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Our Parade

July 4th – 10:00 am

AT THIS POINT, THE PARADE WILL HAPPEN AS SCHEDULED. IF THERE IS A CHANGE TO THIS, IT WILL BE DETERMINED AT 8:00 AM ON PARADE DAY AND POSTED RIGHT HERE.

Annandale will be celebrating its 133rd annual parade.

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




Interactive Map

Zoom in and explore our interactive parade map. Click on the icons and lines for more details.




Annandale 4th of July – 2022 Line-Up

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

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

Registration Closed.

Click here for Interactive Parade Program





Unit Registration Closed

Register

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

Deadline to Register: June 17th

*This fee DOES NOT apply to royalty units, non-profit community organizations, classic car displays, or musical/entertainment acts.

Interactive Parade Program

  • Parade Units receive a free listing on the Interactive Parade Program
  • Visit parade unit websites, social media pages, and/or landing pages

Click here for Interactive Parade Program




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.




Spectators & Residents

Sidewalks and public areas will be open for chair set up at 5:35am, the morning of July 4th.


Parade route streets (Poplar, Chestnut, Oak, Park) will be closed at 9:20am.


Parking:

  • 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.

Please allow enough time and thank you for your patience.




Parade Unit Arrival, Staging & Line-Up

IT IS REQUESTED ALL UNITS ARRIVE FROM THE EAST ON COUNTY ROAD 6 / HEMLOCK ST. SINCE SOME CITY STREETS WILL BE CLOSED JUST PRIOR TO THE PARADE.


Recommended line up times are as follows:

Units 0-25, Arrive between 9:00am and 9:20am
Units 26-50, Arrive between 9:20am and 9:40am
Units 51 on, Arrive between 9:40am and 10:00am


Bands park in the elementary school parking lot.

Horses park behind the high school. Water is available behind the elementary school.

All other units enter the high-school parking lot.


The Queens Brunch will be taking place at the High School. Otherwise, the schools will be locked, closed, and unavailable for use.


Our volunteers will do our best to get you where you need to go upon your arrival.


Please allow enough time and thank you for your patience.




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.




Parade Unit Tips


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.