Cleveland Signatures – July 4- The Biggest Parade in Cleveland

July 2, 2011

Call to Petition for Cleveland Red Light Camera Signatures!!

We will meet at Common Grounds Coffee Shop at 8:00AM on Monday, July 4, 2011. Please bring clipboards if you have them and be ready for a fast, fun signature gathering event!!At 8:00 in the morning, you can still use the parking lot behind Common Grounds. If you are much later than that, please refer to the information below as to what streets will be closed.

The projected attendance for the parade is 18,000 people. See below.

If you are coming to the parade to help, please consider leaving a message at 216-503-2238


The West Park Kiwanis Independence Day Parade will step off at 9:30 a.m. July 4 from Kamm’s Plaza shopping center at Rocky River Drive and Lorain Avenue in Cleveland’s West Park neighborhood.

Units will gather and begin lining up in the shopping center parking lot at 8:30. Kiwanis members and other volunteers will be on hand at the registration table to check in the units and assign parade positions.

Jan Murphy, president of Fairview and Lakewood hospitals, is this year’s grand marshal.

The parade will follow its traditional 2-mile route, east on Lorain to West Park Road, back to Rocky River Drive and south to Kamm’s Plaza. It takes about 1½ hours for all the units to complete the route. Lorain is closed to traffic from just west of Kamm’s Plaza to West Park Road, Rocky River Drive is closed from Lorain north to West Park, and West Park is closed at Lorain during the parade.

About 100 units are expected to participate. In previous years, about 18,000 spectators turned out to watch the parade, which LaRocque said is the biggest Independence Day parade in Cleveland.