Local Information & News June 29, 2023

Downtown Newton Independence Day Community Parade 2023


Saturday, July 1, 2023 11:00am –  12:00pm

Get a head start on your celebrations of America’s national day by attending or participating in Downtown Newton’s Independence Day Community Parade on Saturday, July 1. Friends and neighbors from Newton and beyond are invited to this annual patriotic march around the 1924 Courthouse Square at the heart of Downtown Newton.

Parade registration is open to individuals, families, performance groups, and civic organizations. Parade participants are to be decorated in patriotic themes and may register in the following categories:

  • Golf cart | Gator | ATV

  • Bicycle | Tricycle | Stroller

  • Wagon

  • Scooter

  • Walking participant(s) and pet(s)

  • Dance group

  • Musical group

  • Other performance group

  • Little Miss Liberty

  • Little Mister Liberty

Parade participants judged most patriotic will be awarded Downtown Dollars that can be used to make purchases at select Downtown Newton merchants.

The parade will circle the 1924 Courthouse Square, beginning and ending at Newton City Hall, 401 North Main Ave. The route will travel south on Main Avenue, turn left on East A Street, and turn left on College Avenue.


Required registration is open to individuals, families, performance groups, and civic organizations through 5 p.m. Friday, June 30.

A $10 entry fee should accompany each registration.

Families, performance groups, and civic organizations are asked to submit one registration form and one $10 entry fee.

For more information, please contact Newton Main Street Manager Mary Yount at myount@newtonnc.gov or (828) 695-4360.


Information and Photo Credit from: DowntownNewton.org