GURNEE DAYS PARADE ENTRY INFORMATION

The 2022 Gurnee Days Parade will be held Sunday, August 7, at 12:00 pm.

2022 Theme - "Life's a Zoo!"

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 - CLOSED
Gurnee Days is no longer accepting parade applications. All resident organizations/ businesses have been reviewed. If you would like to be added to the parade waitlist, please contact Chris Marazano via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Entry Types

Typical parade entry types include:

  • 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
All parade entries are required to pay an entry fee.
$25 - Non-Profit Organizations (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Local Area Queens, etc.)
$50 - Village of Gurnee Resident or Business/D121
$75 - Non-Village of Gurnee Resident or Business/Non-D121
$200 - Political Entries

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 Application - CLOSED

Gurnee Days is no longer accepting parade applications. All resident organizations/ businesses have been reviewed. If you would like to be added to the parade waitlist, please contact Chris Marazano via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

GURNEE DAYS PARADE VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

To volunteer for the 2022 Gurnee Days Parade, please contact Chris Marzano This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 847-599-3752.