The Children’s Parade for the Fishers Freedom Festival is a wonderful opportunity for children to dress up and decorate their bikes, tricycles, big wheels, wagons or strollers in a patriotic manner.  They may be rewarded for their artistic ability and creativity in celebration of our nation’s freedom.  This free event will be on Sunday, June 24th at Holland Park (One Park Drive).

The participant line-up and judging will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the parade promptly at 10:00 a.m.  No registration is required; just jump into the line-up.  The parade route will travel the entire length of Ellipse Parkway starting and concluding on the south side of the park.  Spectators are invited to watch all of the decorated bicycles at curbside to cheer on the kids.

The parade will be organized into three categories beginning with bicycles, next will be tricycles/Big Wheels and ending with strollers/wagons.  Rounding up the parade will be the official Aaron’s Royal Court float.  Motorized scooters/vehicles are not permitted in the parade.

Medals for first and second place will be awarded for the “best decorated” in each of the three parade categories.  The winners will receive their medals at the conclusion of the parade.  Every child will receive a goodie bag at the finish line for their participation in the parade.

Approximately 230 children participated in last year’s parade while hundreds of family and friends cheered them on.  Parents are welcome to participate with their child in the parade to promote fun for the entire family.

Children need to be dropped off at Sunblest Boulevard on the east side of Holland Park at Ellipse Parkway.  They must walk to the starting point at Holland Drive and Ellipse Parkway.  Please do not drop your children off at Ellipse Parkway and Holland Drive.   Children can be picked up on the grassy area just south of the intersection.  Please do not block the intersection with your vehicles for you and your child’s safety.