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. 





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. Ocean Grove Historical Society
  6. Neptune Township Committee
  7. Bagpiper Joe Simmons
  8. Ocean Grove Summer Band

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

  1. Ocean Grove Beach Lifeguards/ Beaches
  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. Kearny Bank
  5. Second Life Bikes
  6. Monmouth County Freeholder John P. Curley
  7. CAR- Alice & Tim Dobbs
  8. Monmouth County/Neptune Democrats

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 Chamber of Commerce
  6. Ocean Grove Surf Shop
  7. Ocean Grove Hardware
  8. Ocean Grove Family Dentistry
  9. Monmouth County Police & Fire Pipes and Drums
  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. Allegria at Ocean Grove
  5. Lions Club
  6. Ocean Grove Tennis Center
  7. On-site Computer Service
  8. The House By The Sea Bed and Breakfast
  9. ReMax Gateway

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

  1. CAR- Fred Van Note
  2. Ocean Grove United
  3. Days Ice Cream Kazoo Band
  4. International Order of the Rainbow for Girls in New Jersey
  5. The Crew: Neptune Soccer Association Championship Team
  6. Cub Scout Pack 81
  7. Neptune Republicans
  8. Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone
  9. Monmouth County Clerk Christine G. Hanlon and Sherif

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

  1. Lakehouse Music Academy
  2. “Register to Vote”
  3. Owen Dunfee/Sandy Eccles
  4. Shirley Conover-Golf Cart   
  5. Jersey Shore Arts Center
  6. Sal Friscia

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

  1. Monmouth County Republican Committee
  2. Antique Car- Errol Ernstrom
  3. Shoreline Dance Academy
  4. Martenette Farms
  5. Atlantic Watch Pipes & Drums Core
  6. Nagles Restaurant

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

  1. Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club
  2. Tri-Counties Fire Association
  3. Jersey Shore Rescue Mission 
  4. Antique Motor Club of Monmouth County
  5. National Corn Growers Association




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!