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4th of July Parade

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 at 11:00am

Alpena County Fairgrounds
625 S. 11th
Alpena, MI 49707

We are now accepting registration forms for the Performance Locker’s 4th of July Parade sponsored by Lafarge. This year’s theme, “Lumber Era Alpena” think local history specific to our lumber boomtown days! This should be the dominating factor in preparing your entry and from there let your imagination take over. . As always, traditional patriotic floats are also appreciated. Entries will be judged on theme, creativity and appearance. Appropriate music is highly encouraged.

The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday July 4, 2019 at the Alpena County Fairgrounds and ending in large parking lot on the right before the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Entry fee for the parade is $30 for commercial entries; the registration fee will be waived for non-profit organizations and approved individual/family entries.

CLICK HERE to view and download the registration forms. They are also available at the Performance Locker at 1302 S. State Avenue. Forms must be turned in by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28th, 2019. Late registrations will not be accepted.

We would also like to invite all Active Military, Veterans, and their Family Members to walk in the parade. If you are interested please show up at the Fairgrounds at 10am on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Winners will be announced on Facebook after the parade and in the press on Monday, July 8, 2019. Prizes will be given for first & second place in commercial and non-commercial categories and best interpretation of theme. For questions contact Performance Locker at 989-884-1702.

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