The Children’s Parade for the Fishers Freedom Festival is a wonderful opportunity for children to be in a parade for free!  Show2012 Wagon Winner - Covey - C up with your patriotically-decorated bike, tricycle, Big Wheels, wagon or stroller.  Come to Holland Park (One Park Drive) on Sunday, June 30th.  You may be rewarded for your artistic ability and creativity with your decorations in celebration of our nation’s freedom.

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 items of any sort are not permitted in the parade.

1 cp_bikeMedals 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 300 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.Childrens Parade Map