Independence Day Celebration Parade 2024
Theme: Old-Fashioned 4th of July
EXCITING NEWS! This year, we are introducing a parade contest with various categories to add an extra layer of fun and competition. You now have the opportunity to not only make your entry exceptional but also win fantastic prizes! Here are the contest categories:
1.Best Theme Interpretation: Share your creativity by aligning your entry with this year’s theme, “Old-Fashioned 4th of July.” The most imaginative and inspiring interpretation will take home the prize.
2. Most Interactive entry: Engage the crowd like never before! The entry that encourages the most audience interaction and participation will be recognized.
3.Outstanding Performance: If your entry includes music, dance, or any form of entertainment, this is your chance to shine. The most captivating and memorable performance will be awarded.
These contest categories are designed to inspire and motivate you to make your entry truly outstanding.
To ensure the parade remains a vibrant and engaging event for everyone, we have decided to limit the number of participants to 80 entries through an application process. This will help us maintain a parade duration of approximately 2 hours, allowing for a memorable experience for our community.
Our goal is to create lasting memories; we believe that by taking these steps will impact our community and visitors.
Thank you for being a vital part of our Independence Day Celebration. We look forward to seeing your incredible entry and celebrating our nation’s freedom together.
Apply now through March 1, 2024. Start your planning now.
March 15, those applicant that are approved will be announced & invoices will be sent.
March 30, payments & scripts are due; email scripts to Events@OakHarborChamber.com.
June 24, parade instructions & line up will be announced.
Nonprofit - $30
Member - $50
Non Members - $100
Entry Dimensions - Entries can be no wider than 12 feet wide due to the route going down Pioneer Way.
Scripts - Scripts are what the emcee will read at the grandstand at the end of the parade. These need to be 100 words or less and emailed no later than March 30 to Events@OakHarborChamber.com.
Certificates of Liability (COI) - COIs are to insure the entities for any accidents that may occur during the event. Please have Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce and City of Oak Harbor as additionally insured.