The Apple Festival Grand Parade is one of the longest in Illinois with fire engines, marching bands, floats, visiting royalty, horses, and many other unique entries. Over 100 units make this parade truly GRAND and enjoyed by thousands of residents and visitors each year.
2021 THEME: TBA
WHEN: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Line-up: 9:30 AM
Parade Steps-Off: 11:00 AM
Awards for Floats & Pom/Dance: 2:15 PM
Awards for Bands: Conclusion of Drums at Appletime
WHERE: Line-Up: by unit number around MMS
Marching Bands Line-Up: Longfellow Park
Parade Route: Walnut Street from 21st Street to 7th Street
Awards for Floats & Pom/Dance: Gen. John A. Logan Statue at MMS
Awards for Bands: Murphysboro High School's E.L. 'Doc' Bencini Field
EVENT CHAIRS: Debbie Glodo & Bob Hall
Applications for FLOATS, WALKING GROUPS, POM/DANCE GROUPS, VISITING ROYALTY, or VEHICLES should be sent by email to:
Debbie Glodo - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following information:
This email will serve as your application. When all four pieces of required information listed above has been received, your application will be confirmed by email.
Murphysboro Apple Festival
(Messages will be returned as soon as possible)
Marching Bands interested in participating the Grand Parade and/or Drums at Appletime®, click below for an informational letter.
2021 Appletime Grand Parade & Drums at Appletime® (TBA)
Marching Band Information & Registration Form (TBA)
ENTRY DEADLINE IS TBA
For more information, please contact Murphysboro Apple Festival