The media is invited to the Children’s Parade on Wednesday, July 27 where kids 12 and under are invited to express their imaginations by parading in costume, riding decorated bikes or other non-motorized transportation in the 8th Annual Children’s Parade presented by ThedaCare. Family members can also join the fun in costumes or by pushing young parade participates in adorned strollers or wagons.
The parade line up begins at 5:15 p.m. in Houdini Plaza. The parade starts at 6 p.m. with participants marching east on College Avenue, turning left on Drew Street and ending in City Park. Prizes will be awarded for individual and group floats for creativity, confidence, imagination and spirit.
After the parade there will be music with 95.9 KISS FM and more family friendly fun in City Park. At dusk “Finding Nemo” will play in Houdini Plaza.
In case of rain the Parade will be moved into The Building for Kids Children’s Museum (BFKCM). Doors will open at 6 p.m. The Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. with kids marching around the BFKCM and showing the judges their float costumes. After the Parade kids and families can enjoy the DJ from 95.9 KISS FM, “Finding Nemo” and face painting.
Children’s Parade is part of Children’s Week, an annual community-wide celebration of kids. Last year more than 7,000 people enjoyed Children’s Week. Money raised through sponsorship and events benefits Appleton Parks & Recreation, the Appleton YMCA and The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, organizations that support kids and families all year long.