Town of Merrimack 4th of July Registration Form for Politicians & Political Groups
We are pleased to extend an invitation to local politicians and political groups and organizations to march in our Annual Fourth of July Parade, which will be held on Saturday, July 4th, 2020. The Town of Merrimack's Annual 4th of July Parade is organized by the Parks & Recreation Department and is one of the larger Independence Day Parades in the State of New Hampshire. In 2019, our Parade featured more than 1100 individuals representing 70 different groups.
The Annual 4th of July Parade will promptly begin at 1:00 pm from the Commons Shopping Plaza (515 Daniel Webster Highway). The Parade will travel south down Daniel Webster Highway, takes a right onto Baboosic Lake Road to travel past Mastricola Elementary School and then takes a left onto O'Gara Drive. The Parade concludes at Merrimack High School which is located at 38 McElwain Street. The entire route is 1.5 miles long. All participants must be registered in advance and checked in no later than 12:30 pm on the day of the Parade.
**Please note that there are no shuttle buses to bring you from where the Parade ends back to where it begins.
If you are currently an elected official representing New Hampshire, we welcome you to join us near the front of the Parade. If you would prefer to march with your supporters with campaign signs, floats, etc., then we would ask you to join them near the back of the Parade (the same form can be used).
If you are running for a political office, you will be placed near the back of the Parade with the other political candidates and groups. Since New Hampshire currently has a Republican Governor; Republican Candidates will appear in the Parade lineup before Democratic Candidates. Candidates will be placed in alphabetical order within their party. Other political organizations will be placed at the end of the Parade behind the candidates.
If you have any questions regarding the Parade, please feel free to contact me at 603-882-1046 or by email at:
We look forward to seeing you on the 4th of July!
Matthew Casparius, CPRE
Director of Parks & Recreation
Political Candidate or Organization Name
Point of Contact Name
Political Party Designation
Type of Unit (Walkers, Vehicle, Float)
Approximate amount of space needed at Lineup?
0 - 10 Feet
11 - 20 Feet
21 - 30 Feet
31 to 50 Feet
51 to 75 feet
76 to 100 feet
101 to 150 Feet
More than 150 feet
Number of vehicles in unit (if any)?
Estimate number of people in Unit?
Are you a currently elected official representing the State of New Hampshire?
If you are currently an elected official representing NH; would you like to march at the front of the Parade or would you prefer to march in the back of the parade with your supporters?
March in the front of the Parade
March in the back of the Parade with my supporters
I am not currently an elected official representing the State of New Hampshire.
Will your unit be playing music?
Please list any special requests?
Parade Rules & Regulations
-All parade entries are subject to approval by the Town of Merrimack. Entries will be notified prior to the parade if there are any issues regarding their entry.
- All parade participants are responsible for their own safety.
- Floats must be safely assembled and proceed along the parade route with the highest standard of
- Vehicle drivers are solely responsible for their own safety and that of their vehicle. Drivers must remain with the vehicle at all times.
- All vehicles must be properly inspected and legal to operate.
-Any participants riding an ATV or bicycle must wear a helmet.
-Participants must obey Police and Parade Officials at all times. Refusal to comply will result in immediate withdrawal from the parade.
-Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed by parade participants.
-Do not throw candy or other items from vehicles or floats. Please have designated walkers to hand out candy or other items so that children are not running into the street to pick it up.
-The Fourth of July Parade will be held rain or shine except in the event of severe inclement weather where parade participant or spectator safety may be at risk . In that circumstance, Town Officials will make a determination whether the Parade can proceed as scheduled. All participants will be notified if this situation were to occur.
I / we further agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Town of Merrimack and its employees or agents against
loss or expense, including attorney’s fees, except in the cases of sole negligence of the Town of Merrimack for loss or
expense because of bodily injury, death or property damage sustained by any person or persons. It is further agreed that
I / we, as participants, will maintain general liability and auto insurance for any vehicles entered into the parade.
By checking the Yes box below, I agree to the above stipulated rules & regulations.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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