Grand Parade

95th Grand Parade – Theme: Celebrate the Arts
Saturday, August 17, 2024
Start time 10am – parade typically lasts 90 minutes.

Parade participants: Parade Lineup information [PDF] • “Rules of the Road” [PDF]

The Parade application, categories, policies, map, and Rules of the Road are available on the Application Page.

The Grand Parade stages on Gallup Street between Littleton Boulevard and Caley Avenue. The street is closed to all traffic except vehicles participating in the parade starting at 6:30am on Festival Day. Absolutely no vehicles will be allowed to drive on Gallup Street after 6:30am except vehicles entered in the parade.

PARADE ENTRY DEADLINE – August 1, 2024 or until full – whichever is first
No new entries, nor changes, additions, or cancellations to submitted entries will be accepted after 5pm, August 5th – sorry no exceptions. Changes to an entry after it’s been submitted will incur an additional charge. Acceptance of each entry is at the discretion of the Parade Committee.

Parade Entries/Participants
Parking is very limited at the parade staging area but there is plenty of parking available at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive. Catch the Littleton Public Schools (LPS) Parade Shuttle Bus up to the parade staging area. See map below for shuttle route.

Parade participants must be dropped off on Datura Street at Shepperd Avenue, Library Lane, or Park Hill Avenue. Absolutely no vehicles will be allowed to drive on Gallup after 6:30am except vehicles in the parade.

Gallup Park school bus dropoffMarching Bands
Due to parade popularity, timing and staging limitations, the number of marching bands that can be accommodated in the parade is limited. Priority will be given to bands based on prior attendance and space availability. It is important to get your marching band parade application in as soon as possible. In order to create a parade lineup with variety and spacing so that similar entries, such as other marching bands, are not placed too close together, limiting the number of marching bands has become necessary.

Parade route, staging, shuttle, bus parking map.School Buses
Marching bands buses may drop off students on Datura Street at the Gallup Park parking lot, then continue to ACC Parking Lot C. Band members walk down Library Lane to Gallup Street and Parade Staging. After the parade, students meet their buses in ACC Lot C.

Print friendly map: Parade route, staging, equestrian, shuttle, bus parking [PDF]

Public Parking (see map below)
Free parking is available at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive for parade attendees.

Parade Route (see map below) The Grand Parade begins at Littleton Boulevard and Gallup Street, heads west on the north side of Littleton Boulevard, continues through downtown Littleton on Main Street, turns south at the end of Main Street onto Rapp Street, and ends at Arapahoe Community College at Rapp and Church Streets.

WWW Grand Parade Weather Policy
It could be a warm day; be sure to bring water or other hydrating fluids, sunscreen, and protective eye wear 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 because of weather. However, if weather creates a safety issue, Western Welcome Week reserves the right to postpone or end the event.

Parade staging, parade route, equestrian route, and bus drop-off and parking map
Click on the map icon Map key icon below to open the map legend.

Print friendly map: Parade route, staging, equestrian, shuttle, bus parking [PDF]

Parade Committee is comprised of these wonderful volunteers:

  • Co-Chairs — Mike Giesen and Cathy Weaver
  • Banners — Jamey Taylor and Nikki Taylor
  • Staging — OPEN
  • Co-Emcees — David Law and Lance Foreman
  • Setup, lineup sentry — Jake Weaver
  • Honorary parade lineup spotters – TBD
  • Judging and WWW Office Support — Cindy Hathaway, Executive Director