Parade participation is FREE to all organizations and groups EXCEPT those participants running for or currently holding an “Elected Office” position, which have a minimum fee of $50 payable at the time of registration.
Organizations/groups must register in advance, and registration forms will be reviewed and approved. The Grand Ledge Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to deny any registration form.All applicants, sponsors, and participants are subject to approval by the GLACC Board of Directors.
The Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce coordinates this parade on behalf of the Grand Ledge community and area businesses. We are committed to providing a safe and exciting event, and require parade participants to comply with our policies.
The Chamber welcomes the participation of all people regardless of age, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, or religion affiliation and prohibits parade participants from engaging in any type of discriminatory or inflammatory action or behavior.
Organizations/groups must register in advance, and registrations will be reviewed and approved. The Chamber reserves the right to deny any registration from parade participation.
Lineup/Staging Area (Sawdon Administration Building, 220 Lamson Street):
Assigned lineup and cone number will be communicated to the contact person listed prior to the event day, and lineup begins at 10:00 AM. The list of participants and their coordinating lineup numbers will also be posted on the Chamber's website.
Parade begins at 11:00 AM. Lineup cone #1 will be at the Sawdon Administration Building (front of the building is on Lamson Street, and back of the building/parking lot area is on Jenne Street.) Parade route will proceed to S. Bridge St. across the bridge to N. Bridge St. and end at the Fire Station. Route subject to change as warranted by emergency personnel.
Two designated chaperones MUST walk alongside all floats and large vehicles to ensure a kid-free safety zone throughout the parade route.
Participants shall follow all direction and guidance provided by police/fire personnel and parade coordinators.
All drivers must have a current and applicable driver’s license, vehicle registration, and vehicle insurance.
No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances may be on or in any unit.
Vehicles and float unit length may not exceed State of Michigan requirements for truck and trailer or tractor-trailer units.
It is recommended all vehicles and/or floats have a working ABC Fire Extinguisher.
Throws and Item Distribution:
Safety for spectators and parade participants is critical. Therefore, ALL ITEMS MUST BE HANDED to spectators along the parade route. No throwing of candy or similar items will be allowed and parade participants must be alert for children at all times. Organizations/groups may distribute candy, small toy items, literature, brochures…etc. Offensive and sexually explicit materials are strictly prohibited.
“Elected Office Position” Entries:
Parade entries for an “elected office” position require a $50 entry fee with registration.
Checks may be made payable to the Grand Ledge Area Chamber of Commerce.