The Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitor's Bureau is excited to bring you our 40th Annual July 4th Celebration and Party.

This years theme Proud to be Grand Canyon!

Thanks to the Town of Tusayan this year we will close the Celebration with a Laser Light Show!

  • 2:30 pm -Bike Decorating Contest - sponsored by Bright Angel Bicycles
  • 3:30 pm - Parade
  • 4:00 - 8:00 pm - Live Music (Boulder Alley Boys and Exit 64), Food, Games, Silent Auction / Raffle
  • 8:15 pm - Laser Light Show - sponsored by the Town of Tusayan

How can you participate?

Games: Do you have any games we can borrow for the event? Audrey Stone from Grand Canyon Recreation will be coordinating with the assistance from the Town of Tusayan Interns all the games for the afternoon. Please contact Audrey if you have games or want to donate goodies or even help that day. Let's make it fun for the kids. Audrey can be reached at 928-638-3389 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you have any left-over giveaway's from your float we'd be happy to utilize them at the game booth.

Food: This year we are looking for up to 4 Food Trucks to come to our event and provide a variety of options. If you have a Food Truck and want to join us for this Celebration please see registration form below.

Silent Auction / Raffle: This is the Chambers fund raiser for the year. Please consider donating auction items or a bigger ticket item for our Card Raffle. Please fill out a Donation Form below.

Parade: All are welcome to join our Parade. Please review the guidelines below and fill out a Parade Registration form. Who will hold the trophy for the next year! Last year's big winner was Canyon Plaza Hotel. Floats will be judged on Originality / Theme presentation (0 - 50 points), Creativity (0 - 25 points), Moving Parts / Special Effects on the float (0 - 15 points) and Public Appeal (0 - 10 points).

This years sponsors include:

  • Town of Tusayan
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites
  • Red Feather Lodge
  • Canyon Plaza Hotel
  • RP's Stage Stop
  • Grand Canyon Airlines
  • Grand Canyon Helicopter
  • Camper Village
  • Bright Angel Bicycles
  • Grand Canyon Recreation

The Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) non-profit, takes responsibility for the annual parade event on July 4th. The Grand Canyon Chamber also manages the safety standards for everyone involved in the parade: volunteers, spectators and participants. Our rules intend to be rational and reasonable, and we’ll always err on the side of caution. We, of course, reserve the right at all times to judge the fit of a parade entry both in harmony with the parade’s theme of “Proud to be Grand Canyon” and the necessity of maintaining the parade as safe, secure and fun. Our rules are guidelines that help explain our goal of working with every entrant in a responsible way. Please help us by contributing to the goal of safe, secure and fun.

1) Parade entries should be patriotic and work in this year’s theme of “Proud to be Grand Canyon”. When you apply to be a parade participant, you agree to follow the parade route and maintain the pace set by parade staff.

2) If you want to hand out candy, flags, flyers and other approved items directly to spectators, please do so on foot and without throwing anything. Likewise, please don’t encourage any spectator to come into the parade route to hand you anything.

3) If you decide to become a parade applicant and then entrant you must provide your own transportation and get to the appropriate parade staging area on time. Late arrivals might find themselves left out.

4) Any vehicles in the parade must be included/described in your applications and are subject to our approval. Anyone who drives a vehicle must be properly licensed to do so and have proof of insurance. Please expect that we will check both license and proof of insurance before your vehicle enters the staging area.

5) Even though the parade is operated by a non-profit, it’s still a business, and we need your release and waiver of liability (required by our insurance company) before you ever get to the parade staging area. By submitting your application, you acknowledge reading of these Rules, Regulations and Safety Requirements, as well as agreeing to indemnity the Grand Canyon Chamber, its officers, directors, volunteers, along with the Town of Tusayan, and hold them harmless with respect to any claim or action arising out of your involvement with the Parade. When your group submits the application, they acknowledge this release and waiver for everyone in your group. Each entry would do well to meet with your group to discuss this and your own safety standards along with ours.

6) We will notify you of your entry’s position in the parade, and we will provide you with an identifying number that must be prominently displayed. You will need to provide your own signage identifying your group.

7) Some words about the trailers and platforms that make up the parade float entrants: we’ll take a close look at your hitch and the number of axles on your trailer/platform so please help us and you do the same before the day of the parade. We expect a “commercial grade” hitch for safety along with proper height from asphalt to hitch including brake lighting and chain safety. Please keep your group out of the space between your vehicle and the float, ask everyone to step on and off your float, and please make sure that your trailer intends to have people on it. Help us please by carefully considering what kind of trailer/platform you’ll use, how many people might safely ride on the same, and the safest way to pull your entry. Pick-up or flatbed trucks with passengers in the bed shall include additional safety rail barriers at least 42” from your truck bed. If people stand or sit on your float, they should have something to hold on to, and your driver will be asked to wear a seat belt and so will passengers. Note height of float can not exceed 11 feet.

8) We like animals in the parade. Animals require your clean up or the use of the equipment necessary to immediately clean up after an evacuation along the route, as well as in the staging and de-staging area. Only animals under the leash or bridle of a qualified animal handler will be permitted in the Parade. The identified animal handler and his/her Parade unit sponsor will bear responsibility for any and all damages and injuries resulting from the animal in question.

9) Service animals are always welcome in the parade with the same clean up requirements.

10) Your parade entry must not be dangerously combustible, we will be reviewing every entrant for safety before we all role out.  We will expect to find a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher included in your parade equipment.  If we determine there is a safety issue it must be corrected before you can join the parade.

11) We are a tobacco and alcohol-free event (including other intoxicants and vaping) along the parade route, as wells as the staging and de-staging areas.

12) We try to follow a “rule of reason” in implementing these standards. Failure to observe these requirements may result in removal from the parade, disqualification from judging/awards, ineligibility to participate in future events. If you have any questions whatsoever, please contact our General Manager at 520-329-1889 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We know you’ll have a great time participating and contributing to our annual July 4th Event. We welcome your ideas on how we can improve the event. Thank you and have a great experience!

Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitor’s Bureau
P.O. Box 3007 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 | P: (844) 638-2901
© 2016 Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce

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