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Guide to 4th of July Parades in WNY

City Guide, Family Friendly, For Kids, Things to Do

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on June 22, 2022

The 4th of July will be here before we know it. If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate, towns and villages around WNY are bringing communities together with family-friendly Independence Day Parades. Expect marching bands, themed floats, and a whole lot of red, white, and blue. Plus, many of these parades are just the beginning to an evening full of fun festivities and fireworks to come. Here’s where you can find a parade near you:

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4th of July Parade and Dick Bessel Independence Day Run

Mon, Jul 4
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free


Grand Island Boulevard Grand Island, NY 14072

North Towns

THE DICK BESSEL RUN & KIDS RACE: 9:00 a.m. INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE:  10:00 a.m. start, parade route along G.I. Blvd. ...

Town of Cheektowaga Independence Day Parade

Mon, Jul 4
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Free

Amphitheater in Cheektowaga Town Park
Cheektowaga Town Park Cheektowaga, 14211

Buffalo

Parade route runs along Harlem Rd from Walden to Cheektowaga Town Park. ...

Olcott Patriots Day Parade

Mon, Jul 4
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Olcott Beach
5979 E Main St Olcott, 14126

Niagara County

Straight from a Norman Rockwell painting, this parade is nostalgic, patriotic and  fun! Dress up in red,  white and blue and decorate your bikes and  wagons. ...

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Village of Lancaster Independence Day Parade

Mon, Jul 4
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Lancaster Village
5423 Broadway Lancaster, 14086

Cheektowaga and East

2:00 p.m. The parade will begin at Erie & Court Street, proceed south down Court St, west onto Pleasant Ave, south down Central Avenue, and conclude ...

Akron Kiddie Parade & Gala Parade

Mon, Jul 4
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Russell Park Gazebo
Main Streeet Akron,

Online

4:15 – Kiddie Parade to begin at Hart Street (Sponsored by Candy Apple Café) 4:30 – Gala Parade Alexander Band in Russell Park following the ...

Orchard Park Annual Independence Day Parade

Mon, Jul 4
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free


Quaker Street Orchard Park, NY 14127

South Towns

4th of July Parade Route E. Quaker Street between Baker Road and the Middle School, Orchard Park, NY ...

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