Lebanon Borough is ready to celebrate its 71st year of 4th of July festivities. The day begins with the annual children’s parade, open to all kids 10 years old & under. Children ride on a decorated bicycles or floats, no motorized vehicles are allowed. First and second place awards will be presented for the best patriotic or theme related decor. A pet parade takes place immediately after the children's one.
At 9:50 a.m. a presentation of the Lebanon Borough School Safety Patrol takes place on Main Street in front of the Fox and Hound Tavern.
The main parade will step off promptly at 10 a.m. and follow West along Main Street, down Myrtle Avenue and then down Brunswick Avenue. Festivities continue at Holjes-Sheppard Park following the parade with a singing of “The Star Spangled Banner”, the flag raising ceremony, presentation of awards, refreshments, games and friendly competition for folks of all ages.
Awards will be given in the categories of Best Theme Float/Unit, Best Children’s Float/Unit, Most Patriotic Float/Unit, Most Original Float/Unit. These awards will be handed out in the park. The Lebanon Fourth of July Parade Committee invites all antique and class cars (pre-1980) to participate in the annual parade. Cars will not be judged nor will trophies be awarded. The first 50 antique/classic cars (no tractors or street rods) to arrive by 9:00 a.m. at Lynwood Drive will receive a participation award.
Registration is required for all parade participants and can be made by email.