As the unofficial start of the ten-day Illinois State Fair each year, the Twilight Parade marches through Springfield to mark the annual showcase of Illinois agriculture.
Those interested in participating in this year’s parade and Marching Band Competition must act soon – the deadline to enter is July 6th.
This year’s Fair theme is “Family Fun for Everyone,” and applicants will be screened based on entertainment value and conformance to the theme.
Entrants must complete an application to participate and return it with a description and drawing or photograph of the proposed entry. And there are prizes to be had.
The parade takes place on Preview Day, August 9th at 6pm.