GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- The Hollyhock Lane Independence Day parade started back in 1934 as a way to commemorate America's freedom and independence to the neighborhood children.
Now it attracts people from all over the community. It is the oldest continuous Fourth of July parade in Michigan. A familiar face that people have seen in the parade for the last 39 years is John Westra who rides a unicycle.
The parade begins at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4th.
The parade lasts about 30 minutes and follows a route through the Ottawa Hills area.