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July 4 Baby Parade and Chalk Drawing Contest

86th Annual Baby Parade followed by the 10th Annual JWCR Chalk Drawing Contest

For anyone who has not yet registered for this event, registration forms will be available to complete at Lincoln Park on 4th of July morning.

The 86th Annual Baby Parade will take place tomorrow, 4th of July morning, in Lincoln Park.

Rutherford residents ages newborn through 5 years old are welcome to participate in this adorable Rutherford tradition.

Check-in at 9:30 a.m. Parade start time is 10 a.m. in Lincoln Park.

Please note that this Baby Parade event is open to Rutherford residents only. Special thanks to sponsor Lightbridge Academy. In case of rain, the parade will be moved inside to 55 Kip Center located at 55 Kip Avenue, Rutherford.

Residents wishing to participate in the contest portion of the parade are encouraged to decorate their child’s stroller, bike, wagon, etc., with patriotic or other themes. Parents are also encouraged to have their children dress for the role. This is a wonderful community event that showcases the artistic talent of parents and the incredible cuteness factor we have here in our Rutherford children.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 Savings Bond. Runners-up (1st – 6th Place) will receive $50 Savings Bonds.

The Junior Woman’s Club Chalk Drawing Contest will be on Highland Cross after the parade is finished.

The Junior Woman’s Club of Rutherford will host its 10th annual Chalk Drawing Contest for children of all ages at Lincoln Park on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, immediately after the annual Baby Parade organized by the Rutherford Recreation Department. (Approximate start time is between 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.) The theme will be America the Beautiful. Please note that in the event of rain or wet ground, the event must be canceled. $1 to participate; exact change appreciated. Prizes will be awarded to the winning artists. Proceeds to benefit JWCR in its efforts to support local organizations. To register, email Carolyn Smith at A limited number of small U.S. flags will be available for purchase. Water will also be available for purchase.

2017 Baby Parade Registration