NAU community invited to walk in Independence Day parade

Fourth of July parade

It’s not every day you get to walk in a parade, but here’s your chance.

Come show your True Blue spirit and walk alongside Louie the Lumberjack and members of the Northern Arizona University community as they represent the university in the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce’s annual Independence Day parade in downtown Flagstaff at 9 a.m. July 4.

The traditions of the parade’s activities include participants tossing toy basketballs, footballs and soccer balls into the crowd of more than 10,000 spectators. In addition, NAU representatives will join the handmade floats, musicians, clowns, cowboys and cowgirls, antique cars, politicians and children scrambling for free candy.

Anyone who would like to participate in the parade should contact Shannon Shoots at or (928) 523-4998 by June 28 to receive information and staging details.

The university will be closed July 4 in observance of the holiday.

NAU Communications