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Founders Parade

July 3

175th Parade in conjunction with the Sophienburg’s Fourth of July Parade.

All previous entries will be honored for the rescheduled parade on July 3. To make certain we have your email, please send your email for the entry that you submitted to Entrants will be sent contact information for your block captain and details about where and when to line up. The route will be published soon – check back for updates.


Entry Categories:

  • Visiting Towns
  • Visiting Fairs
  • Visiting Counties
  • School Organizations
  • Local Organizations
  • Misc.
  • Political
  • Marching Units/Bands
  • Commercial/Business
  • Judged Categories:

  • Visiting Towns and Fairs
  • Historical Floats
  • Marching Groups
  • Marching Bands
  • Local Organizations
  • Commercial/Business
    The 175th Anniversary Commission and the Parade Committee encourage all schools, local and area organizations, and businesses to participate.

  • No Hayrides that are not decorated or have costumed or historic riders
  • Walking groups need to be in costume or designated Founding Families
  • No Commercial Vehicles
  • Trailers must be significantly decorate
  • Vehicles not towing a decorated float must be decorated unless licensed Vintage
  • Costumed Riders Highly encouraged

    Some helpful items to consider. Try searching:

  • Parade float kits
  • Prom décor
  • Life Size Cut Outs
  • Photo Backgrounds
  • Large Letters
  • Festooning
  • Poly Pomp Squares
  • Tissue Pom Squares

    Parade inspiration:


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