Banner Elk 4th of July Parade



Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 11:00am


Downtown Banner Elk Banner Elk, NC


Family Fun 4th of July Parade and Festival

Banner Elk's Annual Fourth of July Parade is the best small town parade you'll ever attend!

Starting at 11 a.m., floats, bikes, cars, people parade down Main Street.

Change regarding parade participation; registration now required (6/12/19): We have been asked by law enforcement to register parade participants. We have created a simple online form for registration, or you may stop by the Chamber office at the stoplight in downtown Banner Elk, to register in person.

Note for Parade Participants: Due to safety issues and insurance requirements, there is absolutely no throwing of candy or any items from vehicles. You may walk close to the curb and pass out candy to children.

After the parade, the festivities continue with concerts, kids games such as watermelon eating and bag races, the duck race, food vendors, and much more on the front lawn at the Historic Banner Elk School in downtown Banner Elk.

For those enjoying the concerts, be sure to bring blanks or chairs.

2019 Concert Bands for the 4th of July Celebration (Playing on stage from 12-6p.m.):


Smokin' Joe Band

The Extraordinaires

Call 828-898-8395 or email for more information


  • Closest Town or City:
    • Banner Elk
  • County:
    • Watauga
  • Event Category:
    • Holiday
  • Additional Info:
    • Alcohol-Free,
    • Family Friendly,
    • Free

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