We are entry #65 in line for the parade. I guess one way to find us is to look for our newly wrapped Bulldog Van. I’m sure they will have number positions out in the street as well. The Parade kicks off at 1pm so please be in line with us by 12:30pm.
Entry to the staging area is at Van Buren Street and Des Plaines Avenue (entrance to Van Buren is just north of I-290 on Des Plaines and is the ONLY entry point to the staging area).
Parade route: Parade steps off on to Madison Street from Van Buren and heads east on Madison to Elgin. A bus will be available on Elgin (by the Starbucks) to transport anyone who needs a ride back to the staging area. You may have to wait as the bus makes continual trips and there is only one bus.
There will be parking at the staging area for parade participant’s cars that are NOT part of the parade.
Parade position is strictly determined by the parade committee and is arranged specifically to create an exciting, well-balance parade.
IMPORTANT: Please remember that it is against the law to throw ANYTHING from floats or vehicles. You may walk along side your entry and pass things out to the crowd. This law will be enforced by local police and will result in your removal from the parade as well as ban any further participation in future parades. We want to keep everyone safe!!!!