Waxhaw 4th of July Parade Connects Tradition, Pride, and Community

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 Freedom, as we know, isn’t free. There may be no place in the world where this is better remembered than in the small towns of America on the 4th of July.

Waxhaw has changed tremendously over its time as a town, but consistency as part of the American story has never wavered.  This years Independence Day was no different.

While the Independence Day tradition of parade and fireworks has grown in size, even in the last few years, the excitement and focus is old fashioned.

Families both big and small can be seen lining the streets as the procession passed. This year’s floats were noticeably more decadent than years past and the on lookers were dazzled by the display.

All types of red, white, and blue apparel and decor was seen prominently on the proud and excited crowd, from the smallest to the tallest.

Babes in arms and the laughter of sun kissed kids’ faces made the perfect backdrop to the local high school marching band and public servants, dripping in patriotic flair.

The heat of the day settled heavy on heads of both those marching in, and those watching the parade, however not even ninety-degrees can tamper the excitement that is Historic Waxhax on July 4th.

Next year, the parade route is sure to be squeezed with zealous onlookers, just as enthusiastic and eager as ever. Precious toddlers in sweet ruffled dresses and candy-chasing children will top off the overflowing sidewalks. Waxhaw remains a unique and wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.

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Emily Macchiavello
Emily has always had a passion for words. Although her career is in teaching, writing has never been far from her heart.
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Emily teaches English and Spanish at a K-8 Charter school in Charlotte, and holds a B.S in English Education and a M.A in Literature.