Stroll on State Parade


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About the Parade

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 10 is no exception!  Year 10 features 10 larger-than-life balloons, including two custom-made Rockford-themed balloons, sponsored by Hard Rock Rockford. Additional balloon sponsors include HolmstromKennedy and Mercyhealth. The parade will kick off the event at 2 p.m., lineup for spectators can begin at 1 p.m.

Woman waving from Horse and Wagon at 2022 Stroll on Start parade