4th of July Parade and Picnic Cancelled

We are so disappointed to report that the parade and picnic have been cancelled due to Hurricane Arthur.

Please visit SNJuly4.com for information on the 2015 celebration or call 232-2727.

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Volunteer shirts ready for pick up

Volunteers who registered in advance to help with the South Norfolk Civic League’s 4th of July Parade and Picnic in the Park can pick up their shirts tonight, July 2, between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. under one of the shelters at Lakeside Park.


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Tropical Storm could rain on our parade

It looks like we may have a tropical storm over our area on the Fourth of July.

The parade will go on, rain or shine, unless the weather threatens public safety, and in that case, the city would cancel the event.

The picnic is also scheduled to go on, rain or shine.  There is no rain date scheduled.

If there is a cancellation to this event, we will post it everywhere we can to let you know.

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The 4th of July is coming!

We are excited about the upcoming South Norfolk 4th of July Parade and Picnic in the Park!

home decorating contestRight now, folks in South Norfolk are decorating their homes for the home decorating contest. Three homes along the parade route, and three homes within the historic district will be awarded prizes for best 4th of July decorations!

After that, get ready for our 20th annual 4th of July Parade, under the direction of Brenda Johnson. There will be about 100 units in the parade this year, Ms. Brenda said.

The parade starts at 10. Some streets are closed for the parade, so plan to park by 8:30 a.m. to get a good spot!





This is the parade route:





After the parade, the Picnic in the park begins (at about 11 a.m.)

Please note: Alcohol is not allowed on the streets, on floats or in the park for this event.

First, there will be an opening ceremony with a prayer by Amost Eby of the South Norfolk Christian Church, a Pledge of Allegiance, the Star-Spangled Banner, scholarship awards and a few brief announcements. After that, the music starts!

First up is Nate Sacks from 11-12:15; then Don Butcher from 12;30 – 1:45, and finally, our headliners, The Jukes Boogie band, playing from 2-4.


Meanwhile, there will be food, fun and a frenzy of activity with old-fashioned kids games, face-painting, storybook telling & magic, Ident-a-kid, stilt walkers and more!

Oh! And did we mention the food? Kona Ice will be there, along with The Lucky Peach (healthy foods!), The No Brick Grill, Pollards Chicken, fresh hot grilled hotdogs and hamburgers from the Ruritans, and the South Norfolk Civic League will be offering Chick-fil-A sandwiches and other snacks under the CFA tent!

Take a chance on the 50/50 Raffle and take home half the collected money from this raffle!

Now, if you have had enough of entering raffles and playing games and watching the crowd while listening to the band, do a little shopping with our Arts & Crafts & stuff vendors…

Come see:
Angie Smullen (bows & sunglasses)
Greater South Norfolk Business Consortium
South Norfolk Neighborhood Watch
The South Norfolk Memorial Library
South Norfolk Baptist Church
The Girl Scouts
Owl Origami
Paparazzi Jewelry
Tiny Tiny Farm
South Norfolk Jordan Bridge
Remote Control Boats
and much more!

We have packed a week’s worth of fun in one big day. Come on down to South Norfolk and help us celebrate independence!

Please don’t forget to thank our volunteers and sponsors… This event is not possible without them!

Presenting Sponsors:

Carl’s Wash and HomeBrewUSA

Other Sponsors (We love you ALL!):

City of Chesapeake
South Norfolk Jordan Bridge
Bradshaw’s Auto
Colonna Shipyard
Raymond Harper
Mark Carey
Jerry Newton
Creekmore Hardware
Park Ave Auto
South Norfolk Women’s Club
Jerry Newton
Dr. Frank A. Johnston
Flea Market at SoNo
3Amigos Mexicano Restaurante
Value Place
SN Moose Lodge
Hackworth Documents
James Cleaners
Kenneth Kimmons
Kingdom Treasures
For more information, please see http://snJuly4.com

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Sponsors, Food Vendors, Craft Exhibitors wanted for Fourth of July celebration!

South Norfolk’s Fourth of July Parade and Picnic in the Park will be here before you know it!

If you want to get in on the fun, now’s the time!

The top-tiered sponsorships remain available! Your sponsorship could make the event “South Norfolk’s YOURBIZ Fourth of July Parade and Picnic in the Park!” Don’t miss this outstanding promotional opportunity to reach an estimated 4,000 visitors to Lakeside Park after the parade on Friday, July 4, in South Norfolk.



Also, a few spots remain for food vendors. Especially seeking barbecue, health foods & drinks, and ethnic foods.

And, it’s not to late to apply to have your group appear in our parade. There is no fee for parade participation.

For more information, please see the tabs at the top of this page for Fourth of July Forms and fliers.

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