Parade Entry Form
Monday July 4, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Theme: "Stronger Together"
Entry Deadline: Monday, June 27, 2022 (Double fee for late entry)
PDF forms for mail-in entries available at: https://bit.ly/4thofJulyParadeEntries
Apply, sign, and pay online or mail your Application, signed Waiver, and Entry Fee check to the South County Fourth of July Committee at the address below.
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Parade Entry Application Instructions
1. Each organization participating in the Parade must submit a separate Parade Entry Application; one (1) organization or group per Application. If you wish to participate as a ‘group’ or ‘coalition’ each Organization must complete an Application and may request to be staged together in the Parade lineup. Reasonable requests to participate in the Parade together as a group will be accommodated. (e.g. The Montgomery County Independent Party joined by The Woodlands Independent Voters, The Texas Coalition of Independents, and The Young Independents – must each submit an Entry Application but will be grouped together upon request.)

2. Parade Entry Applications are limited to five (5) vehicles and twenty-five (25) walkers per Application. If your Organization’s Entry exceeds this limit, you must complete an additional Application(s) describing the additional Participants and Vehicles and submit an additional Entry Fee(s). Entries from the same Organization will be placed together in the Parade lineup unless otherwise requested.

3. Parade Entry Applications must provide exact descriptions of Participants and Vehicles. Applicants must update their Entry Application in the event there are changes to any of the information provided. There is no additional fee for updating your application. If the information provided in your Application does not match the Entry presented at Parade Check-in, you will not be permitted to enter the Parade. Under “Other Transport” please include horses, bicycles, wheelchairs, scooters, wagons, skateboards, rollerbladers, and similar participants.

4. Parade Announcer descriptions are strictly limited to 50 words. Entry descriptions which exceed the limit may be rejected, returned for modification, or modified by the Committee at it’s sole discretion.

5. Parade Entries must bring their “Approved” Parade Entry Application Packet to Check In on the morning of the Parade in order to be admitted.
Parade Entry Check-in, Staging, and Awards
Entries must Check-in with the Parade Committee on the morning of the Parade as follows.
1. Parade Entries must arrive between 7:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. on the day of the Parade at The Woodlands United Methodist Church parking lot, located at Grogan’s Mill Road and Lake Woodlands Drive. See map at 4thOfJulyParade.org. Large vehicles must be in place by 8:00 a.m. Any participants not in place by 8:30 a.m. will not be permitted to enter the Parade. (Please bring water for your group! Portable toilets are available in the staging lot.)
2. Each Entry must present a complete Parade Entry packet at Check-in before being admitted to the Parade, including an approved Application, Entry Fee receipt, and fully executed Waiver.
3. All vehicles and participants must match the description provided on Entry Application and will be subject to inspection prior to admission to ensure compliance with Parade Entry Rules.
4. Entries may be photographed or recorded by Parade Staff at Check-in and upon return to the staging lot. Entries may submit photos and/or videos of their completed entries prior to the Parade for pre-approval and expedited Check-in.
5. Entries without an approved Application, signed waiver, and entry fee receipt , or who do not comply with the Rules or do not match the Parade Entry description provided will NOT be permitted to enter the Parade.
6. Parade Staff is not permitted to make any exceptions on the day of the Parade. Entry Fees will not be refunded to an Entry who is denied admission for failing to comply with these requirements.
7. If there are questions or concerns regarding an Entry’s Application or compliance with the Rules, Parade Staff may contact the Contact provided on the Entry Application, if that party is not present at Check-in. Please ensure the Responsible Party Contact Information is updated and accurate.
PARADE ENTRY AWARDS (Certificates Awarded for Each)
Parade Judges stationed at the Market Street Balcony will judge Entries while on the parade route and select Parade Entry Award winners for the following categories.
1)   Most Beautiful
2)   Most Patriotic
3)   Best Use of Theme
4)   Best Musical Entry
5)   Best Community Entry
6)   Best Professional / Commercial entry
7)   The Best Military Entry
8)   Best Youth Entry
9)   President's Award
10) Facebook Fan Favorite
11) Go Live Award (Best Live Video)
12) Most Enthusiastic
Please join us at Market Street for the Awards Presentation, immediately following the Parade.
Winners will be announced by text message to the Mobile Phone listed on your Application.
PARADE ENTRY RULES
You must provide or communicate these Rules to everyone in your Entry. One (1) copy of these Rules is attached to each Entry Application. Any violation will result in immediate removal from the Parade area. The Entry or participant(s) together with any organization, group, or person associated with the responsible party will not be permitted to enter future Parades.
1. Parade Entries must exhibit decorum and behavior appropriate for a family-oriented event. This applies at all times; at Check-in, in the staging lot, during the parade, and online.
2. No Profanity or Offensive Speech. Parade Entries may not display or broadcast messages which are profane or otherwise offensive. This includes music with profanity and profane gestures. Your audience includes families with young children.
3. No Hate Speech. Hate speech is not permitted, including any form of expression which is disrespectful or hateful towards another person or group.
4. Do not add or modify signage after Check-in and inspection. Changing your entry to display messages which have not been inspected for Rules compliance while in the staging area and along the parade route, is cause for immediate removal.
5. The Applicant Organization and Responsible Party Contact are responsible for the behavior of all participants in your Entry and any group or individuals entering the parade route with your entry. You are not permitted to allow any unregistered participants to join your entry or group.
6. Firearms, knives, and weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited.
7. Fireworks and explosives of any kind are strictly prohibited.
8. Maintain a distance of twenty (20) to thirty (30) feet from the Entry in front of you along the route. Do NOT stop during the Parade, except to keep your spacing or during an emergency.
9. Do not hang off the side of a moving vehicle. Use caution in the staging lot and along the route, especially when you are on or around a moving float. PLEASE WATCH ALL CHILDREN IN YOUR GROUP CAREFULLY AND KEEP THEM SAFE!
10. Do not throw or shoot items including candy, water, balls, or paper products from your float into the crowd. Participants may safely and responsibly distribute items only if they have been pre-approved as described on your Entry Application. You must not encourage or take action that results in spectators entering the parade route.
11. Shooting water at parade viewers is strictly prohibited.
12. Follow any safety protocols recommended by the CDC and communicated by the South County Fourth of July Committee. Please be considerate of those who are immuno-compromised or are at high risk of sickness or infection.

