Light a Candle for Literacy Parade & Children's Book Festival - Artist/Performer Registration
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Time: Parade starts at 12 noon; Book Festival takes place from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Parade begins at Beauchamp Library and ends at Brighton Academy Middle School (formerly Danforth) for the book festival.

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2023 Light A Candle for Literacy Parade & Children's Book Festival. 

Our goal is to get city residents excited about reading and to provide information about many different opportunities to learn. By participating you will encourage others to think about how important literacy is for everyone at every stage of life. This is also a chance for you to promote your work. Everyone is encouraged to march in the literacy parade.  You are welcome to make and carry your own banner or sign, or join in the fun by dressing up as book characters.   
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Name of Performer or Performing Group *
Address *
Contact Person *
Phone *
Email *
Performance Type
Please describe your performance:
How many in your group?
Approximate length of performance?
Please specify sound or other needs related to your performance:
Would you like to march in the parade? *
Here's what you need to know about the event:

11:00 a.m. - Parade sign in will be outside of Beauchamp Library at 2111 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13205.  Book festival sign-in/set up will be at Brighton Academy Middle School.  
12:00 p.m. - Parade Route: The parade will leave Beauchamp Library promptly at 12:00 p.m. heading west on Colvin Street toward Midland Avenue. Left on Midland Avenue.  Right on West Lafayette Avenue (1 block past Brighton Avenue) where it ends at Brighton Academy Middle School parking lot (the address for Brighton Academy is 309 West Brighton Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13205.  The event takes place at the back entrance located on West Lafayette Avenue). Note: The parade does not return to Beauchamp Library.

1:00-4:00 p.m. - Children's Book Festival: After the parade, join the fun at Brighton Academy parking lot and auditorium.
There will be food, games, prizes, free books, and information about learning opportunities for children, youth and adults. There will also be a variety of special entertainment.
In case of rain: Parade may be cancelled. Festival events will still take place at Brighton Academy Middle School.

Thanks again for your interest in joining us for this special time of fun and learning. If you have any questions, please contact us at (315) 436-6562 or  Please visit for more information.
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