PARADE APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 20, 2021
All Application Forms must be postmarked by June 20, 2021, in the case of those sent via US Mail; or received by June 20, 2021, in the case of those faxed, hand-delivered or sent via e-mail.
Participation in the Bel Air Independence Day Parade is by acceptance of application only. We hereby invite you to apply; however, not all applicants may be accepted.
We, the members of the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, have a vision of how our parade should look and feel. Participants in our parade are required to present themselves in a manner that is consistent with this vision. The complete rules describe this in some depth; if you haven't read the complete Parade Rules and Regulations, please select this link to do so.
The Parade Rules and Regulations include information on classifications of units, prizes available, conduct that is required or prohibited, and more; at the end of this form, you will be asked to indicate that you agree to abide by all Parade Rules.
After reading all the Parade Rules and Regulations, please fill out this on-line application form and send it to us by selecting the large green "Submit" button (below).
To help us determine if we will accept you in the parade, and, if then, to help us place you in the parade properly, we need certain information, including how to get in touch with you, and what CATEGORY or KIND of parade unit you will be — marching, say, or riding a horse, or waving at the crowd from a float.
Since we need this information in order to organize the parade AND send you staging instructions, we have required that various fields or answers be filled in before the form will send. These fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
Once we receive your application form, we may very well contact you to ask further questions (parades are complicated and sometimes people make mistakes or are unclear in their applications!). Don't worry about that; however, that's why we ask you here for contact information. If we we have a question, but can't contact you, that will probably result in you NOT being accepted into the parade.
A COPY of the information you send us will be sent to the e-mail address you enter on the form. Also, that e-mail address will be the e-address to which we send staging instructions, vehicle passes, etc., if you have been accepted into the parade. PLEASE consider this in terms of "who will receive the information on or about June 27?" You'd be surprised how many times we get calls saying, "Gee, the person who in May filled out the form goes away for the summer and we can't retrieve the info you sent!"
Thank you very much for your interest in our parade! For information on becoming a Parade Sponsor or a contributor to the July 4 festivities, please select this link.