This year's theme is "Diamonds in the Rough."
Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. on Friday. Participants should meet in the east parking lot of the Cottage Grove Community Center (700 E. Gibbs Ave.) and check in at the registration table. This is a FREE event. There is no cost to watch or participate.
Pets are welcome. All pets must be well-mannered and on a leash at all times. Owner must be in control of pet at all times. Keep in mind the hot, mid-July, temperatures make pavement dangerous for paws. Make sure to bring water for your pet to drink at the end of the parade. Horses are welcome also!. Riders must have a support person to scoop up poop immediately during the parade and in the staging area.
The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. and proceeds west on E. Gibbs Avenue and turns left on 6th Street. The route then turns right onto Whiteaker Avenue for one block and then turns left onto 5th Street. The route then turns left and heads east on Main Street to North 8th Street and then left and back to the Community Center parking lot.