In Upper Salford, Either Watch The Parade or Join It
UPPER SALFORD PA – For more than three decades, the Independence Day excitement in Upper Salford Township has not been in its skies, but on its streets. It remains true today (Monday, July 4, 2022) at 10 a.m., as its 34th annual Red, White and Blue Parade steps off from the corner of Old Skippack Pike and Potato Road, and continues east down Old Skippack pike to the township firehouse.
The event is free to attend and open to the public, and will be held rain or shine. “Bring lawn chairs and your friends, neighbors and relatives;” it’s “great fun,” promoters and advocates claim. In part, that’s because Upper Salford citizens and others are as much participants in, as viewers of, the festivities.
Wanna join the action? No problem! “Decorate a float, bicycle, or be a festooned walker,” organizers suggested on Patch. “Registration is only needed if you want to compete for a prize,” they added, with registration open at 9:15 a.m. “near the bottom of Potato Road in Upper Salford.” Prizes are available for best decorated bicycle, best festooned walker, best large and small floats, and best tractor.
Meanwhile, at the firehouse itself, vendors are said to be offering hot dogs, birch beer, baked goods, and cake, accompanied by old fashioned relay races, antique cars, and tractors.
Traffic can be difficult with the crowds and vehicles. Organizers suggest visitors “approach Potato Road from Old Sumneytown Pike, NOT Old Skippack Road.”
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