Parade Information

Parade Information

The parade will begin at Oak and Wood streets (A)
and continue west on Wood to Brockway (B),
and south on Brockway to Wilson (C).


 

Line up starting 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.
Parade starts (Step off) at 11:00 a.m. SHARP.

An outline of the route is included below, the parade starts at point “A”. Parade dispersal will be west on Wood St. There will be police officers directing traffic.
Parade Route


Download Final Parade Instructions and Line Up Information

Don't forget to check the St. Patrick's Day Palatine Paint the Town Green schedule


LINE-UP PROCEDURES:

  • For vehicles in parade take Palatine Road to Oak Street. Head north on Oak Street to the parade check-in area. (see map on page 2). There will be no southbound access off of Wood on Oak Street to the staging area. You must enter the staging area off of Palatine Road. You may receive a ticket from the Police Department.
  • If you are dropping off children that need to be escorted to the line up area, or dropping off supplies, YOU MUST follow the instructions for vehicles in the parade and exit the staging area immediately after unloading. You may then proceed to any of the designated parking areas located on the attached map. There is NO PLACE to park in the parade line-up area or sit and wait while dropping off children or unloading items.
  • Please be considerate of residential homes in the area and refrain from parking on the streets. All parking laws will be enforced. A map of available lots is attached.

ENTRY NAME & LINE UP NUMBER:

Be sure to communicate your line-up number and location (listed on pages 4 and 5 of the dowload document) to all your participants! Everyone needs to know this information to find their spot at line up. We have over 40 entries, and many entries have 20 or more people each.

PARADE DURATION:

It is estimated to take approximately 1 hour from the time the first entrant steps off to the time the last entrant steps off. It takes about 45 minutes to travel the parade route. Please recognize you will be in the process of line up, step off and traveling the parade route for up to 3 hours. We recommend you bring supplies such as water, jackets, hats, etc. as the weather is unpredictable and may be rather cool.

STAGING:

After you check-in, volunteers will be available to assist you to your designated staging location. The spaces are 40’ long, please respect your space and do not overflow into your neighbors’ space.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Parade will step off at 11:00 a.m. SHARP. An outline of the route is included below, the parade starts at point “A”. Parade dispersal will be west on Wood St. There will be police officers directing traffic.

  • WATER GUNS, SUPER SOAKERS, ETC. ARE NOT ALLOWED. WE PREFER THAT CANDY NOT BE THROWN, YOU ARE ASKED TO WALK ALONG THE CURB AND HAND THE CANDY TO SPECTATORS. IF YOU ARE FOUND TO HAVE WATER GUNS, SUPER SOAKERS AND THE LIKE, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on or in the parade route.
  • Performances/demonstrations are limited to the locations indicated on the map below (3leafclover’s only) and must be limited to no more than 2 minutes per stop. Comcast will be videotaping the parade for broadcast at the corner of Wood and Plum Grove Road. Please plan performances accordingly. The parade is scheduled to replay on Comcast channel 9 Monday, March 24 at 7 pm, Tuesday, March 25 at 3:30 pm and Wednesday, March 26 at 3:30 pm. 2014 Parade Performance Points
  • Spacing of entries during the parade is critical to the taping of the parade. Please maintain one car length between you and the entry in front of you at all times.
  • There is NO rain date. In the case of inclement weather, the parade may be canceled.
  • AFTER THE PARADE: Do NOT plan to pick-up parade participants at the end of the parade route. Please make arrangements to pick-up away from the route PAST the diagramed disbursement areas.

The Parade will also serve as a non-perishable food and paper product drive for Journeys from PADS to HOPE. Please promote your participation in the parade to your circle, and let them know they can bring items for Journeys from PADS to HOPE to the parade for pick-up during the parade.

Items needed: Diapers, Gas Gift Cards, Normal Sized Toiletries, Bottled Water, Jelly, Tuna, Granola Bars, Nuts, Microwaveable Paper Plates and Bowls, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Disinfectant Wipes, Laundry Soap, and Dryer Sheets.

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Parade Participants

Name

#

American Legion Family

23

American Legion Post 690 Color Guard

2

Bauer's Brauhaus

13

Borne2Dance

14

British Swim School of Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates

34

Brownie Troop 41723

19

Cub Scouts of America

18a

Durty Nellie's

5

Emmett's Brewing Company

10

Friends for Gary Seyring

29

Girl Scout Troop 40691

19a

Grand Marshals, Lucky McClover and Katie M'Lady

4

Indian Princess - Hiawatha Tree - Chickasaw Nation

38

JDRF Colin & Klaire's Crew

18

Journeys The Road Home

16

Lake Cook Exteriors

41

Lakeshore Beverage

11

Lavelle Law

9

Law Offices of Mark J. Watychowicz


Little Sisters of the Poor

32a

Lucky Charm of the Community: Wellness Place

33

Manju Goel for Congress

28

Mayor Jim Schwantz, Village Council and Clerk

6

Midlothian Scottish Bag Band

37

Moran Transportation Corp

27a

Pajeda's Snacks/Chevy Exchange Racing

32

Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce

40

Palatine Dance Company

8

Palatine EMA

7

Palatine Fire Department

3a

Palatine Fire Department Color Guard

3

Palatine Historical Society

20

Palatine Jaycees

35

Palatine Police Department

1

Palatine Rugby Club

39

Palatine Township Democratic Organization

22

Palatine Twp. Republican Organization

24

Relay for Life

21

Rolling Meadows Park District Renegades Youth Hockey

36

Roskam for Congress

26

Safari Childcare

41a

School of Metaphysics

42

Senator Matt Murphy

25

Sisters Giving Hope

30a

SportsClips

30

Stallions Gate Mustang & Ford Club

17

The Lucky Little Leprechauns of Dorset Ave

15

The Palatine Paddy Wagons

31

Township Road District

43

Trinity Irish Dancers

27

 

 

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