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Sunset Parades are colorful, inspiring military ceremonies featuring the Recruit Band, Drill Team, marching troops, cannon fire, and a low level fly over by a Coast Guard helicopter. They take place at sunset on the Training Center's parade grounds, are open to the general public, and there is no admission charge. Children are welcome to attend, but should be accompanied by an adult. The Sunset Parade schedule for 2014 is a follows:
|Date||Guests Seated by||Estimated Start Time||Sunset|
|25 May||7:40 p.m.||7:45 p.m.||8:13 p.m.|
|06 July||8:00 p.m.||8:03 p.m.||8:28 p.m.|
|03 August||7:25 p.m.||7:43 p.m.||8:08 p.m.|
|31 August||6:55 p.m.||7:06 p.m.||7:31 p.m.|
Visitors should expect increased security screening for the event, and guests are not permitted to bring bags of any kind to the seating area including purses, camera bags, and backpacks. Photography is permitted and encouraged, but cameras must be removed from their bag prior to arriving at the seating area. Guests are encouraged to leave bags in their vehicles during the Parade.
If the parade is cancelled due to inclement weather a message will be left on the phone number (609) 898-6700. You can also call this number the day of the parade to get updated information.