JOIN THE PARADE
Organizations, businesses, groups, schools, and bands from across Maine will appear in the State of Maine Bicentennial Parade on August 15! The Bicentennial Parade Committee considered all applications and selected entries that best met the parade application criteria. If your organization submitted an application before the deadline, you will hear from the committee soon.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS HAS CLOSED.
We are no longer accepting parade applications. If your organization submitted an application, you will hear from us soon.
OTHER WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
BECOME A VENDOR
Join us in one of our viewing areas as an event vendor. FOOD TRUCKS WANTED. CONTACT US
PARADE THEME: Celebrate Maine
All participants must prominently display decorations that align with the parade theme: Celebrate Maine. All floats and marching units should align with this theme of celebrating Maine and with the mission statement of the Maine Bicentennial Commission:
• To explore Maine’s history from the many perspectives of its multiple past and current populations
• To celebrate Maine’s present people, places, institutions and economy; and
• To envision the public and private actions that will enhance Maine’s future prosperity.
Need inspiration for your float or entry? Click below to explore Maine's history.