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Celebrate the Fourth of July at the 86th annual Hollyhock Lane Parade

Posted at 7:05 AM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 09:43:58-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Hollyhock Lane Parade is the longest continuously running neighborhood Fourth of July parade in Michigan.

It is put on by the Calvin-Giddings Patriotic Association, with the mission of "instilling patriotism and promoting neighborliness."

The lineup starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday so that the event can start at 8:30 a.m.

They ask that everyone come in a mask to see 'Uncle Sam and Miss Liberty' lead the parade, accompanied by the Spirits of 76, a troupe dressed as revolutionary war soldiers.

The route starts at Calvin Ave.and Alexander St., then goes down Franklin towards Pontiac Rd., followed by a turn onto Iroquois Dr. and a turn back onto Alexander St. The route ends on Giddings Ave.