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Our Parade

Thursday, July 4th – 10:00am
RAIN OR SHINE, except for lightning threat. We will be monitoring the weather. Check this website for updates.

Annandale will be celebrating its 131st annual parade.
Parade Organizer: Annandale Chamber of Commerce

Contact: Annandale 4th of July Parade Committee
Email: parade@annandale4thofjuly.org

Check out our Interactive Parade Program

Registration Open!

Register Now

Parade Unit Price:
Chamber Members: $50
Non-Chamber Members: $150

*This fee DOES NOT apply to any royalty unit, non-profit organizations, associations, classic car displays, churches or musical/entertainment acts. This fee only applies to businesses.

People’s Choice Float Contest:

The unit contest will be a People’s Choice and will include EVERY UNIT. Contest voting will be done on the Online Program.

Prizes based on most votes:
1st Place – $300
2nd Place – $200
3rd Place – $100

Parade Rules

Candy will be allowed this year. However, it must be handed out at the curb. Throwing candy from vehicles or floats is not allowed.

Parking on the 4th:
  • The public beach parking lot will close at 5:00p.m.
  • The North end of Oak Street is closed.
  • The parking lot west of the ball field (Candlestick & Maple) is handicap parking only.

Line Up and Staging

Recommended line up times are as follows:

Units 0-40, Arrive between 9:00am and 9:20am
Units 41-80, Arrive between 9:20am and 9:40am
Units 81 on, Arrive between 9:40am and 10:00am

Note: Parade starts at 10:00am. However, you can arrive at 10:00am if coming from Hemlock east.


Parade Route

  • All city streets on the parade router will be closed and locked down at 9:20am
  • The elementary school will be locked and closed
  • The high school will be open for facilities

Interactive Parade Program

  • Receive a free listing on the Interactive Parade Program
  • Thousands of spectators will have direct access to your website, social media page, or landing page
  • Provide a giveaway and receive a complete list on names, cell numbers, and emails for your future marketing

Annandale 4th of July – 2020 Registration

Parade Unit Price:
Chamber Members: $50
Non-Chamber Members: $150

Once registered, you will be redirected to our parade payment page.

How to design a parade float

So you’ve joined a parade in hopes of bringing some attention to your business and to also show some support to your local community, but now you are struggling with how to grab that attention.

Well, the easiest way to know how to decorate your float is to know what idea or image you would like to share with the spectators.

Are you looking to bring brand awareness to the community?

Are you looking to promote a new product or service you are offering?

Maybe you are an established business in your community and you are just there to have fun and show support?

Whatever the case may be, use that as your driving force when decorating your float.

To get you started, here are 10 great tips to think about.

  1. Make sure your logos and business colors are visible from all angles.
  2. Get creative and stand out with streamers, balloons, and signs. This is also a very cost effective way to decorate.
  3. Never just use a company truck. While you will get recognized, you will not stand out or leave a lasting impression on your audience.
  4. Bring in family, friends, and employees to bring up the excitement level. Have them available to hand out promotional items and giveaway items.
  5. Have your team or float participants wear costumes, funny hats, sunglasses, etc to grab attention. Having them wear matching shirts or outfits can also create an opportunity to show how established your brand is and it will grab more collective attention as well.
  6. Amp up your float with music and speakers, or better yet a live band.
  7. Follow the theme of your parade. If it is a 4th of July parade, use stars and stripes to decorate. If it is a holiday parade, use holiday themes for decorating.
  8. Have folks who can walk alongside your float and have them hand out marketing items and candy.
  9. Create an event for after your parade at your establishment where people can come and visit you! Carry signs or coupons promoting the event to hand out to spectators to drive traffic to your business.
  10. If you don’t have time to decorate or just aren’t that creative, search google for Parade Float Kits that will take care of everything!

The biggest tip we can give you though is to be present, be interactive, and have fun by engaging with your audience on the day of your event.
For more great tips on how to decorate and market your business and float, visit www.paradecloud.com and also Like our Page on Facebook!