Parade Registration Information
Welcome to parade registration. We are pleased you have chosen to be a part of this great parade, and we look forward to having your entry in the line-up. This year we are also excited to announce that prizes for Best Entry in the parade of $750 for first and $250 for second place. The cash prizes were donated by Nicolo Manlapaz, CFP, MBA, Ameriprise.….Don’t forget Red, White and Bloom is the theme this year!!!
Before proceeding with registration of your entry, please review all the information on this page and share it with everyone in your group that needs to know. It contains important information.
For this year’s parade we are asking all entries’ decorations to reflect the theme of this year’s Fourth of July Celebration, which is Red, White and Bloom. This can be accomplished in numerous ways and we will leave it up to each entrant to decide how best to accomplish our goal of incorporating this year’s theme into the parade. If you are not sure what kind of parade entry you want to have, or if you are looking for some ideas, just click on the photo galleries to see some examples from previous parades. You can have a vehicle entry or a walking entry (or combination), your choice. Music accompaniment to your entry is also a plus and is encouraged (we define just about any form of noise as ‘music’). And remember, this year we have been lucky enough to have our very own Nicolo Manlapaz of Lapaz Wealth Management Group, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, donate a $1,000 prize to the entry that best reflects this year’s theme. So start decorating!!!
Our parade begins promptly at 9:30 in the morning from the corner of Gregory Lane and Woodsworth Lane, and will proceed in the eastbound direction down Gregory Lane to Contra Costa Blvd. To achieve this timely step-off, we line up all the entries into the proper order in the assembly area prior to the parade start. This ensures a smooth and prompt start-up.
The parade assembly area will be on Woodsworth Lane and all entries must enter the assembly area from Contra Costa Blvd. In order to enter the assembly area, you will need travel in the southbound direction down Contra Costa Blvd. and turn right onto Woodsworth Lane. Please note that the entrance to the assembly area on Woodsworth Lane has been changed this year due to the change in the parade route Click HERE for a map of the assembly area and this year’s parade route.
Starting at 7:30 a.m. portions of Gregory Lane, Woodsworth Lane, Crescent Drive, Crescent Plaza and Boyd will be closed. Therefore, please view the MAP to find the route that works best for you (as well as any other vehicles that will be joining you). Remember, the only approach to the assembly area is from SOUTHBOUND CONTRA COSTA BLVD.
Performance routines are welcomed all along the route, but must keep moving in a Forward Direction, keeping an even space between units. As your unit passes each of the 3 announcer stands along the route, our announcers will read the script that you have provided.
Near the end, a parade official will collect your number placard. When you reach the end at Boyd and Cleaveland, please proceed to the parking lot at Sequoia Middle School or Sequoia Elementary located on the north side of Boyd, where all entries will be able to disassemble and all riders can get off and walk on the sidewalk to the rest of the Fourth of July festivities. This will help us to avoid any backups or traffic jams at the end of the parade and help to ensure the safety of all participants. If you are returning to the park, be extra careful as this area is open to general traffic. Police and/or volunteers will be present to assist in this area.
If you are leaving the area entirely, you may proceed westbound on Boyd (past Sequoia) or turn southbound onto Cleaveland.
Thank you for participating in this year’s parade. Have a wonderful and safe fourth.
Participants acknowledge and agree that photos or video taken during the parade sponsored by and/or included in the Pleasant Hill Fourth of July celebration may be used without further consent or compensation by the Pleasant Hill Fourth of July Commission for promotional purposes. This includes, but is not limited to websites, Facebook, social networks, articles, and any other promotional or news materials regardless of format.
Now that we have reviewed the basic parade information lets proceed with registration of your entry.