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Gurnee Days Parade Information

The parade will be on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Noon and is one of the most popular events of Gurnee Days. It features more than 50 entries including local school bands, floats from local businesses and organizations, youth programs, and more!

The Gurnee Days theme is "Gurnee Days - Hooray for Hollywood!" Businesses and organizations - use your creativity to come up with a Hollywood theme for your float entry.

This year's theme is "Gurnee Days - Hooray for Hollywood!"

Parade Float Application

If registering on behalf of a business or organization please use this address.
Address Line 1
Postal Code
Please identify your unit type (check all that apply):
Please write a detailed description of your parade unit. Please include the type of vehicle, estimated number of people, describe any performance that may occur, if there will be loud music associated with your unit, if there will be any animals involved, or any other pertinent information that may be considered a safety or security issue by the Gurnee Days Corporation

Terms and Conditions

  1. All applications must be received by Friday, July 19, 2019. Any applications received after July 19 will be charged a $50 late fee.  (Upon approval by the Gurnee Days Corporation a secure payment link will be sent) If the fee is not paid with the late submission, the unit will not be included in the parade.
  2. All resident organizations/businesses will be reviewed and accepted first.  After July 19, if additional openings are still available, non-resident units will be reviewed and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  3. ALL units are restricted to one vehicle or one vehicle with a trailer.  ANY exceptions must be requested as part of the application and are subject to approval by Gurnee Days Committee.  
  4. You will receive an email confirmation of the receipt your application.  Upon approval of the Gurnee Days Corporation you will receive a confirmation email of your parade unit acceptance and the link to payment (if applicable)
  5. You can expect to get the parade lineup and other instructions about staging the parade, drop off areas, and pick-up areas approximately one week before the event.
  6. All units will be inspected the DAY OF THE PARADE by Gurnee Days Officials for theme, safety, security, and any conflicts with Village of Gurnee laws or ordinances. Any parade unit deemed unsafe, non-themed, inappropriate, or considered a security concern will be required to immediately make an adjustment to the unit, otherwise your unit will be removed from participation.

    All other questions about the parade can be directed to our Parade Committee Chairperson 

Fee Information

2019 Parade Float Fees
$25 - Gurnee Chamber Member/Gurnee Resident/D121: Follows Event Theme

$50 - Gurnee Chamber Member/Gurnee Resident/D121: No Theme

$50 - Non-Chamber Member/Non-Gurnee Resident/Non-D121: Follows Event Theme

$100- Non-Chamber Member/Non-Gurnee Resident/Non-D121: No Theme

Upon receipt of application, and pending approval by the Gurnee Days Corporation, and Invoice with a secure payment link will be sent directly to the applicant upon approval by Gurnee Days Corporation.  Credit card and ACH payments are accepted.  A check can also be mailed if received no later than July 19, 2019.

Event Release of Liability and Waiver and of Claims

1.     Authority:  I and/or Sponsor hereinafter referred to as “Parade Participant”) represent to the Gurnee Days Corporation that I am fully authorized for and bind the undersigned entrant regarding our entry in the Gurnee Days Parade. On behalf of the entrant, I agree that our Entry and all persons associated with it shall comply with all rules prescribed by the Committee as deemed necessary for the efficient and safe conduct of the parade and all related activities.  I agree to conduct our Entry and myself in a proper, appropriate manner during the event and related activities and not to engage in any activity that is dangerous or likely to cause harm, injury or damage to the person or property of others. This includes but is not limited to abiding by all local and state ordinances.

2.     Indemnification: as a condition of being a participant of the parade, I agree on behalf of all participants in the Entry, to assume full responsibility for my conduct and the conduct and activities of our Entry and to indemnify and hold The Gurnee Park District and the Gurnee Days Corporation harmless from any liability, claim, loss or expense (including attorney’s fees) caused or arising from (a) any conduct or negligence by me or any person or part of our Entry that causes harm, damage, or injury to myself or others (b) any breach or omission of my representations or warranties, (c) any claim by my participants, employees, subcontractors or suppliers, or (d) any infringement or violation by myself or others in the Entry of the rights of others.

3.     WAIVER and RELEASE: The Parade Participant does hereby release and discharge the Gurnee Park District and the Gurnee Days Corporation, their officers, agents, volunteers, and employees from all claims, demands, and causes of action of every kind whatsoever for any damages and/or injuries which may result from my participation or the participation of my child or the participation of anyone involved with our Entry in the Gurnee Days Parade. The Gurnee Park District and Gurnee Days Corporation is not liable for any willful or negligent acts made by the Sponsor and/or the participants. This includes but is not limited to negligent driving, throwing of objects to the parade spectators and/or faulty parade equipment.

4.     ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Parade Participant does voluntarily agree to participate in this Event and the undersigned acknowledges that there may be some hazard of personal accident or injury during the participation of said event and willingly accepts responsibility for any personal injury that may arise from this voluntary participation. The undersigned agrees to hold the City of Gurnee and the Gurnee Days Corporation harmless in the event of a personal injury or accident involving any participant of said Entry. The injuries that may occur from but not limited to negligent construction of a float, negligent or willful driving of a float, negligent or willful driving by a person not part of the parade. The participant does not hold Gurnee or Gurnee Days Corporation liable for anyone driving or crossing the barriers and interrupting the parade.

Acknowledgement of Terms, Rules, and Waiver and Release
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