Independence Day Parades Returning to Kingsville & Dundalk

_photo courtesy of Dundalk Independence Day Parade-

It appears the 4th of July will return to some normalcy as Dundalk and Kingsville will hold their annual Independence Day parades again.

Kingsville canceled its parade in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 and Dundalk altered its parade into a caravan parade around the Dundalk area. Both will be back, but will return on Saturday, July 3 to avoid a conflict with early morning church services.

“Your Dundalk Independence Day Parade is so excited to have our traditional Parade this year we can not wait,” said a statement on the Dundalk Independence Day Parade Facebook page.

Members of the Dundalk parade committee held a Easter Bunny Parade on April 3. This will mark the 86th year of the Dundalk Independence Day Parade.

There has been no official statement on the Kingsville Independence Day Parade social media page, but Councilman David Marks attended the group’s meeting and released a statement.

“The Kingsville Independence Day Parade will return! I was pleased to join community leaders last night who are planning the event, scheduled for Saturday, July 3rd,” Marks said on Wednesday, April 28.

The Dundalk Independence Day Parade is looking for donations.

Not all events are back to normal for July 4th. The Fullerton Fireworks canceled its firework display for the second year in a row. There has been no official decision on the Heritage Fair or the Dundalk Fireworks. A virtual Heritage Fair was held in 2020.