Fourth of July Hometown Celebration

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Fourth of July Hometown Celebration General Info & FAQs

4th of July 2022

City of DuPont & Northwest Landing’s 2022 4th of July Hometown Celebration is ON!

The City of DuPont is excited to see our friends and neighbors in 2022 as we gather to celebrate America together!  This year’s 4th of July celebration is the first since 2019 and it’s going to be our best yet. 

The day begins with the Historical Society’s Annual Pancake Breakfast at 8AM.  We are forever grateful to the Historical Society for providing  such a wonderful tradition for our families.  Our hometown parade begins at 10AM and is followed by a family friendly celebration at Clocktower Park with live music, arts and crafts, vendors, food, and of course Red, White & Blue Alley hosted by the DuPont Lions!  Families are invited to enjoy a fantastic fireworks display sponsored by the Northwest Landing COA at Patriot’s Landing beginning at dusk.

Many helping hands are needed to help make this event a success.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Amy Walker at (253) 912-5245.  We would love to hear from you!

Many heartfelt thanks to our friends at Northwest Landing ROA and COA for sponsoring this annual event.  We are a grateful community and we could not do it without you!


Pancake Breakfast

Where can I find Handicap parking?

Handicap parking can be found at the John L. Scott (1408 Palisade Blvd) parking lot across Palisade Blvd from Clocktower Park. Due to the parade, access to the lot will be closed from 9AM- approximately 11AM.

First Aid/ Lost & Found/ Lost Children

The yellow-topped, City of DuPont Parks & Recreation Tent will be on the festival grounds and administers these services as well as provides other forms of useful information. 

Can I Bring my Pet?

Due to the potentially large crowds, loud noises and food/ drink vendors on site, pets are strongly discouraged. Service animals are always welcome. 


Parade Information & Road Closures

Parade Route

Parade Route & Start Times

Start Times

Float Staging Area is in front of the DuPont Community Center (303 Barksdale Dr). Staging begins at 9:00AM and parade begins at 10:00AM.

The Bike & Buggy Parade will stage in front of the Chloe Clark Statue on the corner of Palisade & Haskell. Please follow directions of DuPont Police & Volunteers. Staging begins at 10:00AM and meets at the END of the parade at approximately 10:30AM. Do not move ahead of any of the original procession.

Route

  • Float Parade begins in front of the DuPont Community Center at 303 Barksdale Dr, heading Northwest toward Repauno Ave.
  • Turns right, heading Northeast on Repauno and continues onto DuPont Ave, heading Northwest
  • Continues onto Haskell St heading Southwest.
    • Passes along Chloe Clark Elementary School where the Bike & Buggy Parade joins behind the original procession. 
  • Crosses Palisade on Haskell St and continues to McDonald St.
  • Turns left on McDonald St heading South. 
  • Turns left on Thompson St heading East.
  • Continues right onto Thompson Circle following along the South side of Clocktower Park.
  • Turns left on Palisade Blvd, heading North. 
  • Ends in front of the Clocktower at Clocktower Park.



Parade Route & Road Closure Info

DUPONT 4TH OF JULY ROAD CLOSURES AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS: 
Two major community events will be talking place in DuPont in celebration of Independence Day 2022. The Police Department will try to assist the local residents trying to get to their homes along the parade route and fireworks area as quickly as we can. 
To ensure participant and spectator safety, please be aware of the following traffic restrictions:
4TH OF JULY PARADE: 
***NO PARKING signs for this event are placed along the parade route.  By the morning of the 4th, if vehicles are left along the parade route and officers are unable to contact the registered owners, they will be impounded by the DuPont Police Department.***
From 9am to 2pm on July 4th, the following roads* will be blocked and/or have limited access:
• Palisade Blvd at Thompson Cir
• Ross Ave at Thompson Cir
• McDonald Ave at Thompson Cir
• Haskell St at McDonald Ave
• Haskell St at Palisade Blvd
*See the attached map for details.
All alleyways will also be closed until the last participant in the parade goes by their location. Once the parade is concluded, all streets will be opened except those around Clocktower Park. The police department will try to assist the local residents who are trying to get to their homes along the parade route as quickly as they can without putting the participants’ safety at stake.

Grand Marshall Announcement

The City of DuPont is proud to announce longtime resident Seaman First Class Sam Gelose as the Grand Marshal of the 4th of July Parade occurring July 4, 2022.
Seaman Gelose was born on April 23, 1926 in Frankfort New York and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in March 1944.  He served on the USS Texas from November 1944 to October 1945 as a rangefinder. He participated in the Battle of Leyte, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He also served on the USS Duluth during the occupation of Japan.
Upon returning stateside after the war, he married Angelina Cristiano in October 1948 and later adopted their son Jay in 1958.  He and Angelina moved to DuPont in 2006. Over the years, Sam was a member of the American Legion, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the DuPont Historical Society. He also volunteers at the Annual July 4th Pancake Breakfast.  He truly is the definition of the Greatest Generation.
The City of DuPont and Northwest Landing are very proud of our military ties and are honored to celebrate our independence with Mr. Gelose leading the way,” says Mayor Frederick.  

Fireworks Road Closures

From 6:30pm to 11:00pm on July 4th, the following roads will be blocked and/or have limited access:
• McNeil St at Bobs Hollow Ln 
(No eastbound traffic on McNeil St)
• McNeil St at Garry Oaks Ave  
(No westbound traffic on McNeil St / no southbound traffic on Garry Oaks Ave)
For those wanting to watch the fireworks display or living on Hoffman Hill Blvd, there will be detour signs redirecting traffic onto Garry Oaks to Bobs Hollow Lane.  At Bobs Hollow Ln there will be another detour sign directing traffic toward McNeil Street. At McNeil Street and Bobs Hollow, residents will be able to continue to their homes with no further complications.  There will be officers at both McNeil Street/Garry Oaks and McNeil Street/Bobs Hollow to assist you if needed.   PLEASE HAVE A SAFE 4TH OF JULY, AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING.