The parade is always a popular event! Thousands attend the Champaign County Freedom Celebration Parade! Come out and help us celebrate the honoring our American heritage. The parade will take place, rain or shine. Cancellation may occur if there is lightning. The parade will not be re-scheduled to another date.
PARADE THEME: United We Stand, Proudly We Serve
GRAND MARSHAL: Local Fire & Police Departments
PARADE ROUTE: Beginning at 11:05 am the parade begins near First & Florida. Continues East on Florida to Lincoln Ave. then proceeds North on Lincoln Ave to California. Parade units turn onto Illinois street to disperse and exit area at Goodwin Ave. Click HERE for a copy of the event map.
PARADE BROADCAST: The parade will NOT be live on UPTV, but will be rebroadcast on Comcast channel 6, AT&T U-Verse channel 99, and online at urbanapublictelevision.org during the dates and times below and on the UPTV YouTube channel once available.
- 7/5 (Fri) - 5 pm
- 7/6 (Sat) - Noon & 6:30 pm
- 7/7 (Sun) - 11 pm
- 7/8 (Mon) - 10:30 am & 5 pm
Parade Line-up attached below. Note: May be updated prior to event. Check back later. Additional entrants will be placed at the end of the lineup.
2013 Parade Judging results
- President's Trophy
The President's Trophy is awarded by the Champaign County Freedom Celebration Board President. This award is selected from all entries entered into the judging.
#3 - Gold Star Families
- Theme Trophy
The Theme Trophy is awarded to the entry that best represents this year's theme and communicates the message of freedom.
First: #27 - Arrow Glass
Second: #77 - Life Is For Everyone (LIFE)
- Antique Class
Antique Class first and second place trophies are awarded to antique vehicle units in the parade.
#75 - Let Us Get Dirty For You
- Judge's Choice (formerly potpourri category)
Judge's Choice first and second place trophies are awarded to units selected from all other entries. This category includes any entry that is not a float, antique vehicle, or equestrian entry.
First: #59 - Girl Scout Troop #2216
Second: #13 - Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information please call our hotline at 217-531-3777 or contact our Parade Coordinator.
Note: Line-up may be updated prior to event. Please check back just prior to event.