, a well-known local person is named Grand Marshal in recognition of long-standard service to the community.

We hope that you will join us at this year’s Parade!

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! This year's sponsors include:

  • Jones Junction                             

  • Sunshine Grille, LLC                       

  • Reds Market                                                  

  • Smith & Prothero Physical Therapy 

  • PNC Bank                                      

  • Bay View Homecare

  • John and Kathy Brooks                 

  • Dennis Kurgansky, MD., P.A.  Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

  • Corbin Fuel Company                     

  • Kingsville Plaza By Goettner Const.Co.,Inc.         

  • Fork Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Kevin Doherty                      

  • Paul E. Feild, Jr. D.D.S.                    

  • J.S.I. Automotive                   

  • CRS Flooring America

  • Kingsville Auto Repair

  • Long Green Animal Dermatology Center, Dr. Joseph Bernstein  

  • Dave’s Tag and Title Service

  • Von Paris Moving and Storage 

  • Maryland Portable Restrooms

  • Metro Talk Communications


Click HERE For A Recap of the 2015 Parade

Click HERE For Photos of the 2015 Parade