Step-Off at 1pm Sunday

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.

Parade Registration Form

The Parade Theme this year is “Putting on the Ritz.” Judging will be based on use of theme.  Registration deadline is Friday, June 15, 2020. 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.

Please note: If you have a business vehicle pulling a float in the parade, you must pay for advertising. Please let the chairperson know if you are a sponsor for the festival.

If you have a fee due (advertising and political parties), you will have the opportunity to pay via Paypal (credit/debit cards accepted) after submitting the form. Registration of paid entries is not complete without payment.