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Parade Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Start Time: 12:00 noon (rain or shine)
Location: Downtown Petaluma, California
Theme: “It’s Always Punny in Petaluma” Celebrating all that is udderly egg-ceptional in Sonoma County and Clo’s 50th Birthday! Petaluma is a vibrant, engaged community and home to so many wonderful businesses; agricultural, production, manufacturing, libations, incredible nonprofits and of course Clo the Cow, whose “punny” journey can be traced back to the 60’s with Clovers famous, witty puns and memorable billboards.
This year we are paying special homage to Clo as she turns 50 and all that is good in PetaMooma! (Bare with us – it is going to be fun).
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: “It’s Always Punny in Petaluma” Celebrating all that is udderly egg-ceptional in Sonoma County and Clo’s 50th Birthday.
How punny are you? – Please use puns wherever you can! Judges will give extra consideration for creative puns!
Some Parade theme ideas for entrants to start your thinking:
· Pay Homage to Clo’s Herd-day – Wishing Clo a Happy 50th Birthday
· Celebrating PetaMOOma – Anything that makes Petaluma shine
· Celebrating our ComMOOnity – celebrating your nonprofit, community groups, etc
· Celebrating all that is MOO - (actually that’s you or anything new)
· Celebrating Sonoma COWnty – Sonoma County has so much to offer – show us!
· Anything udderly egg-ceptional that puts Petaluma on the map
· Visual pun signage
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, right 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.
Clover Kids Parade: Clover Sonoma is again sponsoring a Parade for youngsters. 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 762-9348.
Non-Commercial entries are parade units entered by an individual, academic school, nonprofits with fewer than 100 employees, service club, or youth group. They cannot promote commercial or financial businesses. One non-commercial entity per application.
Commercial entries are parade units entered by commercial or financial businesses and nonprofits with more than 100 employees. A commercial business entry cannot be used as a “major” advertisement. One business per application.
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