The best July 4th celebration in the nation will be back on the street this year!
The 19th annual Capitol Hill Community 4th of July Parade is a local tradition and is considered one of the District’s best events. Members of the community gather together along Barracks Row to watch community groups, local organizations, politicians, churches, schools, marching bands and the Capitol Hill BID Men in Blue troop by, many tossing candy at the children.
In 2020, the parade went online to keep tradition alive. Organizers have just announced that for 2021, the traditional parade will be held along Eighth Street SE.
Phil Guire, of Jeanne Phil Meg Real Estate, has been the lead organizer for many years. He said that he is grateful the parade is a go this year. “I am thrilled that the mayor’s office was so quick to give us the go ahead for this amazing hill tradition that is my own personal highlight of summer,” Guire said.
Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has herself marched in the parade for the past several years. Get your groups together and join in on the fun! Register your group here.
The parade traditionally starts at Eighth and I Streets SE at 10 a.m., proceeding along Barracks Row to conclude at Eastern Market Metro Plaza.
Organizers encourage both groups and spectators to follow all updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.
Learn more about the Capitol Hill Community July 4th Parade by visiting www.capitolhill4thparade.com.