(Photo by Cameren E. Rogers)

The Dunwoody 4th of July Parade is set for Monday, July 4. It’s presented by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Reporter. See our full special section.

The parade route is 2.7 miles, stepping off from the intersection of Mt. Vernon Rd. and Jett Ferry Rd. at 9 a.m. It ends at Dunwoody Village. 

Pam Tallmadge.

2022 GRAND MARSHAL: Pam Tallmadge

This year’s parade theme is “Parade of Stars” and one of Dunwoody’s  biggest stars is Pam Tallmadge. Pam co-chaired the Dunwoody parade for 16 years and grew it into the largest parade in Georgia. Not only is Pam a parade pro, she served on the Dunwoody City Council and is currently an advocate for education, volunteering in many capacities at Dunwoody High School and serving as the executive director for the Charter System Foundation. Pam also sings in the choir at Dunwoody United Methodist Church and has starred in many plays. See our feature on Pam.


  • Chris Carr, Attorney General of Georgia
  • Michael Thurmond, DeKalb County CEO
  • Robert Patrick, DeKalb County Commissioner
  • Tom Bass, Dunwoody High School Principal
  • Miss Georgia USA
  • Freddy Falcon and Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders
  • Dunwoody Precision Lawn Chair Drill Team
  • Echo Hill Riders Mounted Color Guard
  • Grayback Base U.S. Submarine Veterans


The parade starts promptly at 9 a.m. and continues down Mount Vernon to Dunwoody Village. The parade route is about 2 hours. The festival at Dunwoody Village starts after the parade and runs until about 1 p.m.


116th National Army Guard Marching Band.

116th National Army Guard Marching Band

Founded in 1859, the 116th Army Band of the Georgia Army National Guard is the oldest National Guard band in existence.

Seed & Feed Marching Abominable – Atlanta’s wildest community band has been thrilling audiences since 1974. Originally formed as part of a theater company, the band is well known for its fancifully costumed performers as well as its high-energy music.


Eyeglasses Collection: Bring your used eyeglasses to the parade for recycling at the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation. The Lions International Youth ambassadors and their host families will march with the Atlanta Lions Club and the Lighthouse Mobile Eye Clinic van. Look for the colorful flags of the world, as the students will be parading with their national flags and carrying eyeglass collection boxes.


Boy Scout BBQ

For more than 20 years, Troop 266 has sold BBQ at the end of the parade in Dunwoody Village. Tickets are $10 ahead of time and $12 at the door. The meal includes a Slope’s BBQ sandwich (pork or chicken), coleslaw, watermelon, chips, brownie and water/tea/lemonade. You can order your meals online at https://www.troop266.us/parade-bbq-preorder.

Rotary Club hot dogs

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody will operate a hot dog stand in the Dunwoody Village parking lot. It will open at 9 a.m. until the parade is over. The revenue helps fund community service projects. They will sell hot dogs, drinks, chips and homemade cookies.