It’s time again to get ready to have some fun participating in the Ottawa Riverfest Parade!
This year’s parade is Sunday, August 4. As in past years line up will begin at 11:30am. Please make sure one person in your group stops at the registration table located at the end of West Madison on Boyce Memorial Dr (the entrance to Silica Sand) to get your entry number. The parade will begin promptly at 1:00pm.
Just a reminder on a few things that are frowned upon during the lineup and the parade route. Groups are asked to refrain from throwing anything from floats or vehicles. We encourage you to walk along the parade route to hand out items. Unfortunately, not everyone likes to be surprised by water guns or balloons so please leave those at home. If you must have your pet in the parade have them on a lease for their safety. And last, no alcohol is allowed during the lineup or parade route. This is not only for your safety but the safety of those enjoying the parade.
There is a $75 entry fee for all businesses and political entries. All nonprofit organizations will have that fee waived with proper paperwork submitted with the entry. All entries are required to have at least $300,000 in liability insurance. Make sure you have a copy of the Certificate of Liability attached to your entry form when submitting. Entry forms, with all the paperwork, are due back to City Hall by 4:30pm on Friday, July 26th.
The Parade Committee looks forward to seeing all our past participants. If you know of any business or group that may want to add to the fun have them contact Alaina Rivers, Parade Coordinator, at 815-433-0161 ext123 or Heidy Eisert, Riverfest Coordinator, at 815-433-0161 ext131.
Ottawa Riverfest Parade Committee
Alaina Rivers, Parade Coordinator
City of Ottawa