Wednesday marks July Fourth, and parade goers are eager to mark the perfect spot to watch the floats, bands and patriotic entertainment make their way along Main Street.
The Bel Air Police Department, however, is asking that members of the community show restraint and wait until the day of the parade to set out chairs or blankets.
"When chairs and other items are placed on the parade route to get 'just the right spot' it has created unintended consequences," states a release from Bel Air police.
Unattended chairs left for days can blow into traffic and have damaged vehicles in previous years, police say. They can also prove to be tripping hazards for those walking the sidewalks of Bel Air, according to the release
"There will be plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the parade as it moves through the downtown area, without having to reserve spots days in advance," the release states.
"The holiday parade experience will be more enjoyable if everyone is courteous and helps us enhance the 'town' experience for everyone in attendance."
Do you plan to attend the Bel Air Independence Day Parade? Are you concerned about finding a place to watch? Leave a comment.