Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Spotify
RAM NCFR Ticket Update
Home > Attractions > Parades


Independence Day Parade

The Greeley Stampede 4th of July parade is a traditional event that brings families back year after year. The parade showcases over 120 entries and attracts tens of thousands of eager spectators. Floats, bands and equestrian entries from all over Colorado and many surrounding states come together to celebrate our Nation’s Independence and Colorado’s Western heritage. The parade runs north along historic 10th Avenue starting amidst the beautiful University of Northern Colorado campus at 19th Street and ending on 5th Street beyond historic Lincoln Park. The parade kicks off at 9 a.m. sharp on Saturday, July 4th and will be led by this year’s Grand Marshals. We look forward to seeing you along the route.

2020 Theme: Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue!

Parade Application

Online Application

2019 Results

Parade entries were judged throughout the parade based on theme, craftsmanship, animation and special effects, proportions and presentation, public appeal, and ingenuity. The winners include the following:

First Place - University of Colorado, Outdoor Pursuits
Second Place - Realty One Real Estate Agents
Third Place - iHeart Media

Independence Day Parade Route

Parade Entry FAQs

When will applications be available to enter the 2020 Greeley Stampede 4th of July Parade?

Applications will open on Saturday, February 1st!

What is the deadline to submit an application to enter the 2020 Greeley Stampede 4th of July Parade?

Wednesday, June 10th at 4:00 pm.

What is the fee to enter the parade?

$110.00 – Car Club = more than five vehicles ($110 if your payment is received by May 31, 2020. $140 if your payment is received from June 1, 2020 through June 10th)

$95.00 – all other entries ($95 if your payment is received by May 31, 2020. $125 if your payment is received from June 1, 2020 through June 10, 2020)

What insurance is required to enter the parade?

All entries must provide the Greeley Independence Stampede with a Certificate of Liability Insurance in the amount of $500,000. This certificate must show the Greeley Independence Stampede as an additional insured. A current insurance certificate for each vehicle to be entered in the parade must also be included.

How big can my entry be?

Maximum height to clear the powerlines is 13 feet. Maximum length cannot exceed 70 feet.

Equine Inquiries:

All hitches must have two outriders. Street sweepers will be provided but follow-up pooper scoopers are appreciated.

Marching Band Inquiries:

Marching Bands must complete a separate application (Marching Band Application found on the Parade Application page) that must be received by June 1st, 2020. The first three marching bands to be accepted into the parade will receive a $1,000 honorarium.

Parade Contact

Questions about the up-coming 2020 Greeley Stampede 4th of July Parade? Contact Parades Chair, Kent Heckel. parades@greeleystampede.org

Daily Parade in the Park

The daily parade will take place every day at 6pm and features the Wells Ranch longhorns, Noble Energy Hitch and other sponsor and community partners. Make sure to have your camera ready to snap some photos as the parade goes around the park and finished right by the Stampede Arena. Interested in a Stampede exclusive experience? Call the Stampede office to find out how you can ride a wagon in the Daily Parade in the Park! 970-356-7787.

Longhorn Cattle

Parade longhorn cattle are presented by Wells Ranch. See these majestic creatures in the Daily Parade in the Park, on display at the Livestock Barn, and leading the 4th of July Parade.
Wells Ranch
  • Copyright ©2020, Greeley Stampede. All Rights Reserved.
  • Follow us  
  • Follow on Facebook  
  • Follow on Twitter
  • Powered by  
Back to
RAM NCFR Ticket Update