Old Fashion 4th of July Parade in the Hilltowns (2008)

61st Annual Independence Day Parade

The Spirit of Chesterfield will be the theme for the 61st annual Independence Day parade. Since 1947, the town has hosted this event that has grown in popularity to be a Hilltown tradition and favorite.

  • The Parade kicks off at 10:30 and will feature floats, bands, clowns, live animals and antique cars.
  • The Heritage Pops Orchestra will provide musical entertainment beginning at 11:30.
  • Visitors can begin the day with a Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. and then enjoy numerous displays on exhibit in town center including quilts and artwork.
  • Following the parade there will be a chicken barbecue, magic show, petting zoo, Firemen’s Muster, and continued opportunities to view the displays. The Bisbee Mill Museum and Historic Society will also be open to the public.

There will be plenty of parking (nominal fee to support the area Boy Scouts) near the parade route, and except for the food, all the other activities are free.

The Parade can always use more participants. Bands, horses and buggies, antique cars, floats, and kids with costumes are welcome to be a part of the festivities. Please contact Mary Ann Coleman at 413-296-4787.

2 Comments

  1. July 3, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Park at the intersection of Route 143 & South Street/North Road on the side of the road. Be sure to have your car on the side you will depart on or you might have to wait (they close down the intersection during the parade). — See you there!

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  2. Maryellen Rousseau said,

    July 3, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Does anyone know what the parade route is, and where we can park?

    Thanks

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