The Parade

Grand Marshal: United Way of Champaign Co.
Theme:Celebrating Community Volunteers

11:05 am Start

Everyone loves a parade whether it’s for the floats, marching bands, or nostalgia of the red, white, and blue. Parade participants and onlookers can look forward to a great parade lineup and viewing under the shade, all along Kirby / Florida Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. Bring your blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy.

The parade begins near First & Kirby. Continues East on Florida to Lincoln Ave. then proceeds North on Lincoln Ave to California. Parade units turn onto Illinois street to disperse and exit area at Goodwin Ave.

Potty houses and vendors are located throughout the parade route. See the map for exact locations.

Join the fun! Register online now

Be sure to review our parade rules.

Or you can Print the paper form

Be sure to review our parade rules.

2014 Parade Line-Up

0. Exchange Club Flag Distribution
0A. Collections Vehicle
1. Police Escort
2. American Legion Post 24 color Guard
3. DAV & VFW 5520 Transportation by First Student
4. CCFC Balloon – Having a Ball
5. Gold Star Families
6. CCFC President – Chris Bell
7. Blue Ridge Band
8. Champaign County Fair Queen
9. Marine Corp League #1231
10. United Way Grand Marshall
11. United Way Float
12. Wishes on Wheels
13. Security Finance
14. Urbana Business Assoc
15. CU Kiwanis Challenger
16. Life is for Everyone
17. CCFC Gold Sponsor Float – America the beautiful
18. Wells Fargo
19. Hicks Gas
20. Mayor of Champaign
20A. City of Champaign City Council
21. CU MTD
22. wdws/whms
23. Illini Shrine Club
24. Gifford Fire
25. CCFC Silver Sponsor Float – Sesame Street
26. CCFC News-Gazette Platinum Sponsor Balloon – Ernie
27. U of I Credit Union
28. Centennial Band
29. B Co 634 BSB Family
30. Urbana Fire
31. HMD Academy of Takewado
31A. American Intangible Cultural
32. Active Senior Republicans
32A. Republican Women of Champaign County
33. Savoy Fire
34. Wings of Wonder
35. Stephens Family YMCA
36. Kristin Williamson
37. Friends of Joe Petry
38. Urbana Girls Softball
39. Eastern Prairie
40. GRF band
41. Daily Bread
42. Cassell Home Comfort
43. Alliance Chapter of the DAR
43A. Corvette Club
44. CCFC IL Lottery Platinum Float Celebration
45. Heartland Pathways
46. ACLU
47. Champaign City Bikes
48. Deb Feinen For Mayor
49. Reynolds Towing
50. Tom Grey for County Board
51. Harmon Family
52. Innman
53. Champaign Fire
54. Knights of Columbus
55. Orange & Blue Dist.
56. Skip Thompson Rental
57. Owens
58. Champaign County Historical
59. CCFC Busey Bank Platinum Sponsor Balloon – Cookie Monster
60. Hubers
61. Champaign Democrats
62. GSCI
63. Holy Cross Pack 9
64. Bruce Rauner For Governor
65. Chris' Water Garden
66. Presence Ambulance
67. City of Urbana Arbor Div
68. Rantoul band
69. Champaign Urbana Theatre
70. State Representative Chad Hayes
71. Rodney for Congress
72. Champaign County Ambucs
73. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
74. Ordinary People
75. County Clerk
76. Home Depot
77. Caroll Fire
78. Team Gauze
79. Senator Durbin
80. Food & Water Watch
81. Ability SCS Inc
82. Let Us Get Dirty For You
83. Progressive Group
84. chambanamoms.com
85. Champaign County Black Chamber of Commerce
86. House Arrest 2 Championship Dance Team
87. Champaign County Demo Car
88. Champaign County Fair Association
89. Little Gym of Champaign
90. United Youth in Action
91. Carle Ambulance
92. Yellow Checked Cab
93. Edge Scott Fire PD
94. Parkland
95. Police Escort

Parade Information

Parade staging information: please refer to parade map or contact us at parade@july4th.net

2014 Parade Map

Download Map

Crafting a float? Check out our Float Resources

Enjoy shaded comfort in the Seniors' Tent

Parade Broadcast

The parade will NOT be live on UPTV, but will be rebroadcast on Comcast channel 6, AT&T U-Verse channel 99, and online at urbanapublictelevision.org during the dates and times below and on the UPTV YouTube channel once available.

7/5/14 (Sat) - 6:30 pm
7/6/14 (Sun) - Noon
7/7/14 (Mon) - 2 pm
7/8/14 (Tue) - 11:30 pm

Note: May be updated prior to event. Check back later. Additional entrants will be placed at the end of the lineup.

Review Lineup

2014 Parade Judging Results

President's Trophy
The President's Trophy is awarded by the Champaign County Freedom Celebration Board President. This award is selected from all entries entered into the judging.
#XX- XX
Theme Trophy
The Theme Trophy is awarded to the entry that best represents this year's theme and communicates the message of freedom.
First: #XX - XX
Second: #XX - XX
Antique Class
The Antique Class trophy is awarded by the judges to an antique vehicle unit in the parade .
#XX - XX
Judge's Choice
Judge's Choice first and second place trophies are awarded to units selected from all other entries. This category includes any entry that is not a float, antique vehicle, or equestrian entry.
First: #XX - XX
Second: #XX - XX

For More Information...

Contact us at parade@july4th.net or call 217.531.3777. Note: Line-up may be updated prior to event. Please check back just prior to event.