|Parade Date — Saturday, August 17, 2013
Parade application entry deadline — July 15, 2013
All entries received after this date will be charged a $20 late fee.
Cancellation deadline — July 31, 2013
Grand Parade Application Form
Acceptance of your entry is at the discretion of the Parade Committee. Application must include application fee. A confirmation letter will be mailed or emailed late July, early August. Parade application entry deadline is July 15, 2013.
Entries submitted after the deadline will be charge a late fee of $20. The number of parade entries is limited; entries will be taken until the parade is full, which may be before the entry deadline. Be sure to get your entry in early!
The maximum width of Main Street, from Rio Grande to Nevada, is 24 feet. To clear traffic lights, the maximum height of a float should be no higher than 12 feet.
It is important that maneuvers do not slow or impede the forward movement of the parade. Parade Marshals will be present along the parade route to assist in keeping a proper pace and spacing along the route. For maximum exposure, stay about 25 feet from the entry ahead of you. Any closer and the parade viewers may not see the front of your entry; any further and the Parade Marshals will ask you to close the gap.
The parade route is about one mile long (go to map). The Grand Parade begins at Littleton Boulevard and Gallup Street, heads west on the north side of Littleton Boulevard, and continues through downtown Littleton on Main Street. The judging stand is at the west end of Main Street. Entries will turn south in front of the judging stand onto Rapp Street, ending at Arapahoe Community College for dismantling.
Check-in and Position Numbers
Please have your group meet at a designated location and assign one person to check in. Check-in begins at 8am, and is located in the park on the northwest corner of Gallup Street and Parkhill Avenue (look for the pop-up tent). You will receive your entry number and place of staging at that time. You must be in line no later than 9:15am. We regret that we cannot give out position numbers prior to the parade. We wish that we could put everyone at the front of the parade, but we cannot, so we ask that you please be understanding of our efforts to mix entries and of your position. Thank you.
Unloading Parade Participants
All buses, cars, etc., unloading parade participants should unload on Datura Street, a block west of Gallup Street. Due to limited parking, it is preferable for groups to park in “Lot A” at Arapahoe Community College, S. Santa Fe Drive and Church Street (dismantling area) and carpool to the limited parking areas along Datura Street.
The dismantling of entries will be at the end of the route at Arapahoe Community College, 5800 S. Santa Fe Drive and Church Street. Please do not unload participants or start dismantling your entry prior to arriving at the college.
You may not throw, toss, or hand out anything from your entry on the parade route. Entries not adhering to this rule could be pulled from the parade. We are expecting 80,000+ spectators and want to make sure that we have a safe parade for everyone to enjoy.
Cancellations / No Shows
Cancellations must be made in writing prior to July 31, 2013 to receive a partial refund; $25 of the entry fee will be retained for administrative costs. Cancellations received July 31, 2013 or later, as well as “no shows” will result in no refund.
Fire and Safety Precautions
Mandated by Littleton Fire Rescue Fire Code, decorative material used on your entry shall be noncombustible or flame retardant. Motorized vehicles or towing vehicles must have a fire extinguisher (2-A: 10-B:C). NOTHING is to be thrown or handed out (i.e. candy, promotional items, etc.) from the entries to the spectators. This could result in expulsion from the parade.
Meet at Arapahoe Community College (ACC), 5800 S. Santa Fe Drive and Church Street (the parking lot east of the low north building on Church Street, approximately Church and Prince Streets). Water will be available for the horses. A police escort will lead the equestrian units from ACC to the check-in and staging area no later than 8:30am. If you are a smaller equestrian entry, or prefer to go directly to the staging area, please go directly to the parade route check-in at Gallup and Parkhill Avenue.
Acceptable entries include elected “seated” officials, local candidates, and political parties. Only ONE entry is allowed per political party. All participants must either be on a float entry or in a motorized or horse-drawn vehicle — NO WALKERS. The maximum number of participants per entry is 15. All banners, signs, etc., on the floats or vehicles must be in good taste and positive in nature. All banners, signs, etc., will be reviewed by parade officials and are subject to removal at the discretion of the parade officials. Any questions regarding the appropriateness of said banners, signs and materials used will be the final decision of the parade chair and committee.
It could be a warm day — please bring water and other fluids, sunscreen and protective eyewear for everyone in your unit. Be advised that Western Welcome Week has specific dates for events which are not canceled due to inclement weather, and no refunds are made. However, if weather creates a safety issue, Western Welcome Week reserves the right to terminate or postpone the event.
Reservation of Rights
Western Welcome Week, Inc., a nonprofit organization, reserves the right to refuse participation to any group, groups, individuals, an individual, association, business, or any other entity of any nature or type that WWW feels in its sole discretion would not further the goals of the organization, would not be appropriate considering circumstances, or might reflect negatively upon WWW, an individual or group.