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July 4th Parade

July 4, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for the 56th annual July 4th Parade and Picnic! The parade starts sharply at 11:00am on Whitehaven Pkwy and ends at the Palisades Rec Center with a free picnic for all. Everyone is invited to join in the fun. No registration is necessary.  Thank you to Kevin Nigri for his awesome artwork!

Thank you for your interest in the 56th annual Palisades Parade and Picnic – the best small town parade in DC!

Line-up begins on Whitehaven Pkwy at 10:00am in the order in which people appear. No registration is necessary. This street is in between Our Lady of Victory School and the fire station. If you don’t mind being in the back of the parade, feel free to line up closer to 11:00am. Please enter Whitehaven Pkwy via Foxhall Rd. That way, you will be facing the right direction. The parade starts moving at 11:00am sharp! You DO NOT need to register for the parade. All you need to do is show up and get in line. It’s that easy!

If your group would like to bring a vehicle, make sure you bring only ONE! Too many cars make for a BORING parade. We encourage walking. Get creative. Make a float! Make it fun and interesting!! Play music! You are permitted to throw candy or little toys as long as you throw them on to the median strip or the sidewalk. We do NOT want candy landing in the street. Bring water; it’s always hot.

The parade goes from Whitehaven Pkwy, down MacArthur, takes a left on Edmunds, a left on Sherier and ends at the Palisades Rec Center. Following the parade, there is a free picnic for all at the Rec Center featuring hot dogs, drinks, live music and moon bounces. Come one come all!!

This event is organized by the Palisades Community Association and paid for with funds raised at our annual t-shirt sale and by generous donations from Palisades businesses. If you would like to join many of your neighbors who volunteer to sell t-shirts in June, please email Maria Garcia at We need all the help we can get!

We also need help in other areas. On July 4th itself, we need people to set up at the rec center at 8:30am and help clean up at 2:00. Please lend a hand if you can. We also need parade marshals: individuals who stand on a specified block and help keep the parade flowing and the kids out of the street. If you have further questions or would like to volunteer, call Anne Ourand at 202-363-7441 or email

Thank you and we will see you on July 4th.


July 4, 2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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