2024 Grand Marshal: TBA
Check out the article below about the 2024 Grand Marshal
2024 Theme: America’s Pride Of the Heartland
Everyone loves a parade, whether it’s for the floats, marching bands, or nostalgia of the red, white, and blue. Parade participants and onlookers can look forward to a great parade lineup and viewing under the shade, all along Kirby / Florida Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy.
The parade begins at 11:05 AM near First & Kirby. It continues east on Florida to Lincoln Avenue then proceeds north on Lincoln Avenue to California. Parade units turn onto Illinois street to disperse and exit area at Goodwin Avenue.
Potty houses and vendors are located throughout the parade route. Vendors along the route are Papa John’s Pizza and Kona Ice. See the map for exact locations.
THE PARADE APPLICATION IS NOW LIVE…SIGN UP TODAY!!!
It’s now easier to join in the festivities. The parade application is now online. Pay the registration fee and complete the form in just a few simple steps! Please note that a list of registered participants will be provided to local media organizations covering the parade. Your registration is not confirmed until you have received a confirmation email that will come within 3 business days of submitting. Please direct questions regarding parade application and rules to TBD. Any questions or concerns contact us at email@example.com
Parade entries need to be postmarked by 6/23, or submitted virtually by 7/3. Parade line-up and staging assignments will be sent out by 6/30 at 5pm. No line-up requests will be accepted. If mailing the entry form, the fee must be included with the application. The Parade Chair has the sole discretion of accepting entries after June 30, 2024.
Parade Line up 2024
Online application requires payment via credit or debit card. If mailing in application, make checks payable to Champaign County Freedom Celebration and include late fee, if applicable. Returned checks will be subject to a $20.00 returned check fee. In Subject line Write Parade Fee.
Political – $100
Business/ For-Profit Organization – $50
Not-For-Profit Organization Individual Entry – $30
Veterans ( VFW AMVETS) – $25