Registration for Seaside’s annual Fourth of July parade is now open. Registration may be done online at www.seasidefourthofjuly.org through June 29. The parade line up will be on Necanicum Drive with the head at 12th Avenue. All entrants must be in line and ready to go by 10:45 a.m. Arriving early is strongly suggested since traffic can often be heavy. Those entrants not at their assigned position will be put at the end of the parade as space allows.
Entries must be able to negotiate turns onto and off Broadway. Floats cannot be over 40 feet in length, towing vehicle and float combined, and no more than 8 feet wide. If a float or vehicle distributes “goodies,” a designated walker alongside the entry must do it. No goodies or candy can be thrown from the float or vehicle.
The parade starts at 11 a.m. From Necanicum, it will turn east on 12th Avenue then south on Holladay Drive to Broadway, west to Columbia, east to 1st Ave. and back to Necanicum. Emails with additional parade information and assigned position will be sent out to registered entrants July 1 and 2.
The parade is always lots of fun for participants — rain or shine. The Oregon Crusader’s Drum and Bugle Corps will be participating again this year.