Grand Parade

Fiesta Days

parade

Location: Center Street, Main Street
Date: Wednesday, July 24 - 9:00 a.m.

The Fiesta Days Grand Parade is the largest 24th of July parade in Utah County! We welcome Marching Bands, Floats, Businesses, Queen Royalties, Community Groups, etc. to apply to be in our parade. The Fiesta Days Grand Parade is a family tradition, a long-time favorite among residents, and this year's line-up will not disappoint!

Grand Marshal
Our 2019 Fiesta Days Grand Marshals will be Richard & Annalee Johnson, longtime, service-oriented residents who love Spanish Fork and have done much through the years to give back to our community. 

Pioneer Spirit Award
Our 2019 Fiesta Days Pioneer Spirit Award recipient will be Colonel Gail Seymour "Hal" Halvorsen. Halvorsen, also known as the “Candy Bomber” has been working on raising funds to build the Gail S. Halvorson Aviation Education Center by the Spanish Fork Airport. 

Parade Entrant Application
If you are interested in participating in the Fiesta Days Grand Parade, please submit a Parade Application. The Parade is limited to approximately 100 entries and the entry deadline is May 31, 2019. Parade Entry Fees are as follows: Commercial $125; Political $100; Non-Commercial/ Other $0. Upon acceptance, the payment is due on or before June 14, 2019. Payments and late applications received after the due date will be charged a $50 late fee.

Distribution Policy
Parade Entries will be allowed to distribute literature, candy or other promotional items during the Grand Parade. These items must be handed to spectators behind the fog line (at the side of the road) by out walkers. No items may be thrown from a float, vehicle or out walkers.

Spectator Safety
Spectators should stay behind the fog line (white line) at all times. Parents please help us keep your children off any portion of the street assigned to the parade route. We want our Grand Parade to be FUN, but more importantly SAFE! There will be zero tolerance for any projectile (candy, objects, water, etc.) thrown. Any water shooting devices (blasters, cannons, squirt guns, water balloons, etc.) are prohibited. Any entry violating this policy is subject to immediately being pulled from the parade.

Parade Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed in many areas throughout the parade. We are in need of block monitors to help keep the area safe by reminding parents to keep their children behind the white fog. Volunteers are also needed to help in the staging area, carry banners in the parade, and follow horses in the parade to clean up after them. All volunteers will be provided with a Fiesta Days shirt! If you are interested, please fill out a volunteer form.

If you have any additional questions, please contact:
Steve & Lorraine Tanner, Parade Chairmen grandparade@spanishfork.org or
Emily Gillingwater, Spanish Fork City Special Events, egillingwater@spanishfork.org 801-804-4607