Montgomery, Ohio – The City of Montgomery says they are taking the safety and well-being of their community members very seriously. In that light, and following current coronavirus pandemic restrictions, City staff has created a new approach to hold the Independence Day Parade and bring the Montgomery community together, “creatively and safely, while celebrating the birth of American independence.”

The Independence Day Parade will take place, although with a twist and maybe a few surprises. This year, the City will conduct a “Reverse Parade.”

Parade units will be stationary in a parade route in the parking lots of Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, with motorists driving through the parking lot to observe the entries.

The City of Montgomery Reverse Independence Day Parade will occur on Saturday, July 4, from 10 AM until noon.

Parade units will assemble beginning at 8:30 AM with the official parade kick-off starting at 10 AM.

The City has added what they are describing as “family-fun units”. Characters have been added to this year’s parade line up.

Parade entry applications are found online at Applications for parade units are due no later than Wednesday, June 17. Call 513-792-8317 for more information.