Frequently Asked How many years has the parade been held? The Hickory Grove July 4th Parade will celebrate its 51st year in 2019. "Where does the Parade begin and end?The Parade begins at Lawrence Orr Elementary (4835 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215) and ends at the intersection of Shamrock Drive and Castle Rock Drive. "When does the Parade begin at Lawrence Orr School?The Parade begins at 10 AM, crosses North Sharon Amity and proceeds west on Shamrock Drive to the Aldersgate main entrance fields. "What time does the Celebration begin at Aldersgate?The Celebration begins at 11:30 AM after the last of the Parade participants have arrived to Aldersgate and welcomes everyone until 3 PM. "What time does the nearby Charlotte Museum of History hold the "new citizens" Naturalization Service? The Museum's FREE Fourth Celebration runs from from 11 AM to 2 PM and includes ringing of the huge Freedom Bell. "Where do we park, if we can't walk over to Aldersgate?The Celebration has parking for over 300 cars on the East field, with all the Celebration activities across the central path on the 5-acre West field. "What should celebrants bring to the festivities?"The weather is forecast for mostly sunny in the 80s, so wear comfortable clothes, sun hats; bring lawn chairs or blankets, along with friends and family.