The Annual Fourth of July Parade and Carnival, which has been sponsored by the NCBC since 1916, is one of the oldest and most popular Independence Day events on the Main Line.
The parade features neighborhood children riding decorated bicycles, marchers in costumes, clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers, floats, fire trucks, police, and public officials. The decorated bicycles and floats are judged prior to the start of the parade and awards are given to the winners during the Carnival.
The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Bala Cynwyd Fire House and 149 Montgomery Avenue and ends at Bala Cynwyd Park at 398 Trevor Lane around 10:00 a.m.
The Carnival, which begins at the conclusion of the parade, includes a brief patriotic program followed by games, rides, running races, and the always popular egg toss. A variety of food options both kosher and non-kosher are available, including traditional hot dogs, soda and pretzels sponsored by the Bala Cynwyd Fire Hose, as well as food tents from local restaurants.
The mission of the Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd is to strengthen the social, cultural and economic fabric of our diverse community by promoting civic engagement, preserving the historic character of our residential neighborhoods, protecting our remaining open space, and enhancing the viability of our commercial corridors.