The annual parade is an OISF highlight featuring an array of entertainment, including marching bands, participant floats, dance performances, and more. Participants have the opportunity to have their performances and floats judged by a panel along the parade route.
Parade Route: The parade starts at the east end of Ford Street at the intersection of Champlain and Ford (near the 7/11) at 11:00am and finishes on the west side, usually lasting for 2-3 hours. Spectators are invited to pull up chairs and watch the parade on the verge. Spectators must respect private property and stay out of the road.
Road Closures: On parade day, expect Ford Street to be closed about 30 minutes before the parade starts until the end of the parade, usually lasting 2-3 hours. During this time, no parking will be permitted either.
Chairs and Seating: Chairs my be out after 5pm on Friday – NO EARLIER. Chairs may be placed on public property only for anyone who does not have a private residence along the parade route.
Trash Disposal: Trash receptacles will be available along the parade route.
Facilities: There are no additional public bathroom facilities provided – so plan ahead!
Parade Entry: There is no cost to enter a float or walk in the parade – though there is a fee for politicians to sign up to walk. Parade Entry Details Here