The parade starts at 11:00 am at the south end of Jim Thorpe Blvd., goes to the stoplight and turns west on Main Street, passing in front of the grandstand and continuing past the park. The parade will not be canceled even if it rains. Entries must be at the parade line-up site by 9:00 am, but please allow 30 minutes to one hour for traffic. The parade line-up starts at 7th Street, going back to 1st Street, which is the check-in is located. The parade route is a little over one mile in length.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Rain or Shine, It’s Polka Time!” If you have any questions, please call the festival office at 405-567-4866. If you are interested in participating in the Parade, please download the forms below. Deadline for application for judged entries is May 1, 2017. Those not making the deadline will not be judged.

Click here to download a parade application.

Click here to see parade rules.