We all love our country and enjoy showing off that sentiment! A parade is a great way to celebrate the nation with fun festivities. From the Fourth of July to Veterans Day, there are plenty of patriotic parades around the country worth attending this year. Let's take a look at some ideas for finding these parades as you plan your festivities!

1. Check your town

Before looking at patriotic parades around the country, consider staying local and supporting your town. Most towns have their own smaller scale parades for holidays such as Veterans Day and the Fourth of July. These are smaller in their size but still a great way to show your patriotism while having fun. Most local parades also have food trucks, vendors, and maybe even fireworks as part of the event. Best of all, these local events help support local vendors when you enjoy the parade-related festivities. Local parades are also great for when you have little ones at home and want to avoid a longer car ride.

2. Travel your State

If you want to stay somewhat local but still closer to home, finding a parade in your state that is a few hours car trip away is a great choice. Traveling just a town or two over from your home is a great way to see more of your state and experience a fun patriotic parade with the family. Best of all, if the parade is in a larger city it acts as a hub and attract others just like you traveling from all over the state! This is a great way to celebrate your country, travel with the family for a fun experience, and see more of your home state all at once.

3. Washington D.C.

When looking for the most exciting of all the patriotic parades around the country, the nation's capital is the place to be on the Fourth of July. The National Independence Day Parade is a huge spectacle complete with the usual floats of a parade alongside such festivities as the Capitol Fourth concert, and fireworks over the Capital building. When you want a super American Fourth of July, you simply can't beat this parade and event in our nation's capital.

4. America's Parade (NYC Veterans Day Parade)

This event is a Veterans Day parade which has been going on for the last 16 years. This parade usually has around 20,000 people marching in it as it honors both military veterans and first responders such as police. This parade is held in the Big Apple for those looking for an excuse to head to New York City in the future.

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