4thFest Parade

About the 4thFest Parade

The 4thFest parade begins at 10:00 am on July 4. The 4thFest parade is the area's largest Independence Day parade.  The annual parade features marching bands, floats, and loads of excitement!

Contact Us

  1. Minda Hamann

    4thFest Parade Committee Chair

    4thFest Parade

    July 4 at 10:00 am

Parade Route

Check out the two-mile 4thFest parade route, which begins at the intersection of 9th Street and 22nd Avenue.

Where to Watch

  • Seating along the route is first come, first served. For safety, always stay behind the curb when watching the parade.
  • Seating is not available from the corner of 9th Street and 22nd Avenue north to the GEICO/McGregor's/LIFEchurch driveway (parade entries line up in this section of 22nd Avenue).

Parade Lineup

  • The parade typically includes over 120 entries from Coralville and surrounding communities. The lineup will be available in late June.

Grand Marshal(s)

The 2019 4thFest Grand Marshal(s) will be announced in spring 2019.


The 2019 parade theme celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Coralville Fire Department.
2019 Fire Dept 90th Anniversary

Be in the Parade

  1. Parade Applications
  2. Entrant Information
  3. Animals in the Parade

How to Apply

  • Parade applications will be available online beginning May 1.
  • Parade applications will also be mailed to the previous year's entrants.
Deadline Is June 1
  • Completed applications for all entrants must be received by June 1.
  • Parade slots are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Registered Entrants
  • Like Coralville 4thFest on Facebook for parade tips and information.
  • Registered entrants will be contacted with additional information one week prior to the parade.
  • All entrants must be in the parking area, 2213 2nd Street, prior to 9:00 am.
Parade Awards
Awards will be given in the following categories:
  • Best interpretation of theme
  • Best walking group
  • Most patriotic float
  • Grand Marshal's award