2021 Warren 4th of July Parade and Festivities

2021 Warren 4th of July Parade + Street Dance a HUGE success! Join us for the Full complement of parade, kids’ activities, street dance, Buddy Badges and more on Monday, July 4, 2022!

Would you like to be an individual donor/sponsor for the 2022 Parade to help offset expenses of the day?? We would love for you to show YOUR love with a donation! By clicking here: https://bit.ly/3il9OVf and making a donation of $10 or more through the Town of Warren website (please choose “Utilities/Other) you will make the day one to remember!  Please note, the credit card processing fee must be passed on to you, sorry about that – but there is no workaround. 🙁

Alternately, you can send a check in any amount (mark “4th of July Parade” in the memo) payable to Town of Warren, PO Box 337, Warren VT 05674.  Thank you!


For the 73rd-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 on July 4, 2022. Main Street in Warren closes at 8:30am SHARP. Please remember that everyone is welcome to participate in the parade, regardless of political leanings – please be respectful. Freedom of Speech is still one of our inalienable rights.

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 no remaining space for food vendors  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.  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….

Port-O-Lets: There will be 1 by the Covered Bridge, 4 at the Municipal Office/Warren Church parking lot, 12 behind the Warren Store and 2 at the Warren School.

Fireworks:  Dusk at Sugarbush Resort on Sunday, 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 2021 event could not have been possible without the generous support of the taxpayers of Warren and Christopher Stone, George Dorsey, Warren Store, Pitcher Inn and WDEV . 

Questions should be directed HERE, (email is preferred) or leave a message with your question at 802-498-8545 and Susan will call you as soon as she can.


TIMELINE:

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 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.

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, rain or shine

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.