Piedmont 4th of July Parade & Picnic

Celebrate our small town's big spirit at Piedmont's 57th annual Independence Day celebration!

A marching band walks down Piedmont's Highland Avenue

When: Thursday, July 4, 2024: 11am-3pm

Where: Highland Avenue from Park Way to Piedmont Park

Enjoy 4th of July Piedmont style, with our annual:

  • Parade: The fun starts at 11am!
  • Picnic in the Park: Live music in Piedmont Park until 3pm. This year's band is The Cheeseballs!
  • Pancake Breakfast: Fuel up before the parade with the Piedmont Community Service Crew.
  • Neighborhood block parties Permit applications due June 27

Join the Parade! | Attendee Guidelines | Block Party Permits |

Join the Parade!

Neighborhood floats have been at the heart of Piedmont's 4th of July parade since the beginning, though the tradition has waned in recent years.

To encourage more participation, the 4th of July Committee is offering $500 stipend to support neighborhoods entering the parade.

To enter the parade:

This year's theme is "Small Town, Big Spirit."

Attendee Guidelines

Please be considerate of public spaces in advance of and during celebrations:

  • Do not place chairs at bus stops
  • Do not block access from the street to the sidewalk with chairs
  • Use blankets rather than tarps for picnics in the park. Tarps damage the grass

Thank you for helping keep Piedmont's 4th of July celebrations safe and accessible for all.

Block Party Permits

Planning an Independence Day block party? You need a street closure permit.

Get a Street Closure Permit
  • Application deadline: 5pm on Thursday, June 27
  • Barricades delivered: Wednesday, July 3

If your permit is NOT approved, we will contact you by Monday, July 1. If you do not receive a notification, your permit has been approved and Public Works will deliver barricades to your address on Wednesday, July 3.

Pancake Breakfast

Before the parade, fuel up at an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast hosted by the Piedmont Community Service Crew.

  • When: 8-10:30am, Thursday, July 4
  • Where: Veterans Hall, 401 Highland Avenue
  • Cost: $15 for ages 15 and up; $10 for youth ages 3-14; free for children under 3