Fairhaven residents can rejoice as the town's 2022 July 4 parade has officially been confirmed.

What should have been the 26th annual parade will only be No. 24 in the books as the last parade was held back in 2019 before the pandemic.

The town is looking for parade participants.

If you'd like to make a float or display your vintage automobile or simply just walk/march, you can reach out to the Fairhaven Veterans' Services Office at Town Hall. The size of your group doesn't matter.

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All parties interested must register here in order to participate.

Veterans' Services Agent Brad Fish, on the planning committee for the parade, is looking forward to the summer event in hopes of a good turnout.

"I'm glad to see the parade is returning and life is getting back to normal," Fish said. "Let's hope it stays that way."

The parade will kick off at Fairhaven High School with the 8:30 a.m. raising of the giant flag. The starting line will be at Cushman Park where antique cars will be lined up, ready to cruise through the town.

The official start is set for 9 a.m. on Green Street, by the park, and will head toward Fort Phoenix. The annual Independence Day cannon firing is set for 10  a.m. by the Villiage Militia and the Office of Tourism.

Fish and Administrative Assistant Jane Bettencourt can be reached at 508-979-4023 (ext. 6). Again, if you'd like to join in on the fun, be sure to register. Otherwise, you'll have to watch the parade from the sidelines.

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