St. Michaels Traditional July 4 Independence Day Celebration

On Thursday, July 4, 2024, St Michaels Museum will once again sponsor its traditional Independence Day Celebration at the Museum on the corner of East Chestnut Street and St. Mary’s Square. Events will start at 10am with the Children’s Parade. Children and parents should arrive at 9:30am. We encourage festively dressed participants with decorated bicycles, tricycles, wagons, and pets. Uncle Sam will lead the parade followed by the St. Michaels Fire Department’s antique Fire Engine, Maggie. The emphasis is on having a good time and showing off for parents, grandparents, neighbors, and friends. The parade starts at corner of St. Mary’s Square and Chestnut Street. The route turns right onto Talbot St, right onto Willow St. (just past Christ Church), right onto Church Street, left onto to Mulberry St. and then right onto to St Mary’s Square, the parade ends at St. Michaels Museum.
There will be no floats or vehicles other than the fire department’s antique fire truck ‘Maggie’ and Boy Scouts leading the parade. This parade is always a special event for children only.
At 11am the Traditional Program will begin with Boy Scout Troup 741 raising the flag and leading a Pledge of Allegiance in front of the Museum. A formal program will follow on the Teetotum Porch with a Benediction, patriotic and folk songs by the Royal Oak Musicians.
The featured speaker is CBMM Curator Pete Lesher, Curator CBMM, Talbot County Councilman.
Following the program, the magician John Dodge will perform for everyone. St Michaels Museum will be open with free admission. Refreshments will be available from the St. Michaels Fire Department. St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary’s Square, 201 East Chestnut Street, St. Michaels, Maryland 21663.