Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey Invites Community to Annual 4th of July Parade in Merritt Island

By  //  May 31, 2023

Parade will take place on Tuesday, July 4, at 10 A.M.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Ok folks as everyone knows the 4th of July is just around the corner and it’s time for our entire community to once again join together to celebrate our nation’s Independence.

Our annual “Independence Day Parade” will take place on Tuesday, July 4, at 10 A.M. as we take to the streets to show our patriotism and pride in America.

This year’s parade will stroll along the streets of Merritt Island with the float and parade participants starting at Merritt Island High School and then heading South on Courtenay Parkway to turn East onto Merritt Avenue with the parade ending at Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School.

If this route sounds familiar, it’s the same route as the annual Merritt Island Christmas Parade so get there early to claim your favorite viewing spot and set up your flags and patriotic gear.

To make things even better, once the parade has ended, our great partners just around the corner at the Veterans Memorial Center will host food trucks and all access admission to the Veteran’s Museum, so bring the kids and get ready for some great red, white, and blue fun.

This is going to be a great parade as everyone is excited about lining the street to celebrate our nation’s Independence.

To register a float, vehicle, walkers, or what ever piece of great American patriotism you plan on showcasing, all you have to do is visit

As always, first responders and veterans organizations are free, but still need to register so we can place everyone in parade position.

America’s Top Police Dog Junny and I look forward to seeing everyone along the parade route as we all celebrate the Independence of our great nation!!

– Sheriff Wayne Ivey