Bel Air Independence Day Committee
July 4 Contact Form

Note: do not use this form to apply to be in the parade — instead, fill out the Online Parade Application.
 
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Parade Staging Instructions & Road Closures

simplified parade staging area on July 4 in Bel Air

The Bel Air July 4th Parade is staged on S. Main Street/Emmorton Road (Route 924), Idlewild Street, and on the access roads in the Bel Air Middle School and Homestead-Wakefield Elementary School complex.

All accepted units are sent detailed stating instructions. These instructions will not be ready until the public health situation and its requirements are understood, probably in mid-June. Therefore please check back at that time.

All parade units MUST ENTER THE PARADE STAGING AREA at the intersection of Emmorton Road (Rte. 924) and MacPhail Road — the "4-Star Intersection" (as it is on the map).

All units are sent identification as to whether each is a GREEN UNIT or a RED UNIT. As per the map, GREEN UNITS proceed north on S. Main Street; RED UNITS go into the school complex.

If you have applied and have been ACCEPTED into the 2022 Parade, your staging instructions are e-mailed to you on or about June 23, 2022. If you have not received or seen these by June 26, 2022, send an e-mail to the Parade Committee immediately.

Parade Marshals check in each unit and direct it to its proper place. Although the parade STARTS at Idlewild and S. Main, ALL motorized units (cars, trucks, trailers, etc.) must enter the staging area at MacPhail and S. Main/Emmorton Road. There are no exceptions!

2022 Parade Staging MAPs

These maps, in PDF format, may be downloaded for use by Parade Units.

Parade Staging Area Map: Approaches.

Parade Staging Area Map: in General.

Parade Staging Area Map: in Detail, including specific LOT ASSIGNATIONS, etc.

Parade Staging Area Map: if you are a COLOR GUARD or are at the FRONT of the parade.

Parade ROUTE Map.

Parade DISPERSAL AREA Map (General). Note: Some units have specific, different dispersal protocols, and even dispersal routes. If you have any question about dispersal, send an e-mail to the Parade Committee.

Parade Staging Instructions, in detail, will be available on or about June 26, for all Parade Units.

ROAD CLOSURES in Bel Air on July 4

Staging and deploying a large parade, followed by a fireworks display, necessarily causes disruption of regular traffic flow through the Town of Bel Air and even in the surrounding area.

If you plan to drive through town on July 4, it may well be necessary to plan an ALTERNATE ROUTE. Here is a map showing the entire Parade Route and the 2022 road closures and suggesting alternate routes to take to avoid the downtown area.

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The Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 724 • Bel Air, Maryland 21014
410-879-4245 (Answering Service)


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