Ann Arbor July 4th parade

Photos from this blog and more parade photos (non M&C) from flickr accounts. Thanks to annarborchronicle and Story and video here. Thanks to AnnArborJaycees facebook page for the photos as well.

Ann Arbor Fourth Parade to Feature 60+ Entries and Olympic Silver Medalists

Posted: Jun 24, 2010 at 10:01 AM [Today]

The 20th annual Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade is just around the corner and this year promises to be a great way to spend a part of your Independence Day. With over 60+ businesses, community groups, and other organizations signed up to participate everyone is sure to find something that they enjoy. A sampling of the entries include area political parties (after all it is an election year), baton swirlers, ukele marching band, and many many more. The grand marshals for this year's parade are Olympic Silver Medalist's Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Both of them are excited to be back in Ann Arbor after their thrilling competition in Vancouver this past winter.

New this year is a competition that will award $250 in cash to the non-commercial entry with the most "community spirit". Apanel of judges (including Charlie and Meryl) will determine the winner. Groups must be lined up by 10 AM to be eligible. The Ann Arbor Jaycees are also encouraging area youth (under 12) to decorate their bikes and ride them in the parade. Over $100 in prizes (all donated by Two Wheel Tango of Ann Arbor) will be given away to the paticipants.

This year's parade will start at 11:00 AM sharp at the intersection of State and William Streets. The parade route proceeds up State St, down Liberty St, over to Main St, and then back down William St. Stages will be set up at the intersection of Main and Liberty and State and South University to announce each entry. Bring your lawn chairs and kool-aid as the parade will last about an hour.

If your group wishes to participate in the parade its not too late, visit and click on the parade link. Online registrations are being accepted through Sunday, June 27. Beyond that date email ( for more info.

This event is organized by the Ann Arbor Jaycees, who are young adults between the ages of 21 and 40 who want to make a positive difference in our community. Consider joining if you'd like to plan next year's parade!.


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