Welcome to the National Independence Day Parade Website!


Historic Constitution Avenue and the Monuments in Washington, D.C. form the setting for America’s biggest and best Independence Day Parade. Nowhere is there greater excitement on America’s birthday than in our nation’s capital!

We are excited to announce more ways to watch the National Independence Day Parade this year!


The parade will be streamed LIVE from the National Independence Day Parade Facebook page at 11:45 am EDT. You can also watch the parade at 5:00 pm EDT on our YouTube channel.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the parade start?

The parade starts at 11:45am and runs until 2:00pm

How long is the parade route?

The parade route is one mile in length, starting at the corner of Constitution Ave NW and 7th St NW, and ending at Constitution Ave NW and 17th St NW.

Is there seating along the parade route?

There is some seating available on the steps of the National Archives Building.

How can I watch the parade?

The National Independence Day Parade will be available to view on our YouTube channel or https://july4thparade.com/watch on July 4th at 5 pm EDT.

Is there an alternate time for the parade in case of inclement weather?

No, if weather is severe enough, the parade will be cancelled.

Where is the best place to view the parade?

Generally, the closer one gets toward the end of the parade route, at 17th St NW, the less crowded it is and therefore it’s easier to see the route.