Independence Day Parade Participant Information

Greetings from Ocean Grove!

The Camp Meeting has begun planning for our Annual Independence Day Parade. This yearly event is symbolic of the rich tradition and customs that make Ocean Grove unique.  This year's parade is especially significant because we are celebrating 150 years.

Join the Celebration!

Each year people gather to celebrate our independence as a nation and to enjoy our parade. This year's parade will be held on:

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Parade start time 10:30 AM

We are inviting parade participants to help us celebrate 150 years of community by incorporating visual elements or musical selections that invoke the traditions of Ocean Grove, the theme of community and or express what Ocean Grove means to you.

Planning an event of this magnitude requires a considerable amount of time, talent, volunteer and financial support.  If you would like to be part of this great celebration by being a parade sponsor, or participant, volunteer, and / or to make a contribution; please download and complete the form below and return no later than June 26, 2019.

Independence Day 2019 Parade Information


We are excited you will be participating in the Ocean Grove Independence Day Parade. The parade will be held on Saturday, July 6th. We will begin lining up at 8:00 am and the parade will start promptly at 10:30 AM

Please enter Ocean Grove at the Broadway entrance and proceed east to Central Avenue (tennis court on the corner). The registration desk will be at the corner of Broadway and Central. You will receive your final line-up position at this time. Participants can then filter into position from this point.

Please be sure to send a representative from your organization to the registration desk at the corner of Broadway and Central Avenues to let us know that you have arrived and to receive any last minute changes to your line-up instructions. 




Division 1: Central Ave (Stockton to Clark)
Block Captain:

  1. Neptune Township Police Vehicles

  2. Bagpiper -- Joe Simmons

  3. Military Color Guard Neptune ROTC

  4. OGCMA Parade Banner

  5. Grand Marshalls and OGCMA Trustees Float

  6. Pipes & Drums of Atlantic Watch

  7. Neptune Township Committee

  8. Neptune Township Mayor’s Youth Advisory Cabinet Float

  9. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy & First Lady Mrs. Murphy

  10. The American Legion: Post 266

  11. The American Legion: Post 346

  12. 150 Town Celebration Car

  13. Pink People

  14. Miss Liberty

  15. CAR -- Errol Ernstrom

  16. Nitro Stunt Car

Division 2: Central Ave (Clark to Broadway)
Block Captain:

  1. Happy Days String Band

  2. Ocean Grove Beaches

  3. Ocean Grove Lifeguards & Float

  4. National Corn Growers Association

  5. OG Fire Department Banner & Fire Chief Vehicle

  6. Fire Inspector Vehicle

  7. Stokes Fire Co

  8. .OG Fire Police

  9. OG First Aid

  10. Salvation Army/Salvation Army Canteen Truck

  11. Ralph OG Fisherman

  12. Ocean Grove Church @ St. Paul’s

  13. Illuminate Behavioral Healthcare

  14. Ocean Grove Summer Band

Division 3: Cookman Ave (Central to New York)
Block Captain:

  1. Ragtime Band

  2. Auditorium Usher Float

  3. Beatification Cart (Car & Banner)

  4. Ladies Auxiliary Banner / Ladies Auxiliary Car

  5. Ladies Auxiliary Marchers

  6. Monmouth County Police & Fire Pipes & Drums

  7. Ocean Grove Auditorium Choir

  8. Kearny Bank

  9. Allegria at Ocean Grove

  10. Second Life Bikes

  11. OG Tennis Club

  12. OG Chamber of Commerce

Division 4: Cookman Ave (New York to Whitefield)
Block Captain:

  1. Funny Factory Clown Band

  2. Monmouth County Sheriff's Office

  3. Ocean Vista Hotel

  4. Historical Society of Ocean Grove

  5. CAR— Adele K. Gannon

  6. Gannon Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

  7. CAR— Fred Van Note

  8. Ocean Grove United

  9. Days Ice Cream Kazoo Band

  10. RE/MAX Realty Ocean Grove

  11. Neptune Cub Scout Pack 81

  12. Ocean Grove Fishing Club

  13. Golf Cart— Sandy Eccles/Owen Dunfee

  14. Golf Cart— Shirley Conover

  15. Antique Motoring Club of Monmouth County

Division 5: Clark Ave (Central to Pennsylvania)
Block Captain:

  1. Lakehouse Music Academy

  2. House By the Sea B&B (2 Cars)

  3. League of Women Voters of Ocean Township

  4. Jersey Shore Rescue Mission

  5. Ocean Grove Shuffle Board Club

  6. Jersey Shore Dream Team Realty

  7. Monmouth County/Neptune Democrats

  8. Patriotic Stilt Walker

  9. CAR — Mr. Beltempo

  10. Ocean Grove Family Dentistry

  11. Shoreline Dance Academy

  12. Jack Green Realty

  13. Monmouth County Republicans

  14. Monmouth County Clerk Hanlon

  15. Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

  16. Neptune Republican Organization

  17. Atlantic Wind Ensemble

  18. Jersey Shore Arts Center

Division 6: Clark Ave (Pennsylvania to Delaware)
Block Captain:

  1. Ocean Grove Hardware

  2. CAR— Dennis Tiernan

  3. Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  4. The Calli-A-Bike

  5. Tri-Counties Fire Association

  6. NJ Fire Engine Museum 



OGCMA is pleased that you are participating in this year’s event. We anticipate a large crowd of spectators. The Ocean Grove Independence Parade has become an annual celebration that both residents and visitors enjoy. Thank you again and we hope that you have a wonderful holiday weekend in Ocean Grove!