The bigger, the better! We invite everyone to participate in the parade. We hope to see:

  • Decorated Power Wheels / Doll Carriages / Bikes / Wagons: This is especially fun for younger children! Encourage your child to decorate their doll carriage, bike, wagon (or other vehicle) and join the parade. Children will gather at the Charlton Market parking lot approximately 1 hour before the parade to have their decorated entries judged. Then, they will join the parade at approximately the half-way point. Polka Dot the Clown will be on hand to organize children at Charlton Market at 3 p.m.
  • Floats: Organizations (including churches) will enter floats - floats may be as elaborate as a decorated flat-bed or as simple as any interesting, decorated vehicle. The more colorful, the better. A little music is always nice.
  • Marching units: Perhaps your organizations could form a special drill team for the occasion.
  • Equestrian units: Horses help to make a parade. Let's see more of Charlton's finest!
  • Automobiles: If you have an interesting older or classic car, show us! Perhaps you would like to provide transportation for a dignitary.
  • Costumed characters: If you are not afraid to entertain the citizens of Charlton by appearing in a special costume, come and walk the parade!