8th Annual Kids 4th of July Parade Announced

News  |  Published June 20, 2024

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Kids from across Kershaw County are invited to show their patriotic spirit by decorating their bicycles, human-powered scooters, and wagons and wearing their red, white, and blue for the eighth  annual Kids’ Fourth of July Parade, Saturday, June 29, 2024. Festivities begin at Camden City Hall at 10:00 am; the parade will start at 10:30 am.

Pre-parade activities will include community organizations such as the Camden Fire Department, Hobkirk Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Revolutionary War Visitor Center, Historic Camden, and the Camden Junior Welfare League. Grand Marshals of this year’s parade will be local participants in the Palmetto Boys and Girls State. Free snow cones will be available from the Fire Department to all participants, following the parade, behind Books on Broad.

The community is invited to watch the 10:30 am parade along Rutledge Street. Parking is available at the Town Green and on Commerce Alley as well as along Market and Broad Streets. For the safety of the participants, motorized vehicles (electric or gas powered) are not allowed, and children 10 and under must be escorted by an adult. Don’t forget to decorate your bicycle, human-powered scooter or skateboard, AND your helmet!

Photo Contest! Upload your best photo of the parade to the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/963346055528041 along with the hashtag #kidsparadephotocontest2024. Photos should be submitted no later than 11:59 pm on June 29. A winner will be selected at random and announced on July 2nd!The parade is sponsored by Books on Broad and Coffee and the Downtown Camden Cultural Distr