Entry Type *
For easy payment, a link will be available on the confirmation screen after you submit you application.
Payment Option *
If you select Online you'll find a payment link on the confirmation screen after you complete the Form. If your Sponsorship includes a complimentary parade entry, you can indicate below. See the Sponsor Form at https://bit.ly/4thofJulyParadeSponsorForm
Organization Name *
One (1) organization per Application. If you wish to participate as a ‘group’ each organization must submit a separate Application and may request to be staged together in the Parade lineup. See Instruction #1 above for more details.
Address *
City, State, Zipcode *
Responsible Party/Contact Name *
If there are questions or concerns regarding an Entry’s Application or compliance with the Rules, Parade Staff may contact the Responsible Party provided. Please ensure the Responsible Party Contact Information is updated and accurate.
Mobile Phone *
Please join us at Market Street for the Awards Presentation, immediately following the Parade. Winners will be announced by text message to the Mobile Phone provided.
Other Phone
Email *
Number of Cars *
Parade Entry Applications are limited to five (5) vehicles and twenty-five (25) walkers per Application. If you exceed this limit, you must complete additional Application(s) with additional Entry Fee(s). Entries from the same Organization will be placed together in the Parade lineup.
Size and Description of Each Car
All vehicles and participants must match the description provided on Entry Application and will be subject to inspection prior to admission to ensure compliance with Parade Entry Rules.
Number of SUVs/Trucks
Size and Description of Each SUV/Truck
Number of Trailers
Size and Description of Each Trailer
Number of Other Vehicles
Size and Descript of Other Vehicles
Number of Other Transport
Please include horses, bicycles, wheelchairs, scooters, wagons, skateboards, rollerbladers, and similar participants.
Size and Descript of Other Transport
Number of Walkers *
Parade Entry Applications are limited to five (5) vehicles and twenty-five (25) walkers per Application. If you exceed this limit, you must complete additional Application(s) with additional Entry Fee(s). Entries from the same Organization will be placed together in the Parade lineup.
Will You Play Music *
Will You Distribute Items *
Description of Items Being Distributed
Brief Description of Entry (for Parade Announcer, limit 50 words)
Parade Announcer descriptions are strictly limited to 50 words. Entry descriptions which exceed the limit may be rejected, returned for modification, or modified by the Committee at it’s sole discretion.
South County Fourth of July Committee, Inc.
Address: 330 Rayford Road, Suite 203, Spring, TX 77386
Email: admin@4thofJulyParade.org
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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