Thousands of Spectators Expected at LaPorte Parade

The LaPorte Jaycees Fourth of July parade is on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. CT. The parade begins at Tipton Street and runs east to west on State Road 2 to Andrew Avenue.

The parade draws thousands of spectators every year and it’s recommended to get a spot early in order to get a good view of all of this year’s entries, but not too early. A city ordinance prohibits the placement of blankets, chairs and other items along the parade route more than 24 hours before the official start of the parade.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. CT on Thursday, traffic will be diverted off of State Road 2 so be mindful of detours. No parking will be allowed along State Road 2 and that includes parking on lawns. No one will be allowed to sit in the street along the parade route, and no pedestrians, bicyclists or skaters will be allowed in the street along the parade route while the parade is in session.

People who illegally park along the parade route will receive citations and have their vehicles impounded.

The LaPorte Police Department will not tolerate any dangerous or illegal driving behavior.