APPLY TO BE A GURNEE DAYS SUPPORTER

Gurnee Days appreciates the generous support of our sponsors!

Apply to be a Gurnee Days sponsor

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Gurnee Days Partnership Opportunities

GOLD SPONSORS - $5,000

  • Partner Exclusivity

    Gold sponsors will have all silver support in addition to exclusivity. Direct competitors will only be able to support at the bronze level. 

SILVER SPONSORS - $3,000

  • All Silver Opportunities

    Silver sponsors recieve all gold sponsor support, excluding exclusivity. Only gold sponsors are able to secure direct competitor exclusivity. 

BRONZE SPONSORS - $2,500

  • Banner Placement

    Select to have your banner placed in the Kids Zone, at Car Show entrance or on/near the Band Shell. 

COMMUNITY SPONSORS - $300

  • Support Gurnee Days

    This year, Gurnee Days will not be hosting exhibitor booths.  This level is a great opportunity to support and remain involved in Gurnee Days. 

APPLY TO BE A GURNEE DAYS SUPPORTER

Gurnee Days appreciates the generous support of our sponsors!

Apply to be a Gurnee Days sponsor by submitting the form below.  Gurnee Park District's Sponsorship Specialist will reach out within 24 - 48 hours. Please note that submission of this form does not confirm your partnership with Gurnee Days. 

GURNEE DAYS SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION

JOIN THE GURNEE DAYS PARADE

Gurnee Days Parade The Great Outdoors, will be held Sunday, August 8 at 12:00pm. 

GURNEE DAYS PARADE APPLICATION

Gurnee Days Parade Application

Deadline for entries is July 16th 2021 or until full

 

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Gurnee Days Parade - Event Release of Liability and Waiver and of Claims

  1. Authority:  I and/or Sponsor hereinafter referred to as “Parade Participant” represent to the Gurnee Park District that I am fully authorized for and bind the undersigned entrant regarding our entry in the Gurnee Days Parade. On behalf of the entrant, I agree that our Entry and all persons associated with it shall comply with all rules prescribed by the Gurnee Park District as deemed necessary for the efficient and safe conduct of the parade and all related activities.  I agree to conduct our Entry and myself in a proper, appropriate manner during the event and related activities and not to engage in any activity that is dangerous or likely to cause harm, injury or damage to the person or property of others. This includes but is not limited to abiding by all local and state ordinances.
  2. Indemnification: as a condition of being a participant of the parade, I agree on behalf of all participants in the Entry, to assume full responsibility for my conduct and the conduct and activities of our Entry and to indemnify and hold The Gurnee Park District harmless from any liability, claim, loss or expense (including attorney’s fees) caused or arising from (a) any conduct or negligence by me or any person or part of our Entry that causes harm, damage, or injury to myself or others (b) any breach or omission of my representations or warranties, (c) any claim by my participants, employees, subcontractors or suppliers, or (d) any infringement or violation by myself or others in the Entry of the rights of others.
  3. WAIVER and RELEASE: The Parade Participant does hereby release and discharge the Gurnee Park District, their officers, agents, volunteers, and employees from all claims, demands, and causes of action of every kind whatsoever for any damages and/or injuries which may result from my participation or the participation of my child or the participation of anyone involved with our Entry in the Gurnee Days Parade. The Gurnee Park District is not liable for any willful or negligent acts made by the Sponsor and/or the participants. This includes but is not limited to negligent driving, throwing of objects to the parade spectators and/or faulty parade equipment.
  4. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Parade Participant does voluntarily agree to participate in this Event and the undersigned acknowledges that there may be some hazard of personal accident or injury during the participation of said event and willingly accepts responsibility for any personal injury that may arise from this voluntary participation. The undersigned agrees to hold the Village of Gurnee and the Gurnee Park District harmless in the event of a personal injury or accident involving any participant of said Entry. The injuries that may occur from but not limited to negligent construction of a float, negligent or willful driving of a float, negligent or willful driving by a person not part of the parade. The participant does not hold the Village of Gurnee or Gurnee Park District liable for anyone driving or crossing the barriers and interrupting the parade.

 Acknowledgement of Terms, Rules, and Waiver and Release 

I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE GURNEE DAYS PARADE APPLICATION AND CERTIFY THAT I AM AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE.

I agree to abide by the rules as outlined in the application letter and understand that all applications are subject to Gurnee Park District approval.

JOIN THE GURNEE DAYS PARADE

The Gurnee Days Parade, The Great Outdoors, will be held Sunday, August 8, at 12:00pm. 

Applications for the 2021 parade are no longer being accepted

GURNEE DAYS PARADE ENTRY INFORMATION

Theme - The Great Outdoors 
Use your creativity to come up with a float entry that celebrates the theme!

Route
The parade route begins at N. Greenleaf Street, continues west on Old Grand Avenue, and ends at Emerald Avenue. Should you apply to join the parade, a parade lineup and other instructions regarding staging, drop off areas, and pick-up areas will be provided in late July.

Applications for the 2021 parade are no longer being accepted
Parade spots may be filled prior to deadline. Any applications received after July 16 will be charged a $50 late fee. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2021. Gurnee organizations/ businesses will be reviewed and accepted first.  After July 16, if additional openings are still available, non-resident units will be reviewed and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Accepted Entry Types

  • Floats
  • Vehicles (cars, trucks, buses, bikes)
  • Marching Groups (bands, choirs, cheerleading, veterans groups)
  • Walking Units (school groups, clubs, political groups, etc.)

ALL units are restricted to one vehicle or one vehicle with a trailer.  Any exceptions must be requested as part of the application and are subject to approval by Gurnee Park District.

Entry Fees

  • $25 – Village of Gurnee Resident (business)/D121: Follows Event Theme
  • $50 – Village of Gurnee Resident (business)/D121: No Theme
  • $50 – Non-Village of Gurnee Resident (business)/Non-D121: Follows Event Theme
  • $100- Non-Village of Gurnee Resident (business)/Non-D121: No Theme

Parade Acceptance
Upon approval of your application, the Gurnee Park District will contact you with a confirmation e-mail and payment details.  Please note: parade applications will be reviewed once a week, beginning the week of June 1st.  You will be notified accordingly.

Parade Contact
Please contact Christopher Marzano at Gurnee Park District at 847-599-3752 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GURNEE DAYS PARADE VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

To volunteer for the Gurnee Days Parade, The Great Outdoors, contact Chris Marzano This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 847-599-3752. 

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  • Were not clear about the kids memberships , was kinda of a waste of time. My kid has gone alone paying the daily pass , but when I tried to get him a membership he needed and adult to go with him. Not sure how that works but 🤷‍♀️