On behalf of the Essex Fun Fest Committee, I would like to invite you and your organization to join us in this year’s Fun Fest Parade on Saturday, July 8. It’s a great way to promote your organization, business or service group. It’s also great fun and entertainment for all.
ABOUT THE PARADE!
2023 will see much street construction in Essex Centre. For the first time in decades, the Town of Essex will be making significant improvements to it's main street. The downtown streetscape work represents a multimillion-dollar investment of improvements and beautification in the town’s urban core. This year the parade committee is recognizing the construction and has themed the parade, HONOURING THE PAST. CONSTRUCTING THE FUTURE. Please take into consideration our theme when entering your float, and have some fun... design and construct it anything and, everything, construction related.
LINEUP START TIME
9:30am at the Essex County Civic & Education Centre on Fairview.
PARADE START TIME
PARADE APPLICATION DEADLINE
The deadline to submit application is Friday, June 30, 2023
PARADE STAGING AND ROUTE NEW!
The parade route will be from Fairview Avenue W. at around Woodview and will continue to Hanlan Street S. where at the Holy Name school it will turn LEFT on to Hanlan and continue to Victoria Avenue.
THINGS TO KNOW
During the parade, walkers are welcome to hand out wrapped treats. We discourage the throwing of items as it may entice children to run out among the moving vehicles to retrieve them. This is also a perfect opportunity to hand out flyers, coupons and promotional items to hundreds of people.
Safety is the festival’s number 1 priority. Volunteers and the OPP will assist with road closures and traffic flow.
Attached is the entry form. Complete and return this form as soon as possible by one of the following methods:
Drop-off or Mail to:
Essex Town Hall
33 Talbot Street South, Essex, Ontario N8M 1A8
(8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday. After-hour drop box available)
Essex Centre Sports Complex
60 Fairview Avenue West, Essex, Ontario
(9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday)
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: Richard Tapping
When all entries are accepted, and within 1 week of the parade date, you will be emailed further details including your entry number and assembly location.