What you need to know for the parade this Friday
The 55th Annual Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade is this Friday and we are getting a ton of calls asking questions. Here are some answers.
Where is it?
Crandon Boulevard. Map Link (The longer line is the parade route)
What time does it start?
What if it rains?
Then you’re going to get wet! It’s rain or shine.
Where and when do I line up if I’m in the parade?
On Fernwood Road and you should be lining up by 9am. Map Link (The shorter line is the lineup area).
What’s my place in the parade?
Your place will be assigned when you show up at the lineup area.
Where and when are the fireworks?
The fireworks start at 9pm. You can watch the fireworks from the Village Green, or anywhere with a view of the Atlantic ocean.
Welcome to the 55th Annual Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade website!
Made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Homemade Float Contest
At the parade committee we were thinking of ways we could get more people to participate in the parade. You know, this parade is 55 years old this year and it started with a group of proud Key Rats who wanted to do something grand for Independence Day. They got together, they made it happen, and here we are today with what I think is the largest event on the Key, and the oldest parade in South Florida.
We wanted to get people involved, so we came up with this: a $1000 prize for best homemade float, with $500 for second place. We recognize it’s not easy to put something together, and maybe this can inspire a little friendly competition, and some awareness about the parade and the fact that it’s you and your neighbors who make this great American celebration what it is.
So if you’re interested, or you know creative types, please let them know. If you could share this post that’d be great, as the only way this is going to work is if people know about it. More details forthcoming, but if you have any questions let us know.
Official Rules for the contest:
1. You cannot contract out the float from a float company.
2. You cannot pay to have your float made.
3. Your entry cannot be sponsored by a company. Community groups and organizations are OK.
Thanks and good luck!