Superior’s Fourth of July parade will be lining up along Mortorelli Drive for a trek along Belknap Street and Ogden Avenue before thousands of delighted people celebrating independence.

The question is: Will you be among them?

After sending out many invitations to enter the parade, organizers say they’ve only gotten about 25 entries back so far.

Among those who have already entered are two marching bands and the Shriners, said Frances Stannard, a member of the Citizens 4th of July Committee.

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“I wonder if people just don’t know it’s happening this year,” she said.

Last year organizers canceled the parade because of the pandemic. This year, with vaccinations available, organizers of the Fourth of July festivities decided to bring back the parade, the car show, and activities on Barker’s Island that will be sponsored by the Superior Refinery.

The Festival Committee stepped up with a grant to help fund the parade, after no fundraising was done over the last year, Stannard said.

This year’s parade will be held in honor of her husband, Dave Stannard, a founding member of the Citizens 4th of July Committee who continued to serve until his death last year.

Anyone who wants to participate in this year’s parade can still sign up using the entry form available at or call Fran Stannard at 715-394-9673.