Brooklyn officials release new July 4 parade route, details


Above: The Brooklyn July 4 parade drew hundreds of people downtown. This year there will be a variety of good places in the village to watch the parade.

Brooklyn officials are looking for entrants into the July 4 parade, which will be held Sunday, July 4 starting at 1 p.m.

Staging for the parade begins around 12:30 p.m., and will be at the Presbyterian Church parking lot.

Meanwhile, the parade route will be a first in the village. Officials were happy with a new parade route that ran through the village for the Christmas parade last year, but wanted to shorten it up a bit in case it is too hot.

According to officials, the parade will start at 1 p.m. (staging starts at 12:30) at the Presbyterian Church parking lot. It will go west on Marshall St. to N. King to S. King/Tiffany St. to Potter St. to Lane St. to S. Main St. (northbound) to the Village Square, around the Village Square to Chicago St. to West St. to return to the parking lot behind the Presbyterian Church. (see map below).

“This is intentionally more compact than last year’s Holiday Parade due to the likelihood of hot weather to enable walking participants to be able to drop out along the route if they need to do so,” said village manager Jae Guetschow.

Anyone interested in participating in the Independence Day Parade can contact the Village Office at (517) 592-2591 to  register or learn more details.

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