Founder's Day Parade

Founders Day Parade 2022

SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 BLASTING OFF AT 2PM

Celebrate Founder's Day at the annual Founder's Day Parade!

Come out for an afternoon of music, floats, and fun!

Parade launches from the Recreation Center (900 W Romeo Rd). 

This year's parade theme is "Out of this World"

Prizes will be awarded for multiple categories.  

WANT TO BE A PART OF ALL THIS ACTION?  FILL OUT A PARADE ENTRY FORM!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FOUNDER'S DAY PARADE ENTRY FORM

All entry forms must be submitted no later than Sunday, August 28, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

Parade Route and more details coming soon!

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FOUNDER'S DAY PARADE RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. Parade line-up will begin NO EARLIER THAN 1:00pm (some entries may begin at 1:30pm). More information will be in the confirmation packet. The parade will start promptly at 2:00pm. 

  2. Units will disband at the end of the parade route. Participants are encouraged to be picked up immediately after the parade. More information regarding the end of parade will be sent out closer to the parade date. 

  3. Awards will be given for the following categories: Best Theme, Best Overall Band, Judge’s Choice and Mayor’s Choice. Awards will be announced at the Village Board Meeting in October. Paid entries are not eligible for awards. 

  4. While in the parade, please keep a distance of 10 feet from the unit in front of you at all times (please keep pace). Please use discretion when sounding sirens, loud horns, etc. 

  5. Candy and trinkets may be handed out to spectators by walkers accompanying your entry. Throwing candy and trinkets from vehicles along the parade route is not permitted. Spectators are not allowed to approach the vehicle. For the public’s safety we must enforce this rule. Violators will be asked to leave the parade and will not be eligible for judging. 

  6. All participants in the parade that require an appearance fee must have prior approval from the Romeoville Recreation Department and are not eligible for judging. 

  7. Alcoholic beverages will not be permitted during line up or during the parade. If alcohol is found you will be ejected from the parade, and if any appearance fee is required it will be forfeited. 

  8. Candidates running for office cannot use the words “Vote For” or any variation thereof on their float, vehicle, signs, etc. All candidates must accompany their respective entry. 

  9. No political, controversial statements, slogans, or jargon are allowed. The Romeoville Recreation Department will be the final judge and reserve the right to request removal of any such statements, slogans, or jargon. 

  10. All parade participants must remain with one entry. Participants may not move to another entry once the parade has started. 

  11. PLEASE NOTE: There will be a judges stand but parade entries will NOT stop to perform. Judging will be done as entries walk by.