July 3rd Parade
March in the Parade
We are always looking for fun and exciting entrants to our one-of-a-kind July 3rd Parade! If you have a musical act, a group of friends or colleagues, or a special talent, we hope you'll join us! Plus, all participants are invited to compete in the Union Mutual July 3rd Parade Completion (details below!).
Union Mutual Parade Competition
Parade Participants are invited to compete in the Union Mutual July 3rd Parade Competition. Competitors are challenged to create patriotic floats, costumes, decorations and banners showcasing Green Initiatives and/or Artistic Talent.We are looking for entries that use reclaimed and re-purposed discarded items, and/or items that can be recycled after parade and/or move through the parade using an electric vehicle, animals or people power (pulling, cycling). As well, show off your artistic and performance talents through music, dancing, puppeteers, clowns, cyclist, gymnasts -- whatever your talent, we want to see it! The Union Mutual July 3rd Parade Competition will feature two awards: Best Performance Award and Best "Green" Float/Entry Award. Each grand-prize winner will receive $1,000 in cash, post-event press, a trophy, and most importantly, bragging rights!
The parade starts at the Spring Street roundabout, travels down Main Street and State Street in front of the State House, ending just before Bailey Avenue. Parade viewing is best on Main Street and State Street. This year vendors will be located on the DMV side of State Street only. Parade viewing will be great from the State House side of the street.
Can't make it downtown? ORCA Media will be livecasting and streaming the parade! Tune in to channel 15 at 6 p.m. or visit the ORCA Media website.