The 4th of July Parade is an annual summer event in Montclair dating back further than most residents can remember. Local business create floats and compete for bragging rights, clubs and organizations all march. The Montclair Commonwealth Club, always a parade favorite, usually wins the float competition, in part because they always remember to bring along their super soaker water guns on a hot summer day!
Parade kicks off at 12:15 every July 4th. The parade route starts in downtown Montclair Center at the town library and heads west along Bloomfield Avenue then north along Midland Avenue, to Watchung Avenue around the bend to Edgemont Park on Valley Road to the reviewing stand and town park party.