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

Held Annually for 39 Years





2020 Theme:

See Photos of the 2019 Parade Here

2019 Parade Recap

Opening Ceremonies were held at the judges viewing stand with Bonnie McCubbin, Master of Ceremonies presiding.  Leading the parade was the Baltimore County Police Department Ceremonial Honor Guard with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Miguel Acosta.  At 11:10 A.M. we were honored to have a “Fly By” from the Maryland Air National Guard.  Our National Anthem was performed by Christina Massimei, accompanied by the Aberdeen High School Band under the direction of Kaitlyn Wittman.   

Judging Results

Entries were judged in a number of categories by Judges Michael Trush, Linda Huber, Rita Sayler, Dave Huber and Richard Eyre (representing Long Green VFC). Some entries were not judged.

 Category #2 – Bands/Musical

Bud Huson American Pride Award

C. Milton Wright Marching Band   

 Category #3 – Antique Vehicles

 1st – Don Appel – 1955 torch Red Ford Thunderbird

 2nd – The Brooks Family - WII Restored Jeep

 3rd – Charles Plott – 1940 Pickup Truck

 Category #5 – Equestrian Group

1st  - Hawks Hollow Farm

2nd – Maryland Miniatures

3rd – The Fair Family

  Category #6 – Family, Group or Individual Entry

  1st – Beachmont Corn Maze

  2nd  -Friends of Jerusalem Mill

  3rd – Cub Scout Pack 877

 Category #7 – Young Set

1st Upper Falls Dance Academy

 Category #8 – Commercial Entries

  1st – G. J. Goss Contracting, Inc. Red Antique Truck    

  2nd – Cherryworks Ltd

  3rd – Chesapeake Landscapes, LLC

 Category #9 – Floats

   1st - Fork United Methodist Church and Waugh United Methodist Church

   2nd - Troop 247 BSA

 Category #10 – Fire Apparatus

  Melvin C. Neuman Award for Best Company in Parade

      Baltimore County Fire Department House #55

 Best Appearing Engine

Jacksonville VFC

  2nd Best Appearing Engine

Rosedale VFC

Best Appearing Truck Company

Baltimore County Fire Department House #55

Best Appearing Ambulance

Fallston VFC

 Category #11 – Recreational Vehicles

 1st – Johnnie Brooks – Decorated Golf Cart

 Judges Awards for BEST INTERPRETATION OF THEME – “United We Stand”

   1st Place $150 – Hawks Hollow Farm

  2nd Place $100 – St. Paul’s Lutheran School

  3rd Place $50 – Kingsville Elementary PTA Patriotic Program

 Bud Huson American Pride Award – $150

 C. Milton Wright High School Marching Mustangs  

 19th Annual Mary Frances Sheppard Award - $150 for BEST ENTRY IN PARADE

Beachmont Cornmaze


Winners received formal notification in the mail. Trophies were presented at the July 17th meeting of the Greater Kingsville Civic Association held at the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department.

8 Marching Bands!

The Bands marching in the Parade were the Baltimore City Pipe Band, Aberdeen High School Marching Band, C. Milton Wright High School Marching Band, Joppatowne High School Marching Band, Edgewood High School Marching Band, North Harford High School Marching Band, Havre de Grace High School Marching Band, and Patterson Mill High School Marching Band.  

2019 Grand Marshals

Bill and Mary Jo Button

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2019 Theme Winner

Sara Hope Brauner

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We Thank Our 2019 Parade Sponsors

The Kingsville Parade is entirely self-funded through the generous donation of funds and in-kind services from the following public-spirited persons and organizations, whose support we gratefully acknowlege.

Jones Junction

BrightView Senior Living-Perry Hall

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