Purcellville Parade

A historic fire truck in the Purcellville Independence Day parade in 2020.

Event organizers of the town’s annual Independence Day parade announced Friday that Purcellville will host this year’s event on July 3 at noon and that participant applications are now available.

There is no cost to participate. Interested parties are asked to complete an online application form at purcellvilleva.gov in order to join the parade. Completed applications are due June 25.

This year the parade route will start at Blue Ridge Middle School on East A Street, turn left onto South Maple Avenue, turn left onto East Main Street, and conclude at Emerick Elementary School. The parade route will be closed to traffic from approximately 11:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Parade organizers said participants are to follow Gov. Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 79 for face coverings, which state that fully vaccinated individuals do not have to wear masks in most indoor and outdoor settings, except on public transit, in health care facilities, and in congregate settings

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people aged 5 years and older should continue to wear masks and practice physical distancing in most indoor and outdoor settings in accordance with CDC recommendations, according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Additional rules for participants are included on the application form.

For additional information, please contact Hibah Salah at hsalah@purcellvilleva.gov.

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