Do-Dah Parade started in 1984, when WKMI organizers designed the parade as a way for companies and organizations to provide unique entertainment through a parody. It was patterned after the Pasadena, California Parade called Doo Dah. The purpose remains the same – create a parade that celebrates decorations and costumes that follow a theme or a parody (satire - think Saturday Night Live).  The parade has a long standing tradition of allowing businesses and nonprofits to use the streets to promote the personality of their company in a fun and a little unorthodoxed way. Maybe a better description would be a zooy outrageous costume parade. Each year, participants are challenged to reinvigorate the meaning of “Do-Dah” (a parody based on a spoof or a satire of a person, place, event or thing).  
The theme for this year is "Follow The Yellow brick Road". We encourage you to shamelessly promote your business. 

The Parade is Saturday, June 5. The entrance fee is $50. And, after May 31, the price is $75.

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* 1. Kalamazoo Do-Dah Parade Application

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* 2. Facebook page URL:

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* 3. If you have participated in the past, please list your previous years participation.

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* 4. Parade Unit Connection To Do-Dah Parody Theme

-Please describe below the significance of your unit (units must be visibly pleasing and incorporate a unique parody). Units that are not decorated and/or following the "follow the yellow brick road" or participating in a parody theme will not be allowed entry. Parade units should incorporate some type of entertainment value- music, a theme, animation, or appropriate visual appeal. The parade is themed from beginning to end with the best units spread throughout the ENTIRE parade.

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* 5. Parade Unit Description

Unit placement is strategically determined based on the Unit Connection to the parody theme and its entertainment value. Please note that if there are changes to the information below, it is the responsibility of the organizer to inform Parade officials. Floats will be lined up on Lovell Street. 

Please note that a trailer is considered a "float" so if you're using a trailer- please list that below.

Please mark all that apply to your entry: