PARADE



2021 Parade Theme:   1980's

Parade Grand Marshal:  Retired Spring Grove Police Chief Tom Sanders

National Anthem Sung by:   Tamara Anderson

Portions of Main Street will be closed from 10am on Saturday 7/3 until 10pm on Sunday 7/4.  We apologize for the inconvenience, please plan accordingly.
Parade route to close at 11:30am    Parade begins at Noon
ENTRIES:

Entries are limited to (1) FREE entry

Parade Entrants:

You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of us receiving your parade entry.  Entrant deadline is MIDNIGHT, JULY 2nd. You will receive an email with parking, drop-off and lineup instructions July 3rd.

Entries should be submitted via the form below and MUST include:

  • Name or Business Name

  • Email Contact

  • Category (Float, Business, Decorated Vehicle, Costumes, Classic Cars)

  • Length* (VERY IMPORTANT to ensure you have enough room in the lineup)

    • *Length and size of entries are accepted at the discretion of the Spring Grove Police Department.  SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY!

  • Please let us know if you have live animals or loud music 

 
 
 
Lineup:

The parade will begin in the area of Winn Rd. and Highview St.  Your spot in the lineup will be determined by your parade entry category and length of entry. 

Please police your area during the parade line-up and put all trash including dropped candy into trash containers.

Parade line up will be from 10:30 - 11:30am.  MAIN ST WILL CLOSE FROM BLIVIN ST TO WINN RD AT 10 AM TO TRAFFIC

If you have minor children the organization they are involved with should set up a meeting space so children are not left unattended.

PARADE ENTRY DROP Off:  Enter the Midwest Keyless parking lot from the Winn Rd entrance.  Parking is allowed in the NORTH AREA of the lot only for a limited time, any vehicles left after the start of the parade will be towed at owners expense.  

​Parade Route:  North on Winn Rd., East on Main St., North on Blivin St., and into the Horse Fair Park.

At the end of the parade, entrants will enter Horse Fair Park, line up around the horse corral and remain until traffic allows everyone to leave.  

Road Closures

For safety purposes the 4th of July Committee along with the Spring Grove Police Department and Spring Grove Fire Department close some streets off to public parking for the entire day of the 4th.  This ensures that police and fire vehicles can access areas as quickly and efficiently as possible.

SUBDIVISIONS

The subdivisions of Pine Meadows, Oak Valley, Oak Valley Hills and Whitetail will be PERMIT PARKING ONLY the entire day of the 4th.  Permits can be obtained at the Spring Grove Police Department, (815) 675-2596, during normal business hours.

ROADS

Main St from Winn Rd. east to Lorraine St., Blivin St. from Hatchery Park north to Wilmot Farms, East Solon from Winn Rd. to Clark Rd. and North/East streets will be NO PARKING

All roads leading to the parade route will be closed at 11:30am until the parade ends by police order

Parking

PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT:

Horse Fair Park ~ $10 9am-9pm

Spring Grove Park ~ $10 6pm-9pm

Thelen Park Premier parking under the Fireworks ~ $10 Open all day

If you parked at either Horse Fair or Spring Grove park during the day on the 4th you may park at Thelen Park Premier Parking for the fireworks if you show your parking ticket for that day.

100% of the proceeds from the parking fund the Fireworks Display.

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