Reminder: Fourth of July Parade

The Fourth of July Parade will begin at 9:30 am on Seabrook Island Road in the area of Seabrook Village. The parade route passes in front of the Lake House and completes a loop around Seabrook Island Road. The route is 6.7 miles long and takes about an hour to complete. If you are interested in participating in the parade, please register via email at jmogus@sipoa.org before Friday, July 3, 2020 at noon. All parade participants must line up on Seabrook Island Road between The Lake House and Equestrian Center before 9:00 am on Saturday, July 4.

Please note the following important changes and requirements.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some changes to the requirements for the Fourth of July Parade. With careful attention to social distancing, public health recommendations and SIPOA parade requirements, Seabrook Island residents and guests may be able to safely enjoy the parade as either participants or spectators.

Participants are welcome to decorate their vehicles and join the parade, and spectators along the route can cheer them on! Due to COVID-19 distancing requirements, the parade is limited to vehicles only. No pedestrians, bicycles, tricycles or scooters will be permitted in the parade this year.

SIPOA parade requirements are:

  • Every participant must be COVID free and symptom-free.
  • Vehicles only are allowed. People in the vehicle (including those in the beds of pickup trucks), should be from the same household.
  • No bicycle, tricycle, scooter, or pedestrian participants are allowed.
  • During the pre-parade setup and throughout the parade, participants who are not from the same household must socially distance. Properly worn face coverings are strongly recommended for participants.
  • Do not share or toss items that have been touched by others (candy, water balloons, water bottles, etc.) either toward or from the parade participants.
  • Spectators should maintain social distancing while enjoying the parade. Face coverings are strongly recommended.
  • The Seabrook Island parade is a tradition that unites our community in celebration of our country’s heritage. Political signs on vehicles participating in the event are inappropriate for a community event of this nature and are prohibited in the parade. Violators may be subject to assessments per SIPOA Rules & Regulations.

Participation in the parade and/or attendance as a spectator is based on personal choice. Each person can choose their level of participation if any. Please rely on your evaluation of risks/rewards as they apply to your health and safety and make decisions accordingly.

Be safe, be smart and have FUN!!

-Submitted by SIPOA

 

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