2018 Pathways Parade

Bolingbrook Pathways Parade

September 9, 2018


All registered Entries have been emaild their lineup number and location, if you have not received it, check with the person who's email address is listed on the Registration Form. If you need more information, please contact Joe at 773-818-8635.


Line Up Time:   12:00 – 1:00pm

Please inform your group and all your participants, of your number, section, and time to be in line at the High School to avoid confusion on Parade Day.

The entrance to the High School will be closed at 1:30pm. The entrance is off of Schmidt road and this will be ONE WAY ONLY on that day.

With over 100 Entries, we would appreciate your group to arrive early at the designated area, to alleviate congestion.

The highlighted map attached is there for your instruction to get to your section.

Line Up Numbers will be marked in the parking lot.


Awards will be presented at the stage, right after the Parade (approximately 4:15). Please attend.

Your group will be judged in the category on your lineup confirmation email and if your category is not correct, please notify: Joe Gross at 773-818-8635.

When dropping off participants, stay on Raider Way and leave the Line Up Area immediately, Parade Officials will direct you to the drop off area. Do not drive into the parking lot, unless your car is in the Parade or you plan to park and leave your vehicle there during the parade.

If you have any questions or conflicts on the day of the Parade, please seek out a Parade Official.

No additions to your group will be allowed on the day of the event.

Whatever you applied for on your application will be allowed to participate.

We have no room for additions as we set the parade sections up by need, and also for the commentator on television, for the day of the parade.

Attention ALL School Bands: Enter off of Raider Way and Schmidt Road, stay to the right and Parade Official will direct you to the drop off area. After you drop off your band members please take your buses away from the staging area as soon as possible and park in the rear parking area of Brooks Middle school for pickup of you members. DO NOT PARK ALONG LANCASTER TO LOAD MEMBERS. When the parade is over, your band can file down the path between the houses and the park to the rear parking lot.


Food, Kids Games, Petting Zoo, Trackless Train, Climbing Wall, Beer, Soda, Water, Bags Tournament, Prince Arcade and LIVE MUSIC - Featuring INFINITY on stage at 4:30pm.


Thank You
The Parade Committee


This year's theme is: "Celebrating Generations"

 DEADLINE EXTENDED - Excepting Online Applications until the end of the day September 6th.

We are currently still accepting applications to be in the parade, but hurry and fill out the application today, the deadline is SOON! 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, "Celebrating Generations" and decorate your floats, cars or group activities while marching.

We will be judiging in several categories if you choose to participate. Those categories are Adult Marching, Youth Marching, Adult Gymnastics/Dance & Exercise, 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!

We look forward to your Organization, Church, Corporation or Business participate 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 only will be allowed in the parade. There will be no other additions allowed on the day of the Parade.

Due to set up etc. this information is set for broadcast on BCTV and for our announcers, and 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 from 2-6pm, where we will have Food Vendors, Music on the Performing Arts Stage, Kids Games, Climbing Wall, Balloon Artist, Kids' Inflatable Bouncers, Trackless Train, Petting Zoo, Bags Tournement and of course the Trophy ceremony on stage at approx. 4:15pm.

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