Village of Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook Pathways Parade & PathFest 2022


Bolingbrook's 57th Annual Pathways Parade

September 11, 2022

This year's theme is:
2022 Pathways Parade


We are currently still accepting applications to be in the parade, but hurry and fill out the application today, the deadline will arrive sooner than you think! There is no fee to enter, so you can advertise your local business, corproation or organization.   Use your imagination on different ways to express your ideas using our theme, "The Future Is Now!  Bigger - Better - More Beautiful" and decorate your floats, cars or group activities while marching.  We are looking forward to seeing even more decorated floats this year after the great displays last year.

Registration forms including your commentary must be received no later than September 06, 2022 to be accepted. The Parade Line-Up will be determined on or about September 08, 2021. Line up number and other important parade information will be emailed to the email address given on the application. It is MANDATORY that all contact details are completely filled out on your entry form.

The Parade Route will step off at Lily Cache Lane and Raider Way going East, turning North on Caterbury Lane, then turning West on Briarcliff Road and ending at Town Center where the PathFest will be running on the grounds behind Town Center.

There is no Fee for entry into the Parade. We look forward to your participation this year, and hope you enjoy the Parade.

We will be judiging in several categories if you choose to participate. Those categories are Adult Marching, Youth Marching, Youth Gymnastics/Dance & Exercise, Professionally Built Float, Amateur Built Float, Decorated Vehicle - Business and Decorated Vehicle - Non- Business. Also, many local area marching bands will be joining the parade too!  Please review the judging categories and carefully choose only the most appropriate “one” for your entry.  Due to the number of entries in the parade, please limit your performance in front of the reviewing stand to 1 minute, including set up and take down time, the parade suffers in length of time that people are kept for the entries behind you when you spend more than the allotted time. Your parade position and/or eligibility will be re-considered for the following year if your group exceeds this time limit. No additions to your application will be allowed on the day of the Parade. Only those on your application will be allowed to march.

We look forward to your Organization, Church, Corporation or Business participating with us at the Bolingbrook Pathways Parade. We hope that you will enjoy the Parade, as it is there for the enjoyment of the residents of Bolingbrook. Click Here to fill out the online application.

Please note: When you fill out your registration form and enter, please let us know what you will have in the Parade for line-up. ( please be detailed) Let us know if you are having music on your float or marching with music. Whatever you put on your registration, that is what will only will be allowed in the parade. There will be no other additions allowed on the day of the Parade.
Due to parade lineup, information being set for broadcast on BCTV and for our announcers, it cannot be changed. Anyone showing up with additional floats, cars, etc. will not be allowed in the Parade. We hope all participants will have an enjoyable day.

Also, we will be having our PathFest begining at 1pm, where we will have Food Vendors, Music on the Performing Arts Stage, Kids Games, Balloon Artist, Kids' Inflatables, Petting Zoo, Bags Tournement and of course the Trophy ceremony on stage following the end of the parade.

Thanks once again for participating.  We hope all participants will have an enjoyable day.

Civil & Cultural Affairs Commission
Pathways Parade Committee
375 W. Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440