FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD!
Line up at 2pm * Kick off at 3 pm
This year the parade takes on a new route venturing through Rochester’s East End on the way to Manhattan Square Park. Line-up will take place on Argyle and Buckingham Streets off of Park Ave. Kicking off at 3 pm, the Parade will follow it’s traditional route down Park Ave, pass through Goodman St all the way to Alexander St. Making a right turn down Alexander, the Parade will enter the East End and turn left onto East Ave. The parade will end, making a left turn onto Pitkin St. with walking units turning right onto E. Broad St ending at Manhattan Square Park and motorized entries disembarking further down Pitkin.
Once again we offer our traditional award line-up given out to the best of the best parade entries:
MUTHER’S FAVORITE: Cash Award, $300
Best FLOAT unit overall to incorporate the Parade theme.
STONEWALL AWARD: Cash Award, $250
The most imaginative depiction of the Parade theme by a Not-for-profit FLOAT unit.
RAINBOW AWARD: Quarterly, 1/4 page color ad in Empty Closet
The best for-profit business FLOAT unit portraying pride.
COMMUNITY AWARD: Cash Award, $250
The not-for-profit Walking unit (with or without a vehicle) which best exhibits community pride.
RUBY SLIPPER AWARD: Cash Award $150
The most imaginative depiction of Parade theme by a Walking unit (with or without a vehicle).