"Red, White & Blue" is the theme of this year's parade. Line-up is at 10 a.m. and the parade begins promptly at 11 a.m. from Second Street beside the U.S. Bank.

"Red, White & Blue" is the theme of this year's parade. Line-up is at 10 a.m. and the parade begins promptly at 11 a.m. from Second Street beside the U.S. Bank. All entries should conform to this theme.

The Parade Committee will review all entries, with the right to accept or reject any entry. Each must be accompanied with a detailed description (entry form - internet or Chamber office). The entries are expected to report to the designated location at the designated time. All walking and riding units must complete the entire parade route. No candy or favors of any kind are to be thrown from floats or vehicles. Should you wish to distribute something, you must use walkers on the side of your vehicle who will hand item(s) to the crowd. Each entry must have a designated captain who must remain with the entry's float, marching band or group at all times. The captain is responsible for making sure the rules are followed.

No water balloons are allowed. All floats are considered wet floats and are responsible for on-board ammunition (water supply).

From the starting point on Second Street beside the U.S. Bank, the parade will proceed down a dry zone on that street to Colorado Ave., which is a wet zone. The parade continues in a wet zone until Fifth Street, where it turns west into another dry zone, until the intersection with Santa Fe Ave. Santa Fe Ave. is a wet zone until it gets to the Second Street intersection, where it will disband after turning the corner onto Second Street.

Don't forget to get a hot dog lunch from the Friends of the Otero Museum at the south parking lot of the Court House, before or after the parade. Your $5 will go toward the new heating and air conditioning system.