Parade Route from 10 a.m. – ?

The annual Mayor’s Fourth of July Parade — which includes more than 170 floats and 2,500 participants — will begin at Park Street and Lincoln Avenue at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

The parade will include riders on horseback, dancers, marching bands and plenty of classic cars.

Participants will be gathering at Lincoln and Grand Street and then heading east for the start.

From Park and Lincoln, the floats will move toward south the beach and then will turn right (or east) on Otis Drive.

After a few blocks on Otis, the route will move (north) down Grand Street to Encinal Avenue.

The participants will proceed west on Encinal until the avenue mergers with Central Avenue.

After another few blocks heading west, the floats and participants will move north on Webster Street.

A crowd of about 20,000 is expected. Enjoy!

(For a map of the route and other details, go online to the city’s parade website.)

Janet Levaux