Brownsburg Lions Club
4th of July Parade

Since 1966
History

The Parade originated in 1966 as an attempt to provide the Brownsburg community with the opportunity to celebrate our nation's liberty and security.  It has been an integral part of the Extravaganza for many years, and has become one of the largest parades in western Indiana.
 
Time and Place

The Parade is held on the 4th of July, unless that day falls on Sunday, or inclement weather forces a postponement.  In that case the parade is held on the first acceptable day following. Step-off time is 10:00 AM.
 
Registration

For many years the Parade was available to virtually anyone who showed up on Parade Day, but with the passage of time the numbers have grown to the point that some safety precautions are necessary.  The major requirement is that all drivers of floats must have a valid driver's license and show proof of insurance for the vehicle he/she is driving in the Parade, and take part in a Safety Education Seminar conducted by the Brownsburg Police Department.  A printable Parade waiver is available by clicking on the following link:

Parade Waiver
 
Participants

The Parade attracts participants from nearly every sector of Brownsburg and Hendricks County. There are military organizations, service clubs, baseball, karate, gymnastics and other sports teams. Political parties, old car clubs, new car clubs, horses, 4 H groups and so on.  Merchants are also well represented because the parade provides a showcase to be viewed by approximately 10,000 people. This year a small donation is requested for participants, all of which goes to support the 4th of July Fireworks. A Parade Application form is available by clicking on the following link:

Parade Application
 
Organization

Brownsburg Lions organize, direct and subsidize the Parade as a way of giving back to the community. The Brownsburg Police Department generously provides support with traffic control, especially on SR 267, and The Brownsburg Fire Department is  ready with emergency rescue service should it be needed.
 
Grand Marshall

The Grand Marshall is typically a person who has given extraordinary service to the Town of Brownsburg or has served our town and country in a substantial way.  The Grand Marshall represents the spirit of Liberty and serves as a reminder that ordinary men and women are capable of extraordinary action.



James R. (Jim) Jones, Grand Marshall 2016
 


 
Volunteers

Volunteers are especially welcome on to ensure that everyone enjoys a safe and enjoyable day. Lions are especially grateful to the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Operators for providing communication on events as the occur, Steve Pyatte for announcing the floats as they cross Main Street in Brownsburg, and automotive dealers such as Champion Chevrolet and Bill Estes Ford, who provide elegant transportation for those honored in the Parade.
 
Parades from the Past
 

President Larry Whitmore,l

Past President Ray Furner,r

Thousands of spectators

Spectators waiting for candy

Grand Marshall Wanda Pearson,l

Brownsburg Library Float

Brownsburg Police Chief Mike Dove




Boy Scout Troops help with the parade

The Legion Honor Guard is ready.




Disabled Vets participate too

Brownsburg High School
Marching Band


Red Hats and Purple Chaps


A horse of a different color

Vintage Army Staff Car


Brownsburg Fire Department




Lions Parade Director
Bringing up the rear

These are a few of the sights to be seen at the Parade. 
Join us on the 4th of July
You'll be glad you did.