On Saturday, November 23, 2019 the City of Harrisburg will proudly present the annual Holiday Parade in
Downtown Harrisburg. The parade will feature musical acts, floats, parade balloons, food vendors, Awards Ceremony and more. This is a free event that draws over 10,000 attendees each year.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18. Acceptance will be awarded on a rolling basis as space permits, so we encourage you to apply early for best consideration.

10am - Parade forms on City Island
12pm - Parade begins
3pm - Awards Reception at Strawberry Square

The theme for this year’s parade is “Winter Wonderland.” All organizations are given the opportunity to enter the "Best in Theme" contest within this application (excludes band, dance, step & drill team units that participate in other contests). The winner will be chosen based on their presentation of the parade theme and will receive a trophy. NO SANTA'S WILL BE PERMITTED with parade entries as we will have one participating already.

- High School Marching Band
Free Entry | 1st place - $500 & trophy, 2nd place - $300 & trophy, 3rd place - $200 & trophy

- Dance, Step & Drill Team Units
Free Entry | 1st, 2nd & 3rd place trophies

- Business/Corporate Units
$150 Entry Fee

- Military Units
Free Entry

- Non-profit Units
Free Entry

- Specialty Units (ex. Color Guards, Non-School Bands, Vintage Automobile Club, etc)
Free Entry

There will be two designated areas for marching bands, dance, step and drill team units to perform at. The performances can not exceed one minute in duration to ensure there are no large gaps in the parade route. The designated areas are in front of the judges table beside the intersection of Market and Second Streets and at the intersection of State and Second Streets.

After submitting your online application and waiver, you must also submit the following to clranckcameron@harrisburgpa.gov as needed:
____ Completed W-9 form (prize categories only)
____ Proof of non-profit status (if applicable)
____ Entry fee payment (if applicable). Please make all checks payable to the Harrisburg Downtown Improvement
District and mail to 10 N 2nd St, Suite 405, Harrisburg, PA 17101 no later than Friday, October 18.
Organization Name *
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Primary Contact Person *
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Cell Phone *
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Email *
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Street Address *
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City *
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State *
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Zip Code *
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Category *
Name of organization as you want it to be announced *
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Description of organization as you want it to be announced (100 words or less) *
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List any individuals and their position titles that should be announced with your parade entry (include pronunciations) *
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This year's parade theme is "Winter Wonderland." All organizations are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to have a winter/holiday theme with their entry for the enjoyment of the crowd (ex. snowflakes on vehicle, wearing holiday colors and/or costumes, etc). Preference may be given to groups exemplifying the winter/holiday theme as space becomes more limited.

All organizations (excluding band, dance, step & drill team units) are given the opportunity to enter the "Best in Theme" contest within this application. The winner will be chosen based on their presentation of the parade theme and will receive a trophy.
Description of parade entry *
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How will your parade entry exemplify the parade theme or a winter/holiday theme? *
Your answer
Would you like to enter the "Best in Theme" prize contest? *
Parade Entry Dimensions - Length x Width x Height *
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Description of tow vehicle and/or disguise (if applicable) *
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Number of participants and the roles they will serve in the parade *
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Description of participant costuming *
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Will your group perform? If yes, your performance cannot exceed [1] minute in duration to ensure there are no gaps in the parade line. *
Will your group hand out candy or other items along the parade route? If yes, your group understands they must hand the items to people rather than tossing them into the crowd. *
Will you have music or any other sound/special effects accompanying your parade entry? *
If yes, what type of sound system and/or special effects will you be using?
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What method of transportation will your members utilize to and from the parade staging area? (bus, flatbed trailer, car, walking, etc) *
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Is there anything unique about your entry? If yes, please describe.
Your answer
Your organization, if selected, agrees to participate in the 2019 Holiday Parade, in Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

In consideration for being accepted as a participant, we irrevocably grant the City of Harrisburg the exclusive
right to use in any media our name, likeness, photos or reproduction of our performance for any purpose
including promotion, advertising or otherwise. With these rights, we hereby release the City of Harrisburg and
its officials, employees, sponsors, and its agents from any claim, liabilities and/or damages that may now or in the
future arise by reason of such use. Further, we acknowledge that we are aware of the risks associated with
participation in this Parade and, therefore, on our behalf and that of our heirs, do hereby release the City of
Harrisburg and its officials, employees, sponsors, and its agents for any and all claims, liabilities and/or damages
on account of any personal injury or property damage which may occur from any cause before, during or after
the Parade.

By electronically signing and submitting this Application Form and Wavier, you are acknowledging that you have read and fully understand all rules and regulations of the City of Harrisburg Holiday Parade.
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