Clarkdale's Old Fashioned 4th of July

Fourth of July Parade 2021 (3)

Tuesday, July 4, 2023  Clarkdale Town Park, 1001 Main St.

Festivities begin at 7 a.m. and end at 11 a.m, with the annual Kid's Parade starting at 9 a.m. 

2023 Fourth of July Schedule of Events   

Parade Information

  • The Kid's Parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Clarkdale-Jerome School and will end at Town Park this year. 
  • Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. at Clarkdale-Jerome School, and there is no cost to enter.
  • Kids, decorate your bicycles, wagons, and pets to win cash prizes!
  • Prizes will be awarded as follows:
    • 5 Gold (blue) winners. 
    • 5 Silver (red) winners.
    • 5 Bronze (white) winners.
  • HOW TO WIN! We are looking for patriotic and unique entries! Judges are looking to award BONUS POINTS to entries that reflect Clarkdale's Strategic Goals in creative ways:
    • Honoring Small Town Charm in Clarkdale.
    • Honoring Sustainability in Clarkdale.
    • Honoring Clarkdale's history, the Verde River, and local art.
  • Parade Rules (PDF)
  • Parade Entry Form (Print, complete and bring to event)

Vendor Information

Vendor spaces are available on a first come, first served basis for a fee of $15. Complete your Vendor Booth application by Tuesday, June 10 at 12 p.m.  Applications may be returned in the following ways:

  • Email to: and call in payment to 928-639-2460 (credit cards fees apply)
  • Return in person to the Parks and Recreation Department, 39 N. Ninth St. below the Clark Memorial Library.
  • Mail payment and application to Town of Clarkdale, Parks and Recreation, PO Box 308, Clarkdale, AZ, 86324 before the deadline.

Volunteer Information

Volunteers are needed!  Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 928-639-2460 with questions or email our Volunteer Coordinator at if you're ready to sign up!

2023 4th of July Volunteer Job List