Parade Participant Details

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Check-in, Staging & Route Details 

  • Main Street closes at 7am between Virginia and 143rd. No vehicles, including tractors or parade cars will be let through. Please take detour or come up north on 203 from roundabout. Parking is available on side streets. 
  • If you have a VEHICLE registered in the parade you must enter from the south on Highway  203 (south of grand parade lineup). THIS IS THE ONLY PARADE ENTRANCE. YOU  CANNOT ENTER FROM ANY OTHER WAY 
  • All other parade participants should either walk down, or get dropped off as there is NO  PARKING AVAILABLE IN TOWN. 
  • Check-in starts at 9:00 AM in the lot on Main Street between Redemption Church and Darcy’s  Dinky Donuts across from Valley Street. 
  • You will be provided a lineup number when you check-in. 
  • Numbered cones will mark parade entrant spots along 203. 
  • Please be in line and ready by 10:00AM. 

Kiddie Parade 

  • Check-in starts at 9:00 AM in the parking lot below the Thai Restaurant. 
  • Kiddie Parade participants must make sure you have WAIVERS filled out. There will be copies  of the waivers to fill out at kiddie parade registration, if needed. 
  • If you plan to be in the Kiddie Parade, please email the waivers for the Kiddie Parade or be sure  you bring a waiver to Parade Registration on Saturday morning! 
  • All Kiddie Parade participants should be assembled in the parking lot in front of Thai Duvall on  Valley Street by 10am. Please stay in parking lot and do not block Valley Street. Registration is in the parking lot of Duvall Thai Restaurant. 
  • Kiddie pick-up is in parking lot at 1st and Stella, across the street from Riverview School District  building. 
  • Please be checked in, waivers signed by 10:00AM. 

Lineup and Go Details 

  • Grand Parade Lineup is on 203 South of Valley Street 
  • Parade begins at 10:30am with Kiddie Parade first then Grand Parade immediately after Continue walking, dancing, moving after parade – right on Stewart St and right on 1st to Parade pickup area. This allows the parade to keep moving with no holdups. 
  • Parade is expected to end between 11:00am-11:30am. 

Parade Exit Planning Required 

  • Please let us know if you need special parade exit planning! 
  • Parade participants should continue walking, dancing, and moving by turning right on Stewart  Street, then turn right on 1st to the Parade pick up area. 
  • We need to know if you are a larger vehicle that can't make the right turn right up Stewart St. and  collaborate on a clear exit path so you don't block the flow of the end of the parade.

General Parade Etiquette 

While preparing to walk or perform in the parade, keep the following in mind: 

  1. Floats are encouraged, but might have size restrictions due to the width of the street. (See Parade  Banner information below) 
  2. NO CANDY THROWING, you may only hand candy or favors to parade watchers. 3. We encourage each parade entrant needs to appoint a "safety manager" to walk with the group and focus on keeping the crowd back and keep kids from running across the street. 
  3. All parade entries with animals are expected to clean up ALL animal droppings right away. A  designated "pooper scooper" or two may be needed. Please leave the street clean for the parade participants behind you and the Duvall Days visitors. 
  4. The order of parade participants is determined in advance. If you have special requests contact the parade leadership at least one week in advance! 

Parade Judging 

  • Parade entries will be judged by a panel of judges on the Main Stage (located at the corner of Main  Street and Stella Street). 
  • All parade entries will stop in front of the Main Stage and Judges. 
  • You must limit your routine so the parade doesn't get backed up. 
  • We will be judging on the following categories: 
    • Best Performance 
    • Best Band Entry 
    • Best Float Entry 
    • Best Walking Group 
    • Best Vehicle Entry 
    • Grand Marshall’s Choice 
  • Winners will be announced at the end of the parade at Main Stage and on Facebook.
  • Winners will also be called with the news to coordinate trophy pick-up. 

Parade banner and helpful street width information. 

  1. The narrowest area along Main Street is the North side of Stella & Main & it’s 16’ wide. 2. The median down Main Street is 7.5 feet wide. To be able to span the median a banner will have to be 10 or 12 feet long.  
  2. If you have a banner that is less than 10’ it will have to be on one side of the street or the other, once you hit the area of Main Street where the median resides. 
  3. For reference, the Duvall Rotary Club uses this size banner when marching on either side of the median = 12' long and 2' wide for the Grand Parade banner.