CHS Marching Band
Dogwood Parade

The 66th Annual Charlottesville Dogwood Festival Grand Feature Parade will be held April 25, 2015, and begins at 10:50am. We will be sending out invitations to past participants to participate in the parade. If you do not receive an invitation you can still apply for entry. Application for participation will be available here.

This year we are changing the parade and only accepting entries that 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. Awards will be presented to the best appearing floats.

Applications must be submitted by April 14, 2015 for consideration. The parade line-up will be posted here by April 20. 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.

Parade Map
Parade Rules & Regulations
2015 Parade Application
Float Builders Guide