Razzle Dazzle Goodtimes Parade!

It's the summer's most anticipated parade, it's part of Decatur Celebration, the most exciting street festival in the Midwest, AND it's televised across Central Illinois. It's the  Razzle Dazzle Goodtimes Parade!
Huge crowds flock to downtown Decatur, Illinois each summer to experience creative floats, marching bands and tons of family entertainment.
 
Parade Unit Policy
 The Decatur celebration parade is designed  for entertainment, therefore, the following policies must be followed by all units.
* All units must have a family friendly component.
* All entertainment concepts must be approved in advance by festival staff.
* Units may not hand out, drop or throw materials or candy while participating in the parade.
* Units may not have signs, messages, or handouts advocating a political candidate, cause or position.
 
Parade Considerations
 
 Please remember these simple guidelines when planning and preparing your entry:
* Overhead wires limit height of entries to 15 feet
* Units will check in at the Ameren IP parking lot (S. Main & Decatur St.) BEFORE 9 am
* Units must be in position for step off BEFORE 9:55 am or they risk being skipped
Having trouble coming up with a creative idea? Give us a call at 423-4222 ext. 102!
 
Additional Information
 Applications will be evaluated on creativity and accepted entries will be notified as soon as possible. There is no guarantee units will be televised due to scheduled commercials and/or speaker coverage. Please keep in mind that dressing rooms are not available. Please contact us for more information or with questions.
 
Contact Us
For additional information, please contact:
Cheryl Pinkley
Event Manager
P: 217.423.4200 ext. 102
E: Cheryl@decaturcelebration.com
 

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* 1. Unit Name

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* 2. Contact Information

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* 3. Number of Participants (100 max)

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* 4. Entry Type (check all that apply)

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* 5. 25-50 word Description of Unit (will be used in script read on LIVE TV and Radio; you MUST include this to be considered!)

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* 6. Have you read and willing to uphold the the 2019 Parade Policies, as described above?

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* 7. By selecting the YES choice, below, you are on behalf of your unit name, submitting entry into the 2019 Razzle Dazzle Goodtimes Parade on August 3, 2019 in downtown Decatur, Illinois.

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