We are very excited about
the Danvers 250th Anniversary Parade which will be
held Sunday 29th at .
We hope this correspondence answers many of the questions you may have.
Directions: Marching units should enter Park Street from High Street, Floats should enter from Burley St.
Timing: All units are requested to arrive by , to allow time for check-in and division line up.
Assembly: The PlainsPark
and Old Burley Farm areas will be used for staging the parade. This a
residential area so we ask you be mindful of the neighbor’s property and
driveways. When you check in directions to the parade dis-assembly will
be given to the bus driver so they may park at the end of the parade for easy
dispersment. If you are in individual cars we will have a shuttle
available from the end of the parade back to the beginning Plains Park Area.
Route: The route is approximately 1.5 miles long
with few if any turns.
Dis-Assembly: The parade ends at the intersection of Sylvan St. and Federal St. At that intersection you will be directed
left onto Federal
where there will be volunteers and signs directing you to the appropriate
parking lot to meet your transportation.
All units should maintain a continuous forward
motion during the entire parade route. Please do not stop and
present “mini concerts” along the route. This guideline is inclusive
of any reviewing area, simply pass in review. Do not stop for any
television cameras or voiced announcements…they will work around you.
In the event the parade does stop during its
procession, please continue to entertain the crowd. Units “breaking
rank” or “taking a break” tends to present an unprofessional image.
Due to the geographical diversity of the
parade’s units, we would like to make every effort to inform the crowd of
the performing units “hometown”. Please consider including a banner,
bass drum decal, or some other visible signage identifying the group and
Groups are restricted from placing an
undecorated vehicle in the line of march behind your group for logistical
assistance. We will have division captains and assistance marching
along with you incase you are in need of any help.
Units are not allowed to distribute any written
material or paraphernalia of any kind to spectators along the route.
Participants shall not throw candy from moving
vehicles to spectators for obvious safety reasons.
Chaperones and aides for your unit are also
encouraged to dress professionally, with a neat, uniform appearance.
After completion of the parade, participants who
choose to walk in reverse of the parade route should do so behind the
spectators and not between the spectators and the groups still performing.
The parade will be held “moderate rain” or
Have a great time!!
nFloats must be
no higher than 12 feet tall (from the ground to the top of the display).Please keep in mind that the average flatbed
is 4' from the ground, leaving a display area of 8 feet available for
(flatbeds) must be no longer than 40 feet in length.Please be aware that the longer the float,
the harder it is to turn. Please be sure that the float will be able to make
the turns around the side streets of HoltenRichmondSchool (beginning of parade).
nMake sure your
float can exit the garage in which it is built
nNo throwing or
dispersing of any type of materials from the floats due to safety issues (no
candy, flyers, handouts, etc.)
nThe total number
of participants per float entry cannot exceed 25-30 participants (including
riders and walkers, children and chaperones)
ride on floats but must be supervised on floats by chaperones
walk in front of, in back of a float, Participants may not walk BESIDE the floats,
or between the tow vehicle and the float.
nIf you are
having music on your float you must inform us prior to September.
nThe theme of the
parade is "A History of Danvers, Then and Now"
These rules and regulations
were designated by the Danvers Police Department., Danvers Fire Department, and
the Danvers 250 Annivesary Committee, and must be adhered at all times.
In the event of a downpour
please visit our web site Danvers250anniversary.com for an update the morning
of the parade
We would like to thank you
in advance for your anticipated co-operation. We look forward to your