Our parade and fireworks show are celebrating their 38th year. The 2023 Independence Day weekend starts with a firework display on Sunday, July 2nd starting at dusk, and ends on Tuesday, July 4th with the parade. The Double Ender committee has partnered with Ocean State Pyrotechnics to present our fireworks display where they will be setting off the show from a barge located in the Block Island Sound. Seen from any location, set up on the beach or in your backyard with friends and family around dusk to see the fireworks sparkle across the sky.
Our theme is TBD and we welcome anyone to participate or line up along the parade route to watch the festivities on Tuesday, July 4th. Want to be part of the parade? We’re looking for local businesses, organizations, families, or individuals to be a part of our special celebration. Sign-up early with our participant form and arrive at The Oar with your float at 10 a.m. on July 4th to secure your spot in the lineup. Anyone can enter a float into the parade.
The parade is judged by a small committee that gives out prizes for the grand prize, first place, second place, and honorable mention in two categories: business or organization, family or individual. The route runs along West Side Road, starting at The Oar, following Ocean Avenue, Dodge Street, and Water Street ending at the roundabout at the statue of Rebecca.
See our article in the Block Island Times.