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The following outlines the details of the parade and fireworks, posted Sunday morning:
Sunday is one of the biggest days of the year in Havre de Grace.
Why wait for the 4th of July when you can celebrate early?
The grand marshals for the parade will represent the Maryland Army National Guard 1297 and 1729.
The following bands are set to play in the parade, according to havredegracejuly4.org:
- Havre de Grace High School
- The Ravens’ Marching Band
- John F. Nicoll Pipes and Drums
- The Atlantic Watch Pipe Band
- Ulster Scottish Pipe Band
- The Harford Highlanders Pipe Band
- Upper Chesapeake Community Band
- Westminster Community Band
- Calvert Hall College HS Band
- The Reilly Raiders
- Archer- Epler Musketeers
- The Fusion Corps
- Shenandoah Sound
- The Waconia High School Band from Waconia, Minnesota
At dusk—approximately 9:30 p.m.—a display from Fireworks Extravaganza will cap the week-long celebration.
Havre de Grace police used an automated call Friday to prepare residents and business owners for traffic issues in the downtown area of the city.
The message, delivered by Capt. Wayne Young, included the following:
Residents and visitors to our city can expect delays, road closures and a high volume of pedestrian traffic during the celebration. Please pay close attention to traffic control devices and public safety employees' directions. Do not move traffic cones, traffic barrels, barricades or any other type of traffic control devices as they are in place for specific reasons. We urge everyone to pay close attention to parking signs and be aware of restictions that are in place for Sunday, July 1. Please be cautious of pedestrians while driving in the city on July 1, as well. We hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe Independence Day celebration.