Independence Day 2018 Parade Information

 

We are excited you will be participating in the Ocean Grove Independence Day Parade. The parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4th. We will begin lining up at 8:00 am and the parade will start promptly at 10:30 AM

NOTE: This is a change from the previously announced start time.


Please enter Ocean Grove at the Broadway entrance and proceed east to Central Avenue (tennis court on the corner). The registration desk will be at the corner of Broadway and Central. 


You will receive your final line-up position at this time. Participants can then filter into position from this point. Please be sure to send a representative from your organization to the registration desk at the corner of Broadway and Central Avenues to let us know that you have arrived and to receive any last minute changes to your line-up instructions. 

 

 
 

 

Divisions

Division 1: Central Ave (Stockton to Franklin) 
Block Captain: 

  1. Neptune Township Police Vehicles
  2. Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Trustees
  3. Neptune Township ROTC Military Color Guard
  4. Grand Marshall – Ted Bell     
  5. Bagpiper Joe Simmons
  6. Neptune Township Committee
  7. Ocean Grove Summer Band

Division 2: Central (Franklin to Cookman/Broadway)
Block Captain:

  1. Beach Lifeguards
  2. Ocean Grove Fire Department and affiliates
  3. Ocean Grove Police
  4. Ocean Grove First Aid
  5. Salvation Army and Canteen Truck

Division 3: Cookman Ave (Central to New York) 
Block Captain: 

  1. Great Auditorium Ushers (color guard, vehicles, marchers), 
  2. Beautification Cart
  3. Ocean Grove Ladies Auxiliary Banner, Car, and Marchers
  4. Monmouth County Police & Fire Pipes and Drums
  5. Kearny Bank

Division 4: Cookman Ave (New York to New Jersey) 
Block Captain:

  1. VFW Post 4715 and Neptune American Legion 346Drums
  2. Ocean Grove Auditorium Choir
  3. Ralph the Ocean Grove Fisherman
  4. Patriotic Stilt Walker
  5. Ocean Grove Tennis Club
  6. Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce
  7. Ocean Grove Surf Shop
  8. Ocean Grove Hardware
  9. Ocean Grove Family Dentistry
  10. Gannon Construction
  11. Cheese on Main
  12. Jack Green Realty

Division 5: Cookman Ave (New Jersey to Whitfield) 
Block Captain:

  1. The Beekman Law Firm
  2. Ocean Vista Hotel
  3. Royal Ranger and National Girls Ministries of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church
  4. Ocean Grove Historical Society
  5. Allegria at Ocean Grove
  6. ReMax Gateway

Division 6: Clark Ave (Central to New York) 
Block Captain: 

  1. Atlantic Watch Pipes & Drums Core
  2. CAR- Fred Van Note
  3. Ocean Grove United
  4. Days Ice Cream Kazoo Band
  5. International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in New Jersey
  6. The Crew: Neptune Soccer Association Championship Team
  7. Cub Scout Pack 81

Division 7: Clark Ave (New York to New Jersey)
Block Captain:

  1. Lakehouse Music Academy
  2. Monmouth County/Neptune Democrats
  3. “Register to Vote”
  4. Owen Dunfee/Sandy Eccles    
  5. Jersey Shore Arts Center
  6. Sal Friscia

Division 8: Clark Ave (New Jersey to Whitfield) 
Block Captain: 

  1. Antique Car- Errol Ernstrom
  2. Shoreline Dance Academy
  3. Martenette Farms
  4. Nagles Restaurant

Division 9: Franklin Ave (Central to New York) 
Block Captain:

  1. Neptune Republicans
  2. Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club
  3. Tri-Counties Fire Association
  4. Antique Motor Club of Monmouth County
  5. National Corn Growers Association
  6. Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone 

 


 

Thanks!

OGCMA is pleased that you are participating in this year’s event. We anticipate a large crowd of spectators. The Ocean Grove Independence Parade has become an annual celebration that both residents and visitors enjoy. Thank you again and we hope that you have a wonderful holiday weekend in Ocean Grove!