2021 Warren 4th of July Parade and Festivities
Warren 4th of July, 2021 Plans
The parade is still a MAYBE, and will only happen if state guidelines allow for a safe event for all. If there are any gathering limitations or mask, distancing or vaccine requirements, the event will be cancelled entirely. The Go / No-go decision will be made no later than mid June or at such time as guidance is handed down by the state health department, so get ready!
For 2021, we will suspend $1 Buddy Badge sold at the gates, shuttle service and all post-parade activities at Brooks Field. All will be back in 2022.
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For the 72nd-almost-consecutive-year, we celebrate our independence with a wild, wacky, and wickedly fun parade, street dance, and family festivities at the Warren 4th of July Parade and Festivities! Parade starts at 10 AM. Main Street in Warren closes at 8:30am SHARP. This event is produced by the Mad River Valley Rotary Club.
Floats: No need to register. Arrive at the south end of Warren Village’s Main Street by 9am. (TIP: enter by SOUTH Main Street – south of Covered Bridge Rd – and get in line). You will be facing in the correct direction. Parade starter will put you in place as you move forward once parade begins.
Vendors: There is limited space for food vendors remaining for 2021
Handicap Parking: Parking placard required. In all cases, vehicle must be in the village before 8:30am. Parking at the Municipal/Church parking in the center of town (behind the fire station). Limited parking available at the “grist stone” commuter parking at the north end of Main St. Lots of parking at the Warren School, though 6/10 mile trek to the village. 4-wheeled transport utility vehicles available by chance. If you ask a security person, they can relay to the drivers to come to your location. Note that these vehicles and personnel are doing parade prep, so you may have to wait….
Fireworks: Dusk at Sugarbush Resort on Saturday, July 4
The Parade Boss strongly discourages bringing dogs to the parade. Please leave them home (not in the car) for the day. They won’t have nearly as much fun as you at the parade. If you MUST bring a dog, please supply adequate water and keep them leashed at all times. Please keep horses at home, too!
Sponsors: The event could not be made possible without the generous support of the taxpayers of Warren and the members of the Chamber of Commerce, along with these (prior year) corporate sponsors: Waitsfield Telecom, WDEV Radio, Sugarbush Resort, Mad River Glen, Casella Waste Services, Jamieson Insurance and Karl Klein, Broker.
Questions should be directed HERE, or call 802-498-8545.
8 a.m.: Vendors must have arrived in Warren preparing for setup.
8 a.m.: Mad Bus begins running from Lincoln Peak (Sugarbush) until 4 p.m. Pick-up after the parade is at Covered Bridge Road and Route 100. There are no other satellite parking areas. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE – BOARD EARLY BUSES!
8:30 a.m.: Main Street Warren closed to vehicles at north Main Street entrance to the intersection of South Main Street and Covered Bridge Road, intersection of Brook Road and School Road to Main Street and the intersection of Fuller Hill and Main Street. Only emergency and pre-authorized traffic will be allowed through.
Parking for individuals with disabilities will be at municipal building and at the grist stone/commuter parking area. Handicap parking placard must be clearly displayed. Arrive BEFORE 8:30am.
Parking on roads accessing Warren Village will be limited to one side only to allow access for emergency vehicles. Please use satellite parking at Brooks Field (Warren School) and utilize the trail to the Village from the school.
8:30 a.m.-9:00a.m.: Floats should arrive by this time, entering the village from South Main Street and Route 100 (not Covered Bridge Road) and line up in the order you arrive or as assigned by the Float Patrol. Floats and marchers should be respectful of Float Patrol and stay in the order assigned.
10 a.m.: Parade starts with cannon boom
11:15 a.m.: Parade winds down, Bruce Sklar and his Slarkestra warm up on the porch of The Warren Store and the street dance begins.
There is no alcohol allowed in Warren Village, with the rule strictly enforced by security personnel. Please respect the rules.
Limited street opening as crowds disburse. Warren Village Main Street from intersection of Brook Road south to Flat Iron Road will remain closed until band is done and street is swept.
3 p.m.: Warren Village and Brooks Field activities wind down, streets re-open.
9:15 +/-: Fireworks at Sugarbush Lincoln Peak. Arrive early, sit back and oooohhh and ahhhhhh.