Be Your Favorite Cartoon, Comic Book Character in 2013 Founders Festival Parade
Registration is limited to 70 parade entries for the July 20 event.
If you ever wanted to portray your favorite cartoon or comic book character, this year's Downtown Farmington Founders Festival Parade will give you the chance to live your dream.
Download a Downtown Farmington Founders Festival Parade application at www.foundersfestival.com and then make plans to build a float or march as a group with fellow non-profit or business employees. Of course, there will also be schools and city government parade participants.
Everyone enjoys a parade. Wouldn’t it be fun to be in one? One requirement is that entries must adhere to the theme of Cartoons & Comic Books and be fully decorated or costumed.
“For those who are still kids at heart, this parade will bring back memories as well as create new ones for you and your family,” said parade committee member Debbie Nogle.
The parade is limited to 70 entries, first-come, first-served. Applications received beyond the first 70 will be wait-listed, so get your application in early if you want to march or ride down Grand River Avenue Saturday morning, July 20, 2013.
According to Annette Knowles, who co-chairs the event with her husband, Mark Knowles, “Our goal this year is to entertain parade-watchers. The theme is a natural fit for all age groups. We hope the community gets excited by the opportunity to have fun with the theme. The options are endless.”
New and exciting attractions planned for this year’s Founders Festival include:
- Whispering Pines Mobile Zoo, Michigan’s largest mobile animal exhibit
- Rock-n-Roll K-9’s Performance Team, providing good family fun entertainment
- “Animal Magic,” a non-profit dedicated to exotic wildlife conservation and life science education
- Photosoniq.com – not just a photo booth…an experience!
Festival dates to keep in mind:
- Thursday, July 18, 2013 – Pre-Glow in the evening
- Friday, July 19, 2013 – Hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Saturday, July 20, 2013 – Hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
by Pat Shelton, Farmington Downtown Development Authority press corps