PARADE REGISTRATION (participants will receive an information email by Monday, July 1, 2024):

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Parade: Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 12:30pm

Grand Marshal: TBA

Theme: TBA

Route: DCCH Center Fairgrounds (75 Orphanage Road) to Dixie Highway to Beechwood Road to Beechwood Schools (54 Beechwood Road)

Registration Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2024

Participants:

Starting – DCCH Center Fair Grounds (75 Orphanage Road)

  • Arrival Time: Between 10:30am – 11:30am (all roads along parade route close at 12:00pm)
  • Check-In: Follow signs to check-in
  • Drop-offs: Drop-off at the designated area
  • Lineup: Participants line up in designated staging area in order of arrival (late arrivals go to end of parade)
  • Non-Parade Vehicles: Park behind blue barn “Extra Parking” (only participating vehicles park in staging area)
  • Parade starts at 12:30pm

Ending – Beechwood Schools (54 Beechwood Road)
(DO NOT STOP AND DROP OFF PASSENGERS ON BEECHWOOD ROAD)
* Passenger Drop-Off
1. Beechwood Schools parking lot: Designated Drop-off Area OR
2. Kroger parking lot: Turn right into Beechwood parking lot, exit into Kroger parking lot
* Vehicles/Floats Only (not dropping off passengers)
1. Exit to Buttermilk Pike: Go straight to Buttermilk Pike OR
2. Exit to Dixie Highway: Turn right into Beechwood parking lot (mandatory for all passenger drop-offs), exit into Kroger parking lot. From Kroger there will be access to Dixie Highway

Rules:

  • Walkers: Age 12+ (Age 11 and younger must ride in vehicle/float)
  • Spotters needed for floats/large vehicles/trucks
  • Float/Vehicle Height Restriction: 13Ft
  • Candy permitted, but please throw beyond the curb and not in the street
  • No water balloons, squirting devices
  • No food deliveries (Wild Side Experience Food Truck & Kona Ice will both be available for purchase)
  • Please treat volunteers with respect

Other:

  • Portable toilets scattered throughout DCCH Center Fairgrounds
  • Bring drinking water
  • Play music
  • Wear sunscreen
  • HAVE FUN!!!

Parade is rain or shine

Volunteers Needed:

For our parade to be a success and run smoothly we need volunteers! Please contact City of Fort Mitchell Programs & Communications Coordinator Joe Christofield to learn how you can help the day of the parade at 859.331.1212 or at jchristofield@fortmitchell.com.

For more information, contact Joe Christofield at 859.331.1212 or at jchristofield@fortmitchell.com.

Parade Participants (thus far):

All Abilities Sports NKY

Coldwell Banker Realtors

Dreamy Whip

Fort Mitchell City Council

Fort Mitchell Fire Department

Fort Mitchell Mayor Jude Hehman

Fort Mitchell Police Department

Fort Mitchell Public Works Department

Our Wedding Cabinet

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Tall Tails Carriage Rides