How To Do

The Montclair 4th of July Parade!

Date: Monday, July 4

Call Time: 10:00 am

South Fullerton Ave, between Union St. and Hawthorne Place, in Montclair, NJ

Important! Because of the heat, we’re wearing our “Merm-iform”! Originally created for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Merm-iform is full uniform from the waist up and pool party from the waist down (shorts, bathing suit, board shorts, etc., and footwear of your choice). 

  • White 2022 marching band t-shirt
  • Shorts/ bathing suit/ board shorts
  • Footwear of your choice
  • White marching band hat (supplied at step-off if you don’t already have one) 
  • Overlay (always supplied at step-off) 
  • Purple Plume (always supplied at step-off) 

Important! Because of the heat, we’re wearing our “Merm-iform”! Originally created for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Merm-iform is full uniform from the waist up and pool party from the waist down (shorts, bathing suit, board shorts, etc., and footwear of your choice). 

  • Uniform top
  • Shorts/ bathing suit/ board shorts
  • Footwear of your choice
  • The complete 2022 marching set, 34th Street Chorale, and Rise Up

Remember to put your music into a flip folder and put logo placards in front of each piece in the marching set.

In the truck, as usual!

There are restrooms at the library two blocks from our call location

Car Drivers: (before the parade) 

  • Drivers should park near our call location.  There is plenty of free, street parking nearby. 
  • You can use this address in your GPS: 73 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ 
  • At the end of the parade, we will shuttle you back to your cars

 

Car Passengers: (after the parade) 

  • Please wait for your drivers at Valley Rd. and Watchung Ave. (the corner where we made the last turn before the reviewing stand and the park)!

 

Shuttle Drivers (after the parade): 

  • Directions from parade end to step-off to fetch cars: Avoid parade traffic by driving southwest on North Mountain Ave., which is on the opposite side of the park/lake from where the reviewing stand is. When driving away, the park will be on your left if you are going in the correct direction. Go about one mile to the main drag, Bloomfield Ave.; cross over Bloomfield and continue another 1/2 mile on what is now South Mountain Ave. Turn left on Union St. and go about 1/2 mile to South Fullerton–you are at our step-off location.  
  • Directions from step-off to parade end to fetch passengers: Go back the way you just came. Take Union St. to South Mountain Ave. and turn right on South Mountain. Cross over Bloomfield Ave. and continue one mile on what is now North Mountain Ave. until you reach Watchung Ave. Turn right on Watchung and go one light to Valley Rd. Retrieve passengers!  

Mostly sunny; nice weather to celebrate Independence Day! High of 87°.