Parade

Step-Off at 1pm Sunday, July 7, 2024

Parade line-up starts at 11am and parade begins at 1pm Sunday at the corner of Seventh Street and Peoria Avenue (St. Mary’s School). Judges Stand is at Haymarket Square on Highland Avenue. Parade ends at the Dixon High School parking lot. Route is approximately one mile.

Postcards will be mailed out with your lineup number and where to enter off of South Galena Avenue (Route 26). If you need assistance with your lineup number, please find a volunteer at the DMV by entering Peoria Avenue from South Galena. Volunteers will be stationed on the corners of each street to assist with lineup locations.

2023 Parade Winners

Parade Registration Form

The Parade Theme this year is “Peace, Love and Petunias.” Judging will be based on use of the theme or your chosen judging selection! Registration deadline is Friday, June 7, 2024. If you have questions, call 815-288-7465.

The Petunia Festival Parade Committee strives to produce a parade for all to enjoy. This year’s Parade Committee would like to increase the community participation by challenging local businesses and organizations to join in the spirit and enter this year’s parade. This is the perfect opportunity for you to use your creative edge to let the community know you’re here and what you can do for them! To make that happen, we encourage you to build floats or sponsor float rentals, add live entertainment, and be creative and tasteful so all ages can appreciate your hard work and dedication.

To help ensure the safety of parade attendees, please DO NOT throw candy from moving vehicles. NO SOFT CANDY thrown at the parade would be appreciated as it is very difficult to clean up. Thank you!

*Please NOTE: If you have a business vehicle pulling a float in the parade and do not pay advertising you will be charged.

Parade Entry Received

Thank you for entering the 2024 Petunia Festival Parade. We have received your entry. If you have a fee due, you can pay online or by mail. The address is Dixon Petunia Festival, C/O Parade Committee, 77 S. Hennepin Ave, Dixon, IL 61021.

Pinky's 50/50 Christmas Cash

$20 Per Ticket

Only 500 Tickets Sold

Drawing: 8pm Friday, December 1, 2023 at the end of the Dixon Christmas Walk.

The winning ticket will be drawn by our 2023 Pinky Petunia, Molly Oliver. Proceeds support the Dixon Petunia Festival, a non-profit organization. Winner will receive 50% of actual sales, up to $5,000 and is responsible for all taxes. Need not be present to win.