Start Time: The parade will start promptly at 10:15 AM. We encourage participants to enter the Line Up Area no later than 9:45AM. The parade is held rain or shine.
Line Up Entrances: The Line Up Entrance for general participants is located at Reed Hartman Highway and Plainfield Road intersection. The Line Up Entrance for Youth Organizations is located at the Plainfield and Cooper Road intersection. Due to road closures, access to the Line Up Entrances will be easiest from the Ronald Reagan Highway/Plainfield Road area if possible. Participants coming from the north will encounter detours and road closures.
Parade Route: The parade route is approximately 1.6 miles long and mostly flat or downhill. The route begins at the intersection of Reed Hartman Highway and Cooper Road and proceed east on Cooper to Kenwood Road, south on Kenwood to Hunt Road, and end at the Veterans Memorial on Towne Square (the corner of Hunt and Cooper Roads).
Ceremony: At the conclusion of the parade, we encourage units to attend the Veteran’s Memorial for our special ceremony (at approximately 11:30 AM).