JOIN THE GURNEE DAYS PARADE

The Gurnee Days Parade, The Great Outdoors, will be held Sunday, August 8, at 12:00pm. 

Applications for the 2021 parade are no longer being accepted

GURNEE DAYS PARADE ENTRY INFORMATION

Theme - The Great Outdoors 
Use your creativity to come up with a float entry that celebrates the theme!

Route
The parade route begins at N. Greenleaf Street, continues west on Old Grand Avenue, and ends at Emerald Avenue. Should you apply to join the parade, a parade lineup and other instructions regarding staging, drop off areas, and pick-up areas will be provided in late July.

Applications for the 2021 parade are no longer being accepted
Parade spots may be filled prior to deadline. Any applications received after July 16 will be charged a $50 late fee. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2021. Gurnee organizations/ businesses will be reviewed and accepted first.  After July 16, if additional openings are still available, non-resident units will be reviewed and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Accepted Entry Types

  • Floats
  • Vehicles (cars, trucks, buses, bikes)
  • Marching Groups (bands, choirs, cheerleading, veterans groups)
  • Walking Units (school groups, clubs, political groups, etc.)

ALL units are restricted to one vehicle or one vehicle with a trailer.  Any exceptions must be requested as part of the application and are subject to approval by Gurnee Park District.

Entry Fees

  • $25 – Village of Gurnee Resident (business)/D121: Follows Event Theme
  • $50 – Village of Gurnee Resident (business)/D121: No Theme
  • $50 – Non-Village of Gurnee Resident (business)/Non-D121: Follows Event Theme
  • $100- Non-Village of Gurnee Resident (business)/Non-D121: No Theme

Parade Acceptance
Upon approval of your application, the Gurnee Park District will contact you with a confirmation e-mail and payment details.  Please note: parade applications will be reviewed once a week, beginning the week of June 1st.  You will be notified accordingly.

Parade Contact
Please contact Christopher Marzano at Gurnee Park District at 847-599-3752 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GURNEE DAYS PARADE VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

To volunteer for the Gurnee Days Parade, The Great Outdoors, contact Chris Marzano This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 847-599-3752.