SECTION I Parade Route, Fees, Classes, Awards

​​Fast Facts About the Electric Light Parade

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PARADE ROUTE

The parade will leave North Phoenix Baptist Church heading south on Central. At Camelback the entries will turn east. The parade will proceed to 7th Street where the units will turn south. Entries will continue south on 7th Street ending at Indian School Road.

The parade route is 2 miles. The parade will begin on Central Avenue, just south of the church entrance at Montebello Avenue. All units will stage in the North Phoenix Baptist Church parking lot. At 5:30 p.m., large units will begin to stage on Central, north of the church entrance. De-staging will take place south of Indian School Road on 7th Street and on Indian School Road east and west of 7th Street.


ENTRY FEES AND CLASSES

  • City of Phoenix Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No Charge
  • Marching Band Entry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No Charge
  • Community Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 75.00
  • Non-Profit Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00
  • Government Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00
  • Individual Entry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . $ 75.00
  • Commercial Entry - Business with:
    • Less than 25 employees (small business) . . . . . . $300.00
    • 25 or more employees (large business) . . . . . . . $400.00
    • Performance Unit (limited to 100 participants) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00

​* All checks shall be payable to the CITY OF PHOENIX. Refund request shall be presented in writing. Partial refunds (80%) will be available until November 7, 2014. No refunds after November 7, 2014.


PARADE AWARDS

JUDGING CRITERIA

1. Originality - Creativity and uniqueness of decoration

2. Quality - Workmanship on entry

3. Theme - Recognition of display of parade theme

4. Overall - General appearance, eye appeal, and music


AWARD CATEGORIES

Winners in the categories below will be recognized at the Electric Light Parade Review Party Tuesday, January 13, 2015. In the parade judging only one award per entry will be allowed, with exception of the APS and Mayor's awards, which may be awarded to any entry.