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Independence Day 2015

Celebrate America's Independence with a day and evening full of family friendly fun activities, and events in City Park.

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Celebrate America's independence by creating an entry that captures the patriotism of the 4th of July! Your entry could be a winner of one of the following awards: Best Overall, Second and Third.

The Fourth of July Parade is an entertainment event, designed to appeal to families and to bring the community together. The parade will not be a forum for intolerance or political or social messages or statements. As a component of the parade, some of the parade units will honor the cultural and ethnic diversity of the community. As the parade producer, the City of Fort Collins will make decisions at its sole discretion as to the content, design and participants selected to appear in the parade.

How to Apply

  1. Submit your Parade Application online by Friday, June 19, 2015. (link to parade application)
  2. Submit your non-refundable parade fee to the City of Fort Collins-Recreation Department no later than Friday, June 26, 2015.
  • Non-Profit: $50 (must provide proof of non-profit status with payment)
  • Business Entries: $100
  • Marching Bands are welcome at no cost

Payments can be submitted by check by being mailed to or dropped off at:

Jami McMannes
City of Fort Collins-Recreation
215 N. Mason Street, 3rd Floor
PO Box 280
Fort Collins, CO 80522

If you prefer to be invoiced, please note this in your application.

For questions, contact Jami McMannes at 970.221.6358 or .

More information coming soon!


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