The 68th Annual Charlottesville Dogwood Festival Grand Feature Parade will be held April 22, 2017, and begins at 10:50am. This year the theme of the parade is "Red, White, & Bloom". Awards will given out for Best Floats and Dogwood Spirit. Please fill out an entry form and mail or email it in. Entry Forms must be received by April 1, 2017.
Entries must have a level of entertainment appealing to parade watchers. Although not a requirement, we want to encourage the use of floats. Floats can either be amateur or professionally built. There are many float building guides available on-line. There is one example listed here.
The parade line-up will be posted here by April 9. The parade line-up will begin at 8:00am on McIntire Rd. The parade will be divided into three sections for the purpose of lining up. The first section, positions 1-40 will line up from 8:00-8:30am, the second section, positions 41-80 will line up from 8:30-9:00am, and the third section 81-120 will line up from 9:00-9:30am. Please be on time!!!
Entrants should enter from the 250 Bypass end of McIntire Rd. Please pay close attention to your report time and arrive on time.