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Name: Main Parade - 2017
Date: July 4, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
Registration: Register Now
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Event Description:
Online Registration Deadline....June 30th.

Celebrate the 4th of July by marching in the "An Edmonds Kind of Fourth" main parade.

Your support is instrumental in continuing our tradition of a July 4th family celebration. A voluntary donation in any amount will be gladly accepted.  The following fee are charged to participants and must be enclosed with the application:
  
•  $25  is asked of all groups marching in the parade, these funds assist the Chamber in paying for the entire celebration.
•  All vehicles entered in the parade must pay a $25 entrance fee and also be decorated in a patriotic manner in keeping with the event.
•  $500 entry fee plus vehicle fee for any person running for political office - if election date is within 12 months of this event. This category will be limited to 10 entries.
•  $100 entry fee plus vehicle fees (limit 2) for commercial entries, businesses, corporations, or any entry displaying a commercial ad (even if the advertising display is on a vehicle in a non-commercial entry).
•  All sponsorship packages above $1,500 include from 3 to 5 motor vehicles as entries in the parade without the $25 - per-vehicle charge. Any additional vehicles are each subject to the $25 fee.
•  Applications to be in the parade will not be considered if fees from a previous year remain unpaid.
•  Units  which are not pre-registered are not authorized to participate in the event because of potential liability.
•  Unregistered entries in the event are not approved by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, do not qualify as participants in the event, are not covered by the Chamber insurance, and are not authorized to participate in the event because of potentially undocumented liabilities.

I HAVE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY. My online registration shall serve as my signature on this application and also signifies my agreement to indemnify and hold harmless the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, the Edmonds Chamber Foundation, An Edmonds Kind of Fourth & its staff, and the City of Edmonds from all claims, actions, damages, liability and expense in connection with loss of life, personal injury, and/or damages to property resulting from your participation in An Edmonds Kind of Fourth. My signature serves as a waiver and release of all claims against the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, the Edmonds Chamber Foundation, An Edmonds Kind of Fourth, Chamber and it’s staff and volunteers, and the City of Edmonds of any kind or nature.  I hereby acknowledge that I have read the 4th of July Parade Rules and Regulations and that I (we) will abide by them or be subject to removal from the parade.


 
Location:
Downtown Edmonds, parade starts at 6th Ave & Main St.
Date/Time Information:
PARADE DAY SCHEUDLE
10:00 am              Beat Brackett 5K
11:30 am              Children’s Parade (check-in begins at 9:30 am at 5th Ave. S. and Walnut)
NOON                    Main Parade (check-in begins at 9:30 am at 7th Ave. and Glen)
2:30 pm                 Fire Department Water Ball Competition at City Park (Not a Chamber sponsored activity)
7:00 pm                 Evening entertainment at Civic Stadium
10:00 pm              Fireworks display at Civic Stadium

PARADE RULES AND REGULATIONS
  1. The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to remove any entry from the parade that refuses to follow all instructions from the Parade Officials, Parade Committee or the City of Edmonds Police.
  2. No one may participate in any manner deemed to be unsafe by the Parade Officials.
  3. Floats must be fire-retardant, carry a regulation fire extinguisher and have restraints for all float personnel.  The driver must have a 180 degree field of vision and carry a valid driver’s license.  No smoking on or near a float at any time.
  4. Only entries that have paid a Commercial Entry Fee may carry or display a commercial message.
  5. No material (such as candy, literature, product samples, favors, etc.) may be thrown from vehicles or by walkers; this draws children into the street and into the path of vehicles.  Parade participants may walk along the parade route and hand such items directly to spectators.
  6. No water or other material spraying devices may be used by parade participants along the parade route.
  7. Parade participants may not jump off of and back onto a moving vehicle in the parade.
  8. Consumption of and/or possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal substances is forbidden.
  9. Units are expected to maintain a distance of two car lengths between each entry.
  10. Marching units, floats and vehicles must maintain forward movement.
  11. All animal entries must include their own clean-up crew.
 
PARADE INFORMATION
  • Parade route is 9/10th of a mile long.
  • Height limit for any unit is 14 feet.
  • Length limit for any unit 40 feet total (vehicle and trailer/float)
  • Other questions call Edmonds Chamber of Commerce at (425) 670-1496
 
EDMONDS 4TH OF JULY PARADE AWARD CATEGORIES
  1. Most Patriotic – best application of patriotic theme and decorations
  2. Most Original – unusual design and presentation
  3. Funniest – whimsical in design and presentation
  4. Mayor’s Trophy – overall excellence
  5. Best Decorated – creativity and imagination in design/decoration
  6. Chamber Trophy – best business or commercial entry 
Contact Information:
Fees/Admission:
Participant ($25 suggested donation)
Automobile ($25 per vehicle fee/limit 2 vehicles)
Commercial ($100 entry fee plus $25 per vehicle fee/limit 2 vehicles)
Automobile Club ($25 per vehicle fee/limit 5 cars)
Political ($500 entry fee plus $25 per vehicle fee/limit 2 vehicles) limited to 10 entries total in parade
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