Frequently Asked How many years has the parade been held? The Hickory Grove July 4th Parade will celebrate its 50th year in 2018. "Where can I park?"Parking is free at most spots along W.T. Harris Blvd. Be sure to park your car early, since W.T. Harris Blvd will not be accessible to cars during the event. "Are bicycles allowed in the parade?"Kids are encouraged to decorate and ride their bikes in the parade. The parade route is approximately 1.3 miles. "Where does the Parade begin and end?The Parade begins at The Hickory Grove Recreation Center (6709 Pence Road Charlotte, NC 28215) and ends at The Grove Presbyterian Church (5735 East W.T. Harris Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28215).