By FirstService Residential
The first day of summer officially begins on Friday, June 21. Shortly thereafter, community residents across the country will be gearing up to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. Many will partake in related activities such as barbeques, concerts, patriotic ceremonies and/or parades, quite often sponsored by their local Community Association.
If you are thinking about hosting an Independence Day Parade, check out the following five tips for planning a holiday parade:
- Start promoting early and encourage participants to decorate golf carts, bikes, wagons, or even themselves!
- Map your route – Start and end at your Amenity Center to make it easier for all attendees.
- Reach out to your local community for support – Fire department, local marching bands and/or local sponsors to help off-set costs.
- Recruit volunteers from the community – Ask volunteers to help with judging for the parade, set up, clean up, lining parade up, stagger on parade route to ensure a uniform line, music and more.
- End the parade with a celebration – Celebrate at the pool or Amenity Center with food, prizes, music and games!