Stroll on State Parade


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In early years, the Merry & Bright Stroll on State Holiday Parade started out featuring a few horse & wagons and Santa Claus leading up to the tree lighting. However, starting in year 5, the parade was super-sized! Stroll on State’s Holiday Parade, sponsored by The Power Connection - IBEW 364 & NECA, features festive floats, high-flying balloons, dancing characters and music! It is an event not to be missed! 

Year 11 is no exception!  The 2023 Stroll on State Holiday Parade will feature 9 larger-than-life balloons, including a surprise new custom-made Rockford-themed balloon, sponsored by Hard Rock Rockford. Additional balloon sponsors include HolmstromNKennedy and Mercyhealth. The parade will kick off the event at 2 p.m., lineup for spectators can begin at 1 p.m.