July 3, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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7/3/2017 6:00 PM
7/3/2017 8:00 PM
City Parking Lot
500 Adams Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Approximately one week prior to the parade, we will notify you with your lineup number. Please make sure everyone in your party is informed of where to meet on parade day. Staging for the parade begins at 4:00 pm. All entries must be in place by 5:30 pm. The parade will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. For questions day of, look for a parade volunteer in an orange vest.
When your party arrives, they should report to your assigned staging area. One representative from your entry should check in at the registration table located at the staging area anytime between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm to receive your parade entry number.
Please secure your entry number in a visible place on the left side of your entry so that the judges and the M.C. can see it from the reviewing stand.
Judges will be evaluating entries for awards as they pass the viewing stand located on the Madison Street Stage. Each of the winners will be recognized from the Capitol Main Stage July 4th at approximately 7:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded for:
Rules and Regulations:
- Best interpretation of the theme
- Best costumes
- Best patriotic float (trailer)
- Best musical or dance group
Entries must observe all applicable rules and regulations or be barred from the parade. The Salute to America Parade Committee reserves the right, at any time, to remove any entrant from the parade not following the rules and regulations or refusing police or parade officials instructions. All entries must be approved before entering the line of march.
All entries are subject to approval by the Parade Committee. All decisions are final. Entries will be notified upon acceptance.
Individuals and organizations are expected to perform courteously, in good taste, and with safety in mind at all times during the parade.
All parade entries must be patriotic or follow the theme of: "Celebrating Lincoln University"
Absolutely no alcohol, smoking or fireworks will be tolerated on any parade entry.
Handing out candy or objects to the crowd is permitted by walkers only. Throwing of any object from moving parade vehicles is not allowed per JCPD. Itmes may be handed out at curbside.
In an effort to keep Downtown Jefferson City streets and sidewalks clean, no participant of the parade shall throw, cast or drop: Confetti, decorative items or articles of trash including handbills during the parade. Any violation will result in a $500 clean up fee and exclusion from the 2018 parade.
It is the responsibility of the entrants to obtain sufficient and appropriate insurance protection for the entry and those involved in the parade.
Helmets are required for all riders of bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates, scooters (motorized or not), motorcycles, etc., regardless of age
Floats may be motorized or horse-drawn and must carry a fire extinguisher. Maximum allowable height is 14 feet. Floats must be able to make the turns as described in the route.
If you are submitting an equestrian entry, you must have an assigned individual to follow providing clean-up.
It is imperative that all entries maintain the pace throughout the entire parade route. No one is permitted to get on or off a float or entry once the parade has started.
There must be an adult on floats where there are children under 12. We ask that all adults, children and walkers wear costumes pertaining to their float's theme.