Come out and show your patriotism and community pride as we celebrate our Independence Day! Residents, neighborhood associations, local businesses and community organizations are invited to be a part of Liberty Township's Annual Fourth of July Parade.
Once all applications have been reviewed, a member of the Liberty Township staff will contact you with a tentative line-up placement and event instructions. Due to space reasons, we may not be able to accept all applications.
Line up begins at 9:15 a.m. at the Lakota East High School parking lot with the parade starting at approximately 10:00 a.m. on July 4th.
Parade entries will be judged in the following categories:
The judging criteria will be based on the following: overall appearance, crowd appeal, and originality. Winners will be announced after the parade by social media and on the Liberty Township website.
Please provide a brief description of your entry.
The applicant shall be responsible for the conduct of all its participants and agrees to notify all participants of these rules and regulations.
Entries having children under age 18 must provide parents or other adult chaperones to walk alongside and supervise.
Units having any animals must maintain control of them at all times. All animals must have updated vaccinations, be in good health and able to cope with crowds, and other animals.
All parade participants are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner.
All automobiles must be driven by a licensed vehicle operator.
During the parade, the driver must maintain 20'-30' (2-3 car lengths) from the preceding unit.
Hard candy may NOT be tossed from cars, floats or moving vehicles. It is preferred that candy be handed out at the curb by a designated person from the parade unit walking along the parade route next to the spectators. It is very dangerous for spectators to run into the street for candy or other hand-outs.
No firearms shall be fired, and no open flames allowed.
No parade entries will be permitted to discharge firecrackers, caps, blanks, incendiary devices or other equipment that might startle or excite animals in the parade.
All floats MUST have a fire extinguisher.
NO alcoholic beverages in staging area or on any parade entry at any time before or during the parade. Bottled water or soft drinks are permitted.
For safety reasons, no one may step on or off a float or any motorized unit until it is at a COMPLETE stop. NO person is allowed to ride on a running board, hood, roof or vehicle fender.
The continuity and movement of the parade is essential for the safety and enjoyment of all spectators and participants. As such, all parade entries must continue in a forward motion at all times. No units may stop to perform or address the crowds anywhere along the parade route unless your unit is specifically notified to stop by Liberty Township staff or a safety or law enforcement officer.
Weather and Water
To help avoid the heat, we will be starting the parade at approximately 10:00 a.m. Please be sure to bring water and hand misters for your entry team, (participants and animals). The parade will go on rain or shine, so be prepared for the weather forecasted for the day.
Judging will take place during the parade. Awards will be announced after the parade on social media and on the Liberty Township website.
I/we acknowledge that I/we have read and understand the parade rules and regulations. I/we understand that any violation may result in removal from the parade and possible denial of entry in future parades or Township events.
Liberty Township will NOT be responsible for any injury, damage or loss that may occur to any person, animal or equipment belonging to entrant, its agents, servants, or employees; or to any other person or property.
I / We expressly INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Liberty Township, its elected and appointed officers, agents and employees from any and all liabilities or claims made by me or my organization / group, my / our heirs and any other individuals or entities as a result of any of my / our actions in connection with my / our participation in this event.
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