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Event Details

Independence Day Parade

Tuesday, July 4, 2023


Theme: “Let Freedom Ring!”

Candy:  DO NOT throw candy from floats or vehicles because children run into the street to get it. You MUST use walkers to hand out candy or flyers.

Safety: Please carry a fire extinguisher.

Entry Fee: $60 for commercial entries, $25 for Non-profit entries and there is no cost for military and/or veteran entries.

Line Up: Entries may start checking in at 7:00am. The check-in point will be under the Benton St. bridge on 1st Avenue, four blocks south of Center. Entries will be lined up along 1st Avenue starting at the East Lewis intersection. Volunteers will again be coordinating the lineup and parade start.

Judging: Judging will take place from 8:30-9:00am. To be considered, your entry should be assembled and running when the judges see it. Please understand that it takes time to judge all the entries. 

Parade Start: The parade will start moving at 9:30am. Entries will go in the order that they arrived in the lineup with the exception of sponsors and dignitaries.

Parade Route: Please refer to the map. Note that your entry will need to go through the Center Street underpass, which has a 12’ 2" clearance. There is also a tight left turn in front of the island on the west side of the underpass. Please make sure your entry can manage this and other turns along the route.

Parade End: The parade will end at 805 N Main St. Please do not unload floats in the street. Parking lots and N. Harrison will be available for unloading. Please be courteous as all floats need to complete the parade route. Please clean up. Do not leave behind any garbage or float decorations. Thank you!

Thank you for your participation in this traditional community event. If you have any questions, please call the Historic Downtown Pocatello office at 208-232-7545 or e-mail [email protected].

Parade Awards:

Grand Prize Award - Best overall entry

Most Patriotic

Most Original

Best Business/Commercial

Best School Spirit

Here is the parade map:

Venue Information

Downtown Pocatello
420 North Main Street
Pocatello, ID 83204

Organizer Information

Historic Downtown Pocatello

435 West Center Street
Pocatello, ID 83204
+1 (208) 232-7545

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Venue Contact
+1 (208) 232-7545
[email protected]