Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM CDT
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Springfield, IL

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Springfield Saint Patrick's Day Marching Band Parade Committee

Saint Patrick's Day Parade Entry Application

Please complete this entry application to become part of the 2018 Springfield, Illinois Saint Patrick's Day Parade. All applications must be complete by February 28, 2018. No exceptions.

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  • 1. All participants must enter the Staging Area through their pre-assigned entrance. Check in as directed. All participants must know your group unit number, staging location, and follow the directions and instructions given by the Parade Marshals at all times. Do not park cars or other vehicles that are not part of your unit(s) in the staging area or the upper lot of Horace Mann. Vehicles not entered in the parade and parked in the staging area may be towed at owner’s expense.

  • 3. Drinking of alcohol by parade entrants is not permitted anywhere along the parade route or in the staging area.

  • 2. Parade units are not allowed to stop and perform anywhere along the parade route if such performance in any way disrupts the flow of the parade. Parade units may perform for no more than 45 seconds in front of the judges/reviewing stand. All units must be sure they are keeping pace with the unit ahead of them and there are not unreasonable gaps which interrupt the flow of the parade. Marshals’ instructions to resume movement must be promptly followed. Drivers of motor vehicles must remain with the vehicle at all times. Parade units must continue moving until you have exited the parade route. No stopping or unloading will be allowed prior to that, since this will cause congestion and delays in the parade. Children under the age of 5 may ride, but are not allowed to march in the parade.

  • 4. No candy or other objects shall be thrown from a parade unit. Items MUST be handed to children and other parade spectators by persons walking at the sides of the parade unit. Any violators may be removed from the parade.

  • 5. Participants shall clean up any materials or debris left in the staging area by your unit(s). This applies particularly (but not exclusively) to units with animals. Participants violating this rule are subject to a $250 fine.

  • 6: In consideration of acceptance of this entry, the entrant and its participants agree to permit the Committee to use their names and/or photographs, films or tapes of the units for publicity, advertising and commercial promotion, before, during and after the event, and gives permission to publish or sell or otherwise dispose of said photographs, films or tapes.

  • 7: The Committee reserves the right to make any and all decisions regarding Parade participation of any applicants. Entry confirmation will be made by return mail and/or email. All registration materials and entrant identification will be issued by the Committee. Parade units violating any of these rules may, at the discretion of the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee (Committee) be disqualified from awards and denied entry in future parades.

  • 8: In consideration of the acceptance of the right to participate in the Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Marching Band Parade (“Parade”), by execution of this entry form, I, my organization, and any related entrants, participants, members, or guests thereof (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Entrant”), hereby release and discharge the Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee (“Committee”), its officers, directors, employees, representatives and anyone else connected with the Parade from any and all known or unknown damages, injuries, losses, judgments and or claims from any cause whatsoever that may be suffered by any Entrant to his/her person or property. Further, each Entrant expressly agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Committee, its directors, employees, representatives, and anyone else connected with the Parade, from any and all liability, including attorneys’ fees and costs, occasioned or resulting from the actions or conduct of the entrant.

  • 9: Each parade entrant will certify that all authorized vehicles are covered by liability insurance as provided by Illinois law. Drivers must have a valid drivers license and all required vehicle registrations must be up to date and valid. You may be asked certify that such insurance, licensing and/or registrations will be in effect on parade day.

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    By submitting this application, you agree that you have submitted accurate information and that you will adhere to all parade requirements listed above.

Additional Vehicles

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Additional 2 or 4 Wheeled Vehicle

All entries include 2 vehicles or 1 vehicle plus trailer and up to 50 marchers. Please indicate if you would like to include an additional 2 or 4 wheeled vehicle.

20 $50.00 each

Additional Vehicle with Trailer

All entries include 2 vehicles or 1 vehicle plus trailer and up to 50 marchers. Please indicate if you would like to include an additional vehicle with trailer.

1 $100.00 each


Payment Method

  • Please make check payable to:
    Springfield St. Patrick's Day Marching Band Parade
    PO Box 9068
    Springfield, IL 62791-9068

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