On July 3, 2024
Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Brandon’s Independence Day Parade to Feature Vermont’s 40th Army Band


Saturday, July 6 at 10 a.m. – BRANDON – Celebrate Independence Day in Brandon with free events all day on Saturday, July 6. There will be a parade, contests, children’s activities, beer garden, auctions, street dance, fireworks and much more. One of the parade highlights this year will be the 40th Army Band from the Vermont National Guard. About 20 members of the band will be attending and proudly marching along the parade route. The 40th Army Band was originally started in 1907.

Brandon’s parade kicks off on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Plan to stay all day — Brandon knows how to throw a party and there are free events planned from morning to night for everyone in the family. The street dance starts at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks, which will be visible from all over downtown, begin at dusk.

Hardworking volunteers have thought of it all: Easy parking with a convenient shuttle, fantastic food vendors / trucks, a crowd-pleasing parade, loads of free activities, favorite music groups in the parks, super fun fundraising opportunities (those fireworks are expensive!) including a silent auction, the Ducks over the Neshobe River contest and a 50/50 raffle (the pot is growing daily – last year’s winner took home more than $1000)!

As for the 40th Army Band, Sgt. First Class Yulia Benson said the band is delighted to be marching in this year’s Brandon parade. Band members recently returned from representing the United States by performing at an officers’ ball in Austria. The last time they marched down our streets was in 2013 and we are thrilled to welcome them back.

For a complete schedule and more information, visit online: brandon.org; click the Events and Happenings page. Also on Facebook: facebook.com/BIDCC.

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