Parade Participation

Are you interested in being in this year's parade?

This year's Parade theme of "Bicycles on The Alameda" calls for all manner of bicyclists and bicycles in the Parade!

Applications are required for bicyclists, bicycle clubs, bicycle units, vehicles, walking groups, musical groups, marching units, floats, and equestrian units and they must be submitted by June 20, 2016. Only individuals on bikes, scooters, strollers or roller skates will be allowed to be "walk-in" units that can show up and sign up the morning of the parade.
Here is how you can participate:

  • Contact us to get involved!
  • Fill out the 2016 Parade Unit Application (download PDF) or call (408) 436-8581 to request an application be mailed to you.
  • 2016 Float Application (download PDF )
  • 2016 Bike Walk Release (download PDF)

  • Send it via email to:

    Or mail to:
    Rose, White & Blue Parade
    919 The Alameda
    San Jose, CA 95126

    All entries must be approved to participate in the Parade. The Parade Entries Committee will decide if your submission fits the criteria for our parade. If your entry is selected, we will send you an email or letter of entry confirmation for the 2016 parade. To be chosen you must be entertaining! You must be something that people would not see any day on the street. Also, you must be capable of moving down the street at about 2 miles/hour for almost two miles. Entries that promote political, religious, social, economic or personal agendas will not be accepted. Please note these special guidelines for groups: Participant Age Restrictions: There must be a least one adult escort for every six children under the age of 13 years. Identification Signs: Identification banners are encouraged for entries in the parade. Please limit banner size to no larger than 3'x10'. Only confirmed parade sponsors and/or parade participant organization logos will be permitted.

    Bikes and Trikes

    Decorate and ride your bikes and trikes! We encourage you to use your creativity to dress and decorate in roses, red, white, & blue. We will have some decorations available the morning of the parade if you need them. Plan to arrive at 8:30 am to decorate and be ready to ride by 10:00 am. Parents will need to fill-out an application the morning of the parade. Young children will need an adult to walk or ride along-side the young riders.

    Bike Walk Release 2016 (download the pdf)

    Float information
    If you are interested entering a float, complete a 2016 Float Application (download the pdf) as well as the 2016 Parade Unit Application.

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