Anyone person, business or group can enter the parade. All registrations must be filled out on the website at Mandan Parade Registration.
The cost is $35 per entry (a late fee of $25 for all entries received after June 1st, no exceptions). Send your registration fee to Mandan Parade, 411 Main Street West, Mandan, ND 58554.
We expect all participants to decorate their vehicles. The theme for 2017 is "Celebration of Service". You can either decorate for the theme or decorate for Independence Day
You are allowed to hand out candy, promotional items etc. YOU CANNOT THROW ANYTHING FROM A MOTORIZED VEHICLE! Have walkers hand items to the crowd. This is our number one safety concern as children run into the street chasing candy. Most parades across the country have banned this practice and we do not want to follow this trend. Please obey this rule and help keep our children safe.
Be prepared for the weather. Generally it is warm so be prepared by having beverages with you along the route. If you are walking, the unit ahead or behind you may be able to carry your items. Also, wear good, comfortable walking shoes.
Be patient during staging. Yes, it will look like CHAOS as we are staging over 5,000 people and their floats, cars, trucks etc. but it does all come together and starts ON TIME. We are all here to have fun. If you feel you need a little extra time to get ready, report to the staging area early.
All numbers, staging areas, etc. will be available on this website one week prior to the parade. Please print these numbers and hand them out to anyone who will be in the staging area. This includes anyone who may just be dropping off parade participants. This will make traffic move substantially faster. Also, all other correspondence will be sent to the email address you provide. Nothing will be sent via Postal Service.
Let's make the 2017 Mandan Independence Day Parade the best ever!