Parade Entry Fee

You must read the rules before filling out your application!

It is important to know the dos and don’ts of parade participation before the parade begins. Please take the time to share these rules with your group as you make plans for your entry in Catonsville 4th of July parade

Parade Rules/Terms

We are applying to participate in the Catonsville 4th of July Parade which will be held rain or shine on July 4th, 2024.  We understand that by filing this application we are not automatically guaranteed a place in the parade. All applications must be approved by the Catonsville 4th of July Committee. Parade will be held rain or shine. 

Please take the time to share these rules with your group as you make plans for your entry. Applicants must accept these rules on the on-line application or sign a copy of the rules if mailing in your application.

I agree to these terms by clicking on link into parade application you are agreeing to the terms presented.  

Parade Application
Organization Details
This is the number we will use if we need to contact you the day of the parade.
Organization Type
Parade Entry Details
Type of Entry
Do not submit an application if you are a band or drum line. Contact Debbie Horne 410-419-3220.
Will you have music?
Each year it’s a challenge to be sure we allow enough space between bands and entries that have music. If music is needed for your entry it must be loud enough to be heard in the crowd. Playing music from your vehicle’s radio is not permitted.
For line up purposes we need to know how much room in feet to allocate for your entry along the line-up route on Montrose Avenue. When calculating the number of feet your entry will need please add up the length of the vehicles including trailer or anything that may be pulled behind a vehicle. Do not calculate room for walkers. Approximate length of vehicles: Cars 22ft, Trucks 30ft, Floats 60ft depending on what it is /flat bed truck/small trailer, Limo/Van 45ft.
Registration Fee and Parade Rules
Do you agree to pay the registration fee?
There is a registration fee for all entries: $50 non business, $200 business, $1500 for candidates or elected officials. The entry Fee is waived if you or your business or organization is sponsoring a band. For program book questions email in****************@gm***.com. You can pay your registration fee via PayPal or QR code. The QR code will be provided at the completion of this application. A PayPal account is not required to pay via a credit card. In addition, payment can be made via a check. payable to C4JC and mail to C4JC, PO BOX 21202, Catonsville, MD 21228. Please be sure to identify the name of your organization or entry on the payment. We appreciate your interest in the best parade in Maryland! If you have questions or comments, please send an e-mail to ca***************@gm***.com.
Do you agree to the following parade rules and terms?
We are applying to participate in the Catonsville 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4. We understand that by filing this application we are not automatically guaranteed a place in the parade. All applications must be approved by the Catonsville 4th of July Committee. Parade will be held rain or shine. Deadline for application is June 30th at 6pm. We agree to hold harmless the Catonsville 4th of July Committee and its representatives for any damage we may suffer or cause and to secure such a promise from and on behalf of each in our unit. We agree to be in our assigned position in the formation area at the time instructed and to follow the instructions of parade officials. We have read and agree to abide by the rules and regulations provided to us by the Parade Committee. All entries will follow the directions of the parade representatives and police at all times. No candy or promotional items are to be tossed from vehicles or floats to individuals watching the parade. Individuals walking the parade route with prior approval may distribute items by hand at the curb. Absolutely no paper handouts such as brochures, coupons and/or flyers can be distributed during the parade. Any entry that includes children must have adequate adult supervision. Adult supervision is required on all floats and open vehicles carrying children. Prohibited items: Silly string, water pistols/guns, super-soakers, water balloons and other devices that propel water, projectiles or other objects from parade entry. The Catonsville 4th of July Committee has the right to remove any person, vehicle, float or other entity not meeting the Catonsville 4th of July Committee criterion and standards. Entries should follow the theme of the parade. Entries are not to espouse political, social or other themes or causes. ELECTED OFFICIALS and those running for office who represent and/or are seeking to represent the Greater Catonsville districts will be permitted to participate in the parade. Supporters/walkers are limited to a total of twenty (20) people per entry fee. Campaign t-shirts, signs and banners are permitted in the parade with an approved entry. Each political entry is limited to ONE vehicle per entry fee. The fee for any political group in the parade is $1,500.00. Commercial business entries may not simply ride through the parade route in their company vehicle. All entries must be decorated according to the parade theme and/or in an appropriate holiday manner. The committee reserves the right to photograph and/or record the entire parade and use these images to promote or benefit the committee’s activities including use in electronic media and/or sale of images. Updates and additional information are available at www.catonsvillecelebrations.org. Please take the time to share these rules with your group as you make plans for your entry. Applicants must accept and follow these rules for their application to be considered and accepted. We appreciate your interest in the best parade in Maryland! If you have questions or comments, please send an e-mail to ca***************@gm***.com.