The annual Croaker Festival Parade, starting at 10am on Saturday morning, always promises to be as festive, fun, patriotic, and exciting.
Want to join in the fun?
Fill out the Parade Entry form below!
Parade Master Paul Fairbank organizes the more than 100 parade entries which march from the corner of Broad Street at Ragan Road. They travel down Broad Street, turn left on Hodges Street, left again on South Street, ending at the Croaker Festival site.
The lineup includes decorated floats, vintage cars, patriotic and service groups, girl scouts, boy scouts, fire engines, tractors, motorcycles, scooters, golf carts, music, the Miss Minnows, and of course the Croaker Queen and her court.
Prizes for the entrants are awarded by the Ladies of the Neuse, always for categories that are improptu and inventive.
We thank all of the folks who participate and help to make this such a grand parade truly befitting of Croaker Festival’s 40+ year history!
Parade entries can sign up as late as
Wednesday July 3rd at noon.
Contact our Parade Master Paul Fairbank at (252) 249-DOCK (3625)
Or stop by Village Hardware (252) 249-1211 for more information and form pickup.
Notes to Participants:
- Parade starts at 10:00 am sharp!
- Lineup begins at 9:00 am on Ragan Road however, you will be contacted by phone for position and arrival time.
- Important!! Enter parade lineup from Neuse River Drive. Please do not enter from Ragan Road as it makes a terrible mess. For units staging at the Church, please turn on Sea View (by the old Town & Country), then right at the stop sign to the Church.
- We will call you with lineup position 2 days before the parade!