Stroll on State Parade


Parade Application

To apply to be a participant in the parade, please fill out an application form by October 13, 2020 to Austin Taylor at

Fill Out Parade Application Here


When: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Where: Downtown Rockford

2019 SOS parade route map

Best place to view: Anywhere along the parade route!

Is there seating?: Due to limited space, seating is not provided or allowed along the parade route. 

Important note: Some floats are big! Please remain on sidewalks for your own safety.

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 features festive floats, high-flying balloons, dancing characters and music! It is an event not to be missed! (The Stroll on State Parade will also be aired live on WREX.)

Stroll on State parade