Montpelier Alive’s July 3rd Parade
Montpelier Alive would like to invite Vermont Antique Automobile Society, Inc. to be a part of the July 3rd Parade! Please find the parade application as well as the rules and guidelines linked below. Applications are due June 12. Everyone participating in the parade must fill out an application.
We would also like to invite the local Vermont community, non-profits, schools, businesses, community groups, churches and individuals to enter the July 3rd Parade Competition. Union Mutual, a long-time sponsor of the July 3rd Celebration, has generously committed to be the exclusive underwriter of the July 3rd Parade Competition. Please find parade competition guidelines linked here. You are not required to participate in the competition to be in the parade.
Winners will be chosen by judge and spectator voting.
Competitors are challenged to create patriotic floats, costumes, decorations, and banners showcasing sustainability initiatives and/or artistic talent.Competition entries that use a zero waste mindset, including reclaimed and repurposed items, items that can be recycled after the parade and/or be moved through the parade using an electric vehicle, animals or people power (pulling, cycling) are encouraged.
Participants are also invited to show off your artistic talents through music, dancing, puppeteers, clowns, cyclist, gymnasts — whatever your talent, we want to see it!
This year, there will be six parade competition awards:
- Two Grand prize awards for each category (Green Award and Performance)
- Each grand prize winner will receive $1,000 in cash, post-event press, a trophy and most importantly, bragging rights!
- Two second place awards at $300 in each category
- Two third place awards at $200 in each category