Between the beautiful scenery, charming boutique shops and small-town feel, it’s not hard to see why Harwich is one of the most popular destinations on Cape Cod. This coastal village is as quaint as it is packed with activities, making is a wonderful place to stop when you’re traveling through town with family. Whether you’re here for the seafood, surf, sand or sun, you’ll want to make time for a Harwich visit in September. For all its innovation, Harwich remains a destination dedicated to certain aspects of tradition and the Harwich Hometown Parade is an annual New England parade you won’t want to miss during your visit to Cape Cod.

Fun, Family and Friends at the Harwich Parade

In 2019, the Harwich Hometown Parade will once again make it’s way through the village beginning at 11:30 am on September 8. The Harwich Hometown Parade is a local celebration of all things Cape Cod that makes its way down Route 28 in family-friendly style. Guests should plan on arriving early to pick the best spot to set up, then get ready for the fun. The parade hosts a vast variety of dancers, musical performers, bands and more that turn out to celebrate community spirit by showcasing their talents to the delight of many. Floats are a major highlight of the Harwich Hometown Parade with children quickly filling bags and buckets with candy that’s thrown from above!

A Marching Tradition

The Harwich Parade is a come as you are event with no admission cost that is generally led by the city’s Fire Chief. While each year the parade sees an increasing number of participants, anyone is welcome to join as long as they register their float or performance with the Harwich Chamber of Commerce prior to parade day. At the end of the parade, judges are on hand to hand out awards in a variety of categories. Some of these include awards for the best float, funniest performance and of course, most town spirit. This fun-filled New England parade is a must-see when you’re traveling through Harwich and looking to get an authentic feel for the local community.

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