On behalf of the African American Day Parade, Inc. Board of Directors & Committees, welcome to the application page for the 49th Annual African American Day Parade. Every third Sunday in September the AADP kicks of as the nation's largest African American parade featuring majestic floats, marching bands, community-based and religious organizations, civil servants, performance groups, politicians and community leaders, celebrities, fraternities and sororities, unions, national figures and many more. Here at AADP,  we are always on the lookout for the best floats, most polished marching groups/organizations and the most entertaining marching bands, drum and bugle corps, community bands and performance groups to participate. We are excited to review this year's applications and showcase the absolute best of the African American community as we celebrate Culture, Heritage and Legacy!

APPLY now TO PARTICIPATE IN the  49TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE   

 COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION BELOW! 

*Applicants must submit all required documents to be considered for 2018 lineup. Applications will be reviewed by AADP Board of Directors & Committees and selected participants will receive an email with donation information followed by an official invitation and lineup order. 


PARADE PARTICIPANT FORMS

                 ORDER A FLOAT TODAY!                           ADVERTISE IN THE AADP JOURNAL!                                VOLUNTEER TODAY!                        

 

EXAMPLE OF CUSTOM FLOATS

EXAMPLE OF STANDARD FLOATS

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PACKAGES INCLUDE:

Float rental

Dimensions:  8’x26’x12’

Decoration (basic trim)

Basic, in-house signage

Vehicle

Driver

Insurance

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PACKAGES INCLUDE:

Float rental

Dimensions: 8’x28’ and up to 13’ in height

 8’x32’ and up to 13’ in height (limited supply)

Decoration (special construction) 

Custom signage/graphics

Vehicle, Driver & Insurance

NOTE:  Designs that exceed the budget allocated for custom floats will be subject to additional cost.

 

EXAMPLE OF journal ads

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ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

COMPLETE & SUBMIT BELOW:

All groups and organization must be dressed in uniform attire to best represent their group and the African American community.
ONLY SELECT ONE Please specify "other" below:
PRIMARY CONTACT *
PRIMARY CONTACT
In what capacity do you represent the group. Note: All leaders are legally responsible for their participating groups.
PHONE *
PHONE
SECONDARY CONTACT *
SECONDARY CONTACT
PHONE 2 *
PHONE 2
Please describe your group, its mission and/or it’s years participating in the African American Day Parade. This will help us accurately describe and represent your organization at the reviewing stand and during media broadcasting.
Please provide the number of participants in group Note: Contact person listed is responsible for checking in groups with AADP Coordinators on the assigned line-up location.
Click "upload" above. Please re-name all files to include your organization or group name before uploading to ensure your files are matched correctly with your application. Ex: NAACP-photo.jpg Marching Organizations: Upload a high-resolution color photo of the entire organization/group in uniform. All marching organizations must continue marching at 125th Street. No stopping at the Reviewing Stand. Performance Groups/Marching Bands: Upload a 1-2 minute video recording of the group performing a complete routine. Please ensure it has the best audio and video quality possible. Each performance group will have no more 90 seconds to perform at the Reviewing Stand.
VEHICLE? *
Will you have a vehicle? *If yes, please indicate: Size & Type:
*Please note that organizations are limited to one (1) vehicle in the line march, no larger than an SUV. For larger vehicles, organizations are encouraged to request a float. Flatbeds, trailers, pickup trucks and U-Hauls are prohibited.
MOTORCYCLES? *
Will you have motorcycles? *If yes, how many?
Note: All drivers and motorist must provide registration and insurance on parade day.
FLOAT REQUEST? *
Will you have a float in this years parade?
*If yes, select type of float Download Float Order Form to design your float
Today's Date *
Today's Date
TERMS & CONDITIONS *
I hereby acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations of the African American Day Parade, Inc.. I am making a commitment to obey the rules and regulations as specified. I understand that the parade or its Board of Directors may remove any participant on the day of the parade for cause, including but not limited to failure to follow the directions listed. I hereby grant permission to the African American Day Parade, Inc. and those authorized by the Parade to interview, photograph, film, videotape, audio record or use other means of capturing my image or voice for all Parade related events, activities and promotions.

 Rules & Regulations

1. All participants must line-up in the block specified in invitation email. 

2. Participating groups and organizations should have coordinated attire/ uniforms/ costumes.

3. All participants must embody performance qualities such as smiling, waving, enthusiasm, and pride.

4. NO THIRD PARTIES will be allowed to march with Original group that signed on the Registration.

5. All participants must promote African American heritage, culture and pride. Groups/participants that do not reflect the culture may not be allowed to participate in the parade.

6. All participants must reflect a respect for general public decency and moral values, including a dress code of a professional or cultural nature. All participants must refrain from the use of profane or offensive language, aggressive behavior, and alcohol and/or drug use.

7. No political or electoral advertisement or signs may be displayed by any contingent.

8. Participants with children and seniors are encouraged to bring water & snacks; however participants marching with coolers must walk on the far left side of the parade route.

9. All participants must adhere to the instructions of Parade Coordinators/ Officials & Volunteers during the parade.

REGARDING VEHICLES
• Organizations are allowed one (1) vehicle, no larger than an SUV. Flatbeds, trailers, pickup trucks and U-Hauls are prohibited.
• All motorcyclist must line up in specified block and provide license and registration. Stunts are prohibited.

REGARDING FLOATS
• All Floats must be ordered through the African American Day Parade, Inc.
• All marchers must remain lined up on sidewalks and out the way of Floats & other vehicles.
• All participants on Floats must be actively engaged and dressed in uniformed attire to best represent group/organization.

REGARDING MARCHING BANDS/ PERFORMANCE GROUPS
• Performers must wear appropriate and neat attire that will remain secure along the parade route.
• Tights Must be worn with leotards and shorts.