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

Held Annually for 38 Years





2018 Theme:

Being Grateful for Our Nation is Cause for Celebration!

8 Marching Bands!

Our lineup of bands marching this year include the Baltimore City Pipe Band, the Havre de Grace High School Marching Band, the Edgewood High School Marching Band, the C. Milton Wright High School Marching Band, the North Harford High School Marching Band, the Joppatowne High School Marching Band, the Patterson Mill High School Marching Band, and, the Aberdeen High School Marching Band.

2018 Parade Details

Pre-parade music and celebration, sponsored by Reds and PNC Bank, commences 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4th at the Judges viewing stand at the corner of Bradshaw and Jerusalem Roads. 

A fun-filled hour of entertainment features, Steve Gambrill “The Extreme Balloon Man”, Upper Falls Dance Academy, The Oriole Bird, Baltimore City Pipe Band, Releve Dance & TwirlTasTix Baton Teams, and Tyler Gnade, soloist.  The parade will kick off 10:50 a.m. at the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company on Bellevue Avenue (formation and line-up starts at 9:00 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 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 contacting Rev. Elizabeth Sipos at 410-698-5376.  Grace Community Church, 11611 Bel Air Road, will provide additional parking and be offering water to attendees.

Opening ceremonies will be held at the Judges viewing stand beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Bruce McCubbin, Master of Ceremonies, presiding. Christina Massimei will perform he national anthem accompanied by the Havre de Grace High School Band under the direction of Richard Hauf. Weather permitting, the Maryland Air National Guard will provide a “Fly Over” during the National Anthem.  The CECOM Color Guard of the US ARMY will present the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance led by our Maryland Air National Guard invitee.    

Entry Judging

DEADLINE for entries to be judged is June 24th

Entries will be judged in one of the following categories unless designated as "non-competing" by the entrant.

               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; 18th 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 8th Annual BUD HUSON AMERICAN PRIDE AWARD for the best band/musical entry in the parade.  Trophy awards will be made at the July 19th meeting of the GKCA.

2018 Grand Marshal

Mr. Logan Kurek

Kingsville Volunteer Fire Cmpany

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2018 Theme Winner

Turner Hodges

Kingsville Elementary School

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 Support Your Parade! Learn How HERE

Without the support and generous contributions of our parade, band, pre-parade sponsors and in-kind service providers, the Kingsville Parade could not be presented. We thank the sponsors of this year's Parade and urge everyone to patronize these community-minded folks, and, when you do, personally thank them for supporting the Parade.

 2018 Parade Sponsors

Jones Junction


PNC Bank

John and Kathy Brooks

Corbin Fuel Company

Kingsville Plaza by Goettner Const. Co., Inc.

Fork Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Kevin Doherty

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

Long Green Animal Dermatology Center, Dr. Joseph Bernstein

Maryland Portable Restrooms

G&M Automotive Sales and Service

Metro Talk

Parade Book Advertisers & Patrons

Sunshine Grille, LLC

Smith and Prothero Physical Therapy

Bay View Homecare

Dennis Kurgansky, M.D., P.A., Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

J.S.I. Automotive

Kingsville Auto Repair

Von Paris Moving and Storage

Dave’s Tag & Title Service

  About The Kingsville Independence Day Parade

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!

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Click HERE For A Recap of the 2017 Parade

Click HERE For Photos of the 2017 Parade