Any person, business or group can enter the parade. All registrations must be completed on the website at Mandan Parade Registration.
The cost, per entry, is $100. A late fee of $25 will be added to all entries received after June 1st - no exceptions will be made.
Registration fees should be sent to: Mandan Parade, 411 Main Street West, Mandan, ND 58554
All vehicles must be decorated. The theme for 2018 is "American Dreams." Decorations can either be relevant to the parade's theme, or to the Independence Day celebration.
Candy and promotional items can be distributed along the parade route by hand. DO NOT THROW ANY ITEM FROM A MOTORIZED VEHICLE! If you violate this policy, you will be removed from the parade and banned from future participation. Instead, have walkers hand items to the crowd. Distributing items along the route 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 approximately one week prior to the parade. Please print copies of your number and hand them out to anyone associated with your entry 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 2018 Mandan Independence Day Parade the best ever!