At the June 11th City Commission Meeting, Vice Mayor Jim Connell asked the Commission to “Bring the Parade to the People.” The City Commission unanimously supported the idea:
The City of Lake Helen City Commission is proud to announce that the annual Lake Helen 4th of July Parade will be brought to you this year!
With an almost 10-mile parade route, sit outside your home or along one of the Lake Helen streets on the route to see the 2020 Parade. Spectators can also watch from one of these many locations: Melissa park, Hopkins Hall, Lake Helen Library, Asa Gray Park, Lake Helen City Hall, Blake Park. (Please note that bathroom facilities will not be available at these locations)
Practice Social Distancing!
Parade begins Equestrian Center (321 S. Pleasant Street) at 9:30am.
Unfortunately, parade walkers are not allowed this time. No distribution of items (ie: candy, flyers, etc) will be allowed.
Parade will start promptly at 10:00am.
Route: Start at the Lake Helen Equestrian Center. Turn left onto Pleasant Street until West Ohio Avenue. Turn right onto West Ohio Avenue until Church Street. Turn right onto Church Street until West Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn right onto West Pennsylvania Avenue until South Summit Avenue. Turn left on to Summit Avenue until John Street. Turn right onto John Street until High Street. Turn right onto High Street until Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue until Volusia Avenue. Turn right onto Volusia Avenue until West New York Avenue. Turn right onto West New York Avenue until Euclid Avenue. Turn right onto Euclid Avenue until West Ohio Avenue. Turn left onto west Ohio until South Lakeview Drive. Turn left onto South Lakeview Drive until Tangerine Avenue. Turn right onto Tangerine Avenue and follow the curve until Orange Avenue. Turn left on Lemon Avenue through Lake Helen Villa and back on Lemon Avenue until Prevatt Avenue. Turn right on South Prevatt Avenue until West Ohio Avenue. Turn right onto Ohio Avenue until Pleasant Street. Turn right on Pleasant Street and meet back at the Lake Helen Equestrian Center.