Baton Rouge's Independence Day Parade:
sponsored by the KENILWORTH CIVIC
The Kenilworth INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
6:30 pm, Thursday, July 3, 2014.
"Learning to Love Liberty"
Map of Parade Route
Come celebrate our nation's birthday at the parade and join us for one of Baton Rouge's premier Independence Day events! The parade features military and civic groups, bagpipers, antique cars, buggies, elected officials, horse groups, and more!!
Swing by Kenilworth Science & Technology School for the start of the parade. Enjoy the music of the Jemini Venture bluegrass band. Come visit with the animal adoption agencies who will be there. The Baton Rouge Sheriff Department wil be on the school grounds taking identification fingerprints for kids.
2013 Parade Information:
2013 Theme: Hometown Heroes"
2013 Resident of the Year: Max Scott
Congratulations to our 2013 Resident of the Year, Dr.Max Scott, formerly of LSU. We thank Max for his years of dedicated service as Treasurer of the Kenilworth Civic Association.
2013 Grand Marshal:
Collis Temple, Jr.
Included in the parade were his sons, former LSU stars and NBA players Collis Temple III and Garrett Temple and his daughter, Colleen Temple.
2013 Parade Information
Parade Judges for 2013 were:
.....David LeCerte, Secretary, Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
.....LTC Mary "Marston" McKeon, Commanding Officer, LSU Air Force ROTC
.....Duane Leblance, Director of award winning Catholic High School marching band
And the award winning groups for 2013 are:
Best Float . . . . . . Kenilworth Swim Team
Best Group . . . . . . Greenwell Springs Youth Riders
Best Individual. . . . Dan Claitor, State Senator
Most Patriotic . . . . Vietnam Veterans
Most Original . . . . Baton Rouge Magnet High School Junior Classical League
Judges' Choice . . . . Tiger Train
Best Fits Theme. . . . Military Order of the Purple Hearts
Baton Rouge Police Department
United States Marine Corps
Baton Rouge Caledonian Pipes & Drum
Boy Scout Troop 103
Mayor Kip Holden
Al Azar Grotto
Baton Rouge 4x4 Club
BREC Baton Rouge Zoo
BR Fire Department
BR Magnet HS Junior Classical League
Boy Scout Troop 103
Constable Reginald Brown
Cajun Classic Chevy Club
Senator Dan Claitor
Cub Scout Pack 103
Exchange Club of Baton Rouge
Greenwell Springs Youth Riders
Kenilworth Swim Team
Louisiana National Guard
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Navy Sea Cadets
St.George Fire Department
Krewe of Tiger Train
Vietnam Veterans of Louisiana
Women Veterans of Louisiana
Kenilworth Civic Association
Thanks to our parade sponsors, including:
USAA Insurance Company
Linda Fredericks Realty
Looking back on the 2013 Parade....
Looking back on the 2012 Parade....
Looking back on the 2011 Parade....
Looking back on the 2010 Parade....
"Neighbors" Magazine article on Kenilworth Parade, June 2008
Contact the KCA through KCA@KenilworthNeighborhood.com
if your civic and/or patriotic group is interested in being in the parade!!
List of Past Grand Marshalls and Residents of the Year
In 1973, a small group of Kenilworth residents gathered on riding lawnmowers and bicycles to form a parade. Now there are around 50 entries in the parade each year, and several thousand spectators gather to enjoy the parade.