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Celebrate 200 Years With Bicentennial-Themed Bloomington Parade Entry
Updated June 12, 2018 7:08 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Celebrate 200 years of Bloomington and Monroe County history with a Bicentennial-themed entry in this year's Fourth of July Parade on Wednesday, July 4th.

Entry applications will be accepted through June 15, or until the parade maximum of 100 entries is received. Entry fee is $25.

Bands and musical groups, classic cars, floats, and walking groups are invited to showcase their patriotism and love for the Bloomington community with an entry in the parade.

  • 9 a.m. Bloomington Community Band plays on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn
  • 10 a.m. Fourth of July Parade begins
  • 11:15 a.m. Parade Awards announced at the reviewing stand, downtown on Kirkwood Avenue

The Fourth of July Parade is proudly presented by Bloomington Parks and Recreation and partner Downtown Bloomington Inc., along with title sponsor Bloomington Board of Realtors.

Parade Route:

The parade begins at the corner of Seventh Street and Indiana Avenue, marches west to Walnut Street, north to Eighth Street, west to College Avenue, south to Kirkwood Avenue, east on Kirkwood Avenue, and ends at Indiana Avenue.

The Fourth of July Parade takes place rain or shine! For more information about the parade, contact Bill Ream at (812) 349-3748 or

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