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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 130 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 Tuesday, July 4th and will be led by this year’s Grand Marshals. We look forward to seeing you along the route.

Thanks for another unforgettable 4th of July, Greeley! Applications for the 2019 Independence Day Parade will be available in January.


2018 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:

Best Band: Greeley All City Band
Most Patriotic: Evans VFW Post 6624
Best Float: Pirate Radio
Best Equestrian: Freedom Riders


Independence Day Parade Route


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Parade Entry FAQs

When will applications be available to enter the 2018 Greeley Stampede 4th of July Parade?

Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 9:00am

What is the deadline to submit an application to enter the 2018 Greeley Stampede 4th of July Parade?

Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 5:00pm

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, 2017. $130 if your payment is received from June 1, 2017 through June 16th)

$95.00 – all other entries ($95 if your payment is received by May 31, 2017. $115 if your payment is received from June 1, 2017 through June 16, 2017)

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, 2018. Awards are given to the Top 3 bands and honorariums are available for the first 4 bands to enter.

Past Parade Photos


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.

Parade Contact

Questions about the up-coming 2018 Greeley Stampede 4th of July Parade? Contact Parades Chair, Kent Heckel, by emailing parades@greeleystampede.org or call the Stampede office at (970)356-7787.
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