Parade Registration

Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Step Off: 1:30 p.m.
Host City: Niles, Michigan

In order for our announcers to have COMPLETE information on your entry, we request that the following questionnaire be filled out COMPLETELY before your application is returned. Please note: It is required that you send your own typed announcements and script material. We reserve the right to edit. Thank you for your cooperation. (Your mailing address is for our records only. It will not be announced.)


Apple Festival in Lights”

(Old Hollywood Style)

As with many parades, an early set-up and judging time is necessary to give time for the tally, as well as the passing out of trophies and banners. Set-up and check in will begin at 8:00 AM and judging will begin at 10:00 AM sharp! You must be in line and set-up by 10:00 a.m. in order to be judged. Bands and marching units will be judged as they are passing the reviewing stand and need to be in line by 12:00 p.m.

A few rules governing parade entries are necessary to make our parade the quality parade it is noted for. Units must be in good taste for family viewing.

  • To keep the parade moving smoothly WITHOUT GAPS, units MUST NOT STOP to perform in front of the reviewing stand or any other place along the parade route.
  • Objects may NOT be thrown from any unit; however, things may be passed out along the way. You must provide two walkers if you are an award winner.
  • Fire trucks, please NO SIRENS during the parade as it frightens the little ones and distracts the bands.
  • Equestrian/Animal units are REQUIRED to provide “follow-up” personnel

The enclosed application must be submitted by September 8, 2023, to guarantee a spot in the parade. Applications received after September 8, 2023, are not guaranteed a spot in the parade; however, every effort will be made to fit your entry in at the end of the parade.