The Coon Rapids North Star Lions cordially invite your organization to participate in the City of Coon Rapids annual 4th of July celebration parade being held on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at Coon Rapids Sand Creek Park (1008 Northdale Boulevard NW).

DATE OF PARADE:   Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 – Rain or Shine

LINE UP BEGINS:    4:00 p.m.

KICK OFF TIME:      6:00 p.m.

The roads leading to the park will close at 5:30 p.m. – no admittance to the line-up area will be allowed after that time.

Parade information packets with line-up details will be mailed to all accepted applicants not later than by June 15th, 2014.


Application & Entrance Fees:  Complete the parade application in its entirety and return to the address below not later than June 1st, 2014 along with your parade entry fee.  All units will pay a $50 entrance fee.  Exempt from this policy are visiting royalty floats and bands.  If you are requesting a fee to participate in the Coon Rapids parade, please indicate so on your parade application.  There is a very limited budget for paid units.  The parade committee will consider your request and contact you upon receipt of the entry form.  Make checks payable to “Coon Rapids North Star Lions Club”.  All fees must accompany application.

Distribution of Materials & Candy Along the Parade Route:  Because of safety concerns, NO CANDY, PRINTED MATTER OR MATERIALS OF ANY KIND CAN BE THROWN OR TOSSED FROM FLOATS, VEHICLES OR OTHER PARADE UNITS while on the parade route; these items must be handed out by walkers curbside.  Violator’s materials may be confiscated.

Insurance:  The Coon Rapids parade committee requires proof of liability insurance before a motorized vehicle will be allowed in the parade.  Please include current insurance information with your parade application or sign and return the enclosed Parade Waiver Agreement.

Due to extremely limited parking at Sand Creek Park, all vehicles not in the parade MUST LEAVE the line-up area after dropping off individuals or setting up floats.  Parking is available on side streets adjacent to the park.  Parade marshals will be on site directing traffic – this policy will be strictly enforced.

Parade applications may be mailed to:

Lion Diane Buszta

11345 Uplander Street NW

Coon Rapids, MN  55433


Cell:  612-366-1834 (Leave a message with your name, number and concern and your call will be returned as promptly as possible)


2014 Parade Invitation

2014 Parade Entry Form

2014 Parade Route Map

2014 Parade Waiver Agreement



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