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Ft. Mitchell's July 4th Parade to Focus on the Future

The theme for Fort Mitchell’s annual July 4th parade will focus on building for the future.

“Together We Build Our Future” portrays a city poised to continue new development, growth and beautification while keeping the spirit of a close-knit community. The popular parade will kick-off at 12:30 p.m. on July 4 from the DCCH Children’s Home on Orphanage Road, heading down Dixie Highway, passing the newly renovated and expanded city building; ending on Beechwood Road at the school parking lots. 

“With over 50 entries and thousands of parade watchers, the Fort Mitchell parade is without a doubt our biggest bash of the year,” said Mayor Jude Hehman. “Many families throughout Northern Kentucky celebrate our nation’s birthday with the annual gatherings of family members and friends to watch the parade. It is great fun for all.” 

Floats will include local businesses; youth sports teams and Boy Scouts, vintage cars and trucks along with fire departments from throughout Northern Kentucky will participate. Sister Jean Marie Hoffman is this year’s grand marshal for the parade. Sister Jean Marie is the Director Emeritus for the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, located in Fort Mitchell.  

The best spots for watching are along Dixie Highway in front of Blessed Sacrament, Fort Mitchell Baptist Church and the City Building. Dixie Highway will be shut down to traffic beginning at noon.

Parade participants should arrive to check in at the Children’s Home Fairgrounds on Orphanage Road by 11:30 a.m. Organizations and individual groups can sign up to participate in the parade through the City’s website at:            

For more information, contact the city at 859-331-1212.  

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