Parade Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Start Time: 12:00 noon (rain or shine)
Location: Downtown Petaluma, California
Theme: "A Parade is Hatched!" Celebrating the 100th anniversary of National Egg Day held in 1918. Petaluma’s National Egg Day Parade was featured in newsreels, where floats with giant chickens boasted that Petaluma, home to six million hens laying 600 million eggs, Petaluma was proclaimed as the “Egg Basket of the World!”
Parade Route: One mile – The parade will start at the corner of D Street and Fourth Street. It will proceed on Fourth Street to Kentucky Street, rith onto Washington Street, right onto Petaluma Boulevard North to Petaluma Boulevard South and end at D Street.
Anticipated Attendance: 25,000
Parade organizers will approve applicants. Notification of acceptance will be emailed.
Parade entries: Required to be entertaining, creative and exciting. Participate with a float, push float, band, colorful costumes, uniformed attire, drill, dance team or comical routines, antique or unique vehicles, etc. Think out of the box! All parade entries will be selected based on how well they theme their presentations around the Parade theme of “A Parade is Hatched!” Some suggestions follow to start your thinking: you could take the original concept and hark back to the original beginnings of the Egg Day Parade, portray famous makers of the past (Lyman Byce, Brainerd Jones, McNear etc), showcase your own history and how your business or non-profit was hatched. As a nonprofit you could share your legacy of community engagement, gardens clubs, individuals and groups with a creative mission and service clubs with civic roots, making a difference, and of course this year we want to honor “Sonoma Strong” and all those that supported and responded during the October fires.
Clover Kids Parade: Clover Stornetta Farms is again sponsoring a Parade for youngsters 8 & under. It will start at 11:30 a.m. at 4th and D St. and move along the regular parade route to the Kids Area in the A Street Parking Lot, approx. 4 blocks. Only pre-schools, primary grade classes or clubs, mothers clubs, and other similar groups will be in this parade. Application is available online at www.petalumadowntown.com or call 763-0344.
Please read general parade guidelines. Respond early to be considered for placement in our parade.
For updated information on the parade, please visit our website at www.petalumadowntown.com