Thank you for your interest in participating in NEBRASKAland DAYS on Parade. We would love to see as much engagement as possible from the entire state! We are specifically asking for more marching band participation and a float from each county.

The 2021 Parade will be held Saturday, June 19, starting at 1 p.m. All entry forms and entry fees must be turned in to the NEBRASKAland DAYS office by June 3, 2021.

Please submit your entry online using the form at the bottom of this page.  You may pay online or via check made payable to NEBRASKAland DAYS, Inc and mailed to:

NEBRASKAland DAYS, Inc
2801 Charlie Evans Drive
North Platte, NE 69101

Or you may use this mail-in entry form:  Mail-in Parade Entry Form


PARADE INFORMATION

This year’s parade theme is Reboot.  The COVID-19 virus shut down most of our 2020 NEBRASKAland DAYS events and we are excited to bring the best of Nebraska back for 2021.  In true mid-western fashion, our vision of the theme is more cowboy boot than computer.  That’s right.  We are putting our boots back on and ready to celebrate!

Thursday, June 3, 2021 Complete are entries due Thursday, June 3, 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021 Expect a parade packet to be emailed to you, unless otherwise specified

Saturday, June 19, 2021 Parade line up begins at 11 a.m. Route is yet to be determined

All entries must be in place by 12:15 p.m.

Parade begins at 1 p.m.

Helpful Tips:

  1. Plan ahead and be ready, expect a delay when lining up in the parade route
  2. Inform your float participants of the rules. They will be enforced, and actions will be taken
  3. Entry descriptions should be 20 seconds in length. Try to make descriptions two sentences
    NEBRASKAland DAYS reserves the right to alter any parade description if it is too long
  4. Your entry number will be provided to you
  5. Please return entry number to:

NEBRASKAland DAYS, Inc.
2801 Charlie Evans Drive
North Platte, NE 69101

  1. On parade day, entries will be placed on a first-come, first-served basis. Late entries will be put at the
    end of the parade line-up. No exceptions.

PARADE RULES

Rules are subject to change including but not limited to new parade format, route or cancellation due to government directed health measures. Any new rules will be emailed to all entries.

  1. All entries must submit a complete entry form with signed waivers and the $15 entry fee
  2. All entries are due by June 3, 2021. No exceptions
  3. All entries are limited to 3 motorized vehicles, of which (1) must comply with float theme and be
    pulled by one of the three vehicles listed in the entry
  4. All routines (dance, cheer and riding) shall not exceed 30 seconds. Parade movement cannot be delayed because of repeated/extended performance of routines. Routines may only be performed at directed review sites.
  5. Riding units are limited to organized and uniformed riding groups
  6. Horses must be of calm nature and not frightened by noise or excitement
  7. Maintain all intervals through parade route and be mindful of gaps
  8. Cars for dignitaries must be antique cars, convertibles, or horse drawn buggies

GENERAL RULES

  1. Do not throw candy or other items. Candy may only be handed out
  2. Candy may not be handed out before entry passes 4th and Bryan westbound
  3. Drinking alcoholic beverages of any kind on public streets is against the law and prohibited
  4. Please be on time. Plan if your entry requires more time to prepare.
  5. Political officials may campaign in the parade. Issue driven entries are prohibited.

Please keep safety in mind for everyone! If these rules are not abided by, the entry will be asked to stop their actions, may be removed from the parade, or may be banned from next year’s parade. We will strictly enforce these rules. These rules are to prevent injury. Please join us in creating a fun and safe NEBRASKAland DAYS parade.

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“This year’s parade theme is Reboot.   In true mid-western fashion, our vision of the theme is more cowboy boot than computer.  That’s right.  We are putting our boots back on and ready to celebrate!”