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Independence Day Parade (Click to Register)

  • Thursday, July 04, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Anna Maria Island from Coquina Beach (North Entrance) to City Pier Park in Anna Maria

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Ahoy Mateys!!  Greetings from the Privateers…..

It is nearing that special time of year again that we celebrate our nation's birthday and independence.  Please join us on the 4th of July, for our annual Independence Day Parade Processional.  Staging opens at 8 am with the parade step off at 10 am SHARP.  We will be parking at Coquina Beach North Boat Ramp; you will enter at the access road across from Coquina Beach South Entrance and be directed where to go and what to do from there.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE PARADE:

 Please register your float/vehicle/golf cart by clicking the Register button to the left, or by printing and filling out an application.  You can present the application to our staging martial when you arrive.

It is now a requirement by local authorities that parade floats ( any vehicle/trailer that has/uses a generator on board ) carry a 5 lb. ABC 2A-10B, C fire extinguisher and must have annual stamp or be certified from extinguisher company. You will be expected to have this the day of the parade or you cannot participate.

WATER IS USED DURING THIS PARADE

Child safe water toys are permitted to be used during the Parade. Please DO NOT throw water balloons or use hi powered water hose spray nozzles or anything that will deliver a hard stream of water that could cause bodily injury to a child. Please be respectful of others and do not spray anyone in the face or spray anyone holding expensive electronic equipment.. 

 MIND THE TEMPERATURE!!!!!

 This parade gets very warm. Wear proper clothing.. Bring water and stay hydrated.

NO WALKING IS ALLOWED OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING HORSES.

 This is a processional; the other lane of traffic cannot be stopped. You must be on some type of wheels to participate.

 This is a first come first serve parade. We cannot hold spots or give spaces between floats. If you are waiting for another float, please pull off and wait for the other party to join you before getting in line.  

 The Privateers do not charge a fee to participate in this parade. If you would like to donate, we appreciate your generosity and it is greatly appreciated. All donations will be put towards our mission of "Pirates for Kids and Community."

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Terry "Cookie" Rapert at moespride@verizon.net. We look forward to having you celebrate the birth of our nation with us.


Click the link below for a printable application.

2024 INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE APPLICATION.pdf 

Anna Maria Island Privateers, Inc.

P.O. Box 1238 Holmes Beach, Fl 34218

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