Parade Participant Information
Community organizations, businesses, individuals and politicians are all welcome (politicians, you must be 'fun'). If you're in the Miners Day parade, please become familiar with the parade rules (below) and be there on time for the lineup in Swede Alley.
Want to be in the parade?
The parade is open to all. Entries for Park City’s annual Miners Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 4th are now open. It will be the 127th running of the community’s historic parade down Main Street to City Park. It’s all a part of the Park City Rotary Club’s Miners Day Festival. The parade is open to all from politicians to non-profits, commercial companies to individuals – even dogs!
Parade entry fees range from free for government/military organizations up to $100 for political entries. Nonprofit or non-commercial organizations are $25. Entries are accepted up to Thursday, August 31 at 5:00 p.m. Simply complete the online Miners’ Day Parade Registration form.
MINERS DAY PRIZES
The Park City Rotary Club will distribute $5,000 in prizes for winning entries in the Miners Day parade. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded in each of five different categories. Each category prize will be split 50/50 between the parade entry organization and a 501(c)3 charitable organization of their choice operating in Summit County (nonprofit Summit County parade entries may keep 100%). An overall points score will be tallied by parade judges in each category except Fan Favorite. Commercial entries (businesses) and community entries (schools, clubs, groups, individuals, nonprofit organizations) may compete in these five categories:
Best Mining Theme
Parade entry that presents the best representation of Park City's mining history.
Best Overall Commercial Entry
Commercial parade entry that entertains and promotes Miners' Day heritage (open to for-profit commercial businesses).
Best Overall Community Entry
Community entry that entertains and promotes Miners' Day heritage (open to groups, clubs, schools, individuals, nonprofit organizations).
A special category for those who make it fun & funky!
What do the people think? The Fan Favorite is determined by the votes of parade attendees. If you're watching the parade, watch for our balloting guidance!
MINERS DAY PARADE RULES
On behalf of the Park City Rotary Club, we welcome your participation in this year's Miners Day Parade. Please read the following guidelines which must be followed for a safe and fun experience for all.
1. Please have your vehicle(s) in place on Swede Alley by 9:30am. Your people should arrive by 10:00am.
2. Check in for your parade position at the Parade Official’s table located on Swede Alley. While there you will receive a number designation to attach to your entry.
3. Please tape your parade entry number to the middle of your car, float, entry, for the ease of announcers and judges. Announcing occurs from the Deck at 505 Main Street and again at the 9th Avenue turn.
4. Parade begins at 11:00 am sharp, rain or shine.
5. The Parade route is down Main Street, turning left on 9th Avenue, then right onto Park Avenue. The parade ends on Park Avenue near the entrance to City Park. All parade entries MUST continue down Park Avenue. You can NOT enter City Park. You may drop off at 7-11 and will only be allowed 30 seconds to disembark.
6. Please – NO alcohol allowed, either in or on parade floats and entries.
7. NO items may be “thrown” from any float, person, walker, vehicle or parade entry. NO exceptions. Approved items may be “handed” to spectators only – in direct hand-to-hand fashion. Approved items could include flyers, coupons, small logoed items, small candies, sealed bottles of water. Violators will be stopped by the Park City Police Department and asked to leave the parade route immediately.
8. NO water devices such as squirt guns, water pistols, water balloons will be allowed, either in or on parade entries.
9. Children MUST be under adult supervision at all times.
10. Please pick-up all trash created by you on Swede Alley, the parade route and in the area you tear down your float/entry.
11. All groups with horses or other animals must have a plan in place to remove animal waste along the parade route.
12. All parade entries will be reviewed and subject to approval prior to parade day. Please be clear on your parade application.
13. Parade participants shall indemnify and hold harmless the Rotary Club of Park City, the officers, the members, and affiliates from and against any and all claims, damages, demands and liabilities of any nature, including all costs and expenses including attorney’s fees, for or on account of all injuries or death or any person or on account of all damages to property of any kind whether tangible or intangible, or loss of use resulting therefrom, proximately caused by the negligence or the comparative negligence of the Rotary Club of Park City, its officers, members, and affiliates in the performance of obligations under this Agreement and/or arising out of any activity related to this Agreement.