Tomorrow is the big day! The Hillsboro Rotary 4th of July Parade returns tomorrow for the first time in 3 years. A big crowd is expected as people seem to be longing for things that reconnect to their lives before the pandemic. The annual parade has been going on for decades and tomorrow thousands are expected to turn out.
The Herald has your hook up right here as to where the parade route is and where you can watch it from. Here is what you need to know.
Parking to watch the parade will be all over town, but after 8 AM, the parade route, which is marked in the black and orange stripe, will be closed to go into. Take the MAX or park around the edges of downtown and find space along Main Street, Cornell, NE Grant Street, or NE 2nd Street from Grant to Main. There will be plenty of room so be patient.
The Parade officially moves ahead at 10 AM with a lot of floats, cars, bands, and other entries gracing the route. Over 100 entities have been logged in as to who is entering a float. You can check this document to see what staging area on the map above each entry will be starting from in case you need to get to them or see them start!
Many Hillsboroites will start the day off with a traditional Pancake Breakfast at the First Congregational Church of Christ! This meal is amazing and is such a fun way to start the day off- and all are welcome!