The 57th annual Hazel Dell Parade of Bands returns with 25 local bands, parade floats and classic vehicles at 10:30 a.m. May 20 at Clark County Fire District 6, 8800 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave. The theme this year is “Sounds of Freedom” and the Grand Marshals will be Lt. Colonel Bob Knight (ret.) and Lt. Colonel Royce Pollard (ret.), past commanders of Vancouver Barracks.
Several roads will be closed for the parade. Starting at 8 a.m. Hazel Dell Avenue will be closed from 78th to 99th Streets. At 10 a.m., 63rd Street from Hazel Dell Avenue to Highway 99 will be closed, as well as Highway 99 from 63rd Street to 78th Street. Highway 99 will reopen at 1 p.m. To see a map of the parade route, click here. To join the parade, visit the Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association website at hdscba.org to download the forms or get them in person at Clark County Fire District 6. For more information, contact parade co-chairs Brad Lothspeich at 360-600-6355 or Shelly Palmer at 360-608-0854.