June 14 - July 4, 2021
Cedar Rapids

Parade Entry Form

Final Application deadline is June 21st at midnight

Rules and Guidelines for the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival Parade

  • The 2021 Parade returns to downtown Cedar Rapids and will be a traditional parade!!
  • All entries are subject to approval by a Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival Representative.
  • All entries must provide their own identification, signs, etc.
  • The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival will issue a parade number to be adequately identified by the judges and spectators.
  • By submitting this Entry Form, you agree to release the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival and our sponsors from liability for any injuries or damage that may occur (a) to any participant in your entry; and, (b) as a result of actions by any participant or component or portion of your entry.
  • All participants must obey Parade Marshals at all times.
  • Candy may be passed out to spectators, hand-to-hand ONLY. For safety reasons, throwing candy or other objects into the crowd is NOT PERMITTED.
  • No littering or discarding of decorations or other materials on public streets or private property, including dumpsters.
  • Due to the unique circumstances in 2021 and late notice of parade change, we will NOT be able to allow live animal entries in the parade.
  • Any violation of parade rules will result in immediate removal from the parade and any future participation.

All parade entries will be judged and awards will be handed out at 12:05PM at Green Square.

  • Judges’ Choice
  • Most Patriotic
  • Originality / Best Use of Theme (United We Stand)
  • Best Performance / Use of Music
  • The Leonard Pfeifer Award - Best Original Float

Register Now!
Final Application deadline is June 21st at midnight

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Notice: A late fee has been applied.

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