LINE UP and ENTRY instructions for the 2017

For a full list of parade rules (PDF)

All units must be unique and tastefully decorated and conform to the entry description provided on your application. No exceptions!!!!!!!!!!!

Alert: Height Restriction

Due to the newly installed electrical lines for our future Cincinnati Streetcar, no unit may be taller than 14 feet, at its highest point.

Alert: Tracks in the Street

For any participants who are marching, riding bicycles or other vehicles will narrow treads, please be aware of the streetcar tracks that are on much of the parade route.

Weather - Unless the game is cancelled, the parade goes on, rain or shine.

Information Booth

The information booth will be next to the east entrance (Race Street entrance) to Findlay Market. (Same location as last year)

Need any other details, contact us at info@findlaymarketparade.com or call us at 513-500-7554

Findlay Market Opening Day Parade

There are only a few points where vehicles may enter the parade area, PLEASE be sure to go in the CORRECT entry point based on your number in the parade. Special instructions for Horse and Marching Band entries are listed below. Also see attachment (Parade Rules and Regulations.pdf and General Parade Information.pdf) at the bottom of this page for rules.

Units 1 through 60 must be in place and prepared to march by 11:00 A.M.

Units 61 through 120 must be in place and prepared to march by 11:30 A.M. 

Units 121 to the end of the Parade must be in place and prepared to march by 12:00 Noon.

Any support vehicle not participating in the parade, including horse trailers should be unloaded and removed from the line up area by 11:30 A.M.

Absolutely no hand-outs during the parade

There is a Cincinnati City Ordinance that prohibits the distribution of materials from participants in a parade.  This includes free samples and campaign literature. In addition, a distribution during the parade slows down the pace of the parade.  Persons or entries that are observed violating this rule are subject to removal from the parade by any Parade Marshal or police officer. (Police officers may also cite a violator to court.)  Please feel free to pass out materials around Findlay Market and in the staging area prior to the start of the parade.  But if you are observed violating this rule after your unit has begun to move along the parade route, YOU MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE PARADE, and not invited back.

 

LINE UP and ENTRY instructions for the 2017 Findlay Market Opening Day Parade

There are only a few points where vehicles may enter the parade area, PLEASE be sure to go in the CORRECT entry point based on your number in the parade. These instructions DO NOT APPLY to Horse Units or Marching Bands, see below for special instructions for Horses and for Marching Bands.

Entry numbers: Are located on:

2 through 17 Race St, between Liberty and the Market House. Enter on Race St. from McMicken St. Entry point 5 on Map A (PDF).

18 South Parking Lot, between Liberty and the Market House Enter on Race St. from McMicken St. Entry point 5 on Map A (PDF).

20 through 34 The left side of Race St, between the Market House and Findlay St. Enter on Race St. from McMicken St. Entry point 5 on Map A (PDF).

35 through 46 The right side of Race St, between the Market House and Findlay St. Enter on Race St. from McMicken St. Entry point 5 on Map A (PDF).

47 through 56 The right side of Findlay St, between Elm and Race Enter Findlay St from Central Parkway. Entry point 3 on Map A (PDF).

57 through 77 The left side of Race St, between McMicken and Findlay St. Enter on Race St. from McMicken St. Entry point 5 on Map A (PDF).

78 through 92 The right side of Race St, between McMicken and Findlay St. Enter on Race St. from McMicken St. Entry point 5 on Map A (PDF).

93 through 101 The left side of Findlay St, between Elm and Race Enter Findlay St from Central Parkway. Entry point 3 on Map A (PDF).

103 through 111 Henry St, between Elm and Race Enter on Elm St. from McMicken St. Entry point 4 on Map A (PDF).

112 through 126 The right side of Elm St. between Henry St and Findlay St Enter from McMicken St. Entry point 4 on Map A (PDF).

128 through 142 The left side of Elm St. between Henry St and Findlay St Enter from McMicken St. Entry point 4 on Map A (PDF).

143 through 158 The right side of Elm St. between McMicken and Henry St Enter from McMicken St. Entry point 4 on Map A (PDF).

159 through 176 The left side of Elm St. between McMicken and Henry St Enter from McMicken St. Entry point 4 on Map A (PDF).

177 through 183 Are on Elm St. between Elder and Findlay St, and must enter from Liberty St with the Band Busses. Entry point 1 on Map A (PDF).

184 through 189 Are on Green St.  Enter Elm Street, from Liberty and turn right on Green St. Entry point 1 on Map A (PDF).

 

HORSE ENTRIES

Horse entries have an H after their lineup number, and are lined up on either Green St, Elder St (east of the Market), or Findlay Street (east of Race St). They will be entered in to the lineup following the entry that has the number before it. For example, if the horse entry is number 19H, they follow entry 18. This is different than how we have done it in the past.

Horse entries enter from Vine Street, at either entry point 1, 6, 7 or 8, depending on where they are assigned. They must unload their trailers and send the trailers out of the parade area, down Race St and left on 5th St. to the demarshalling area in front of the Taft Theater. Police officers and parade marshals will be there to direct them to a safe place to wait for their riders.

#Staging locationOrganization NameEntry Point
19 HElder StWegman's Tally Ho5
19 HElder StCinFed Tally Ho5
19 HElder StTall Tails Carriage / Old St Mary?s5
25 HGreen St, eastCincinnati Reds Community Fund8
26 HElder StMyron Bowling Auctioneers, Inc.5
37 HFindlay StClassic Coachman Farm3
52 HElder StWeidemann Brewing Co5
63 HFindlay StMiami Valley Gaming3
71 HFindlay StWells Fargo3
79 HGreen St, eastOhio Horseman?s Council8
88 HFindlay StKroger Co.3
106 HFindlay StFreking Myers & Reul3
116 HGreen St, eastBoone Co Elite 4H Equestrian Drill Team8
131 HFindlay StGreat Parks of Hamilton County3

 

MARCHING BANDS

Bands lineup on the sides of the market house and follow the unit with the number before them. Where a band is numbered, for instance, 43B, they follow entry 42. This is different than how we have done it in the past.

Band busses enter the parade area from Liberty St onto Elm St. They unload the band members at the Market House, then depart by going up Elm and turning left on Findlay St, then left on Central Parkway.

We recommend taking Central Parkway all the way down until the Parkway turns left, then make a right on Race St. They need to be out of the parade area by 11AM, so they can get down Race St and not get caught in the street closings that begin before the parade starts. Continue down Race St, then left on 5th St over to the demarshalling area in front of the Taft Theater. Police officers and parade marshals will be there to direct them to a safe place to wait for their riders.

#OrganizationEntry Point
16 BFranklin County High School Band 
22 BEast Central Trojan Band & Guard 
21 BSimon Kenton High School 
43 BAiken High School Band 
48 BBatavia High School Marching band 
59 BClermont Northeastern Marching Rockets 
68 BGoshen High School 
75 BGlen Este and Amelia HS Marching Bands 
84 BNorwood High School Marching Band 
95 BWinton Woods High School 
102 BMt Auburn Intern'l Academy Marching Bulldog Express 
109 BHughes high school drumline and diamondnetts 
113 BWestern Hills Campus Marching Band 
127 BOak Hills High School Highlander Marching Band 
135 BSouth Dearborn High School Marching Band 
140 BLittle Miami High School Marching Band 
145 BBoone County High School 
150 BClark Montessori 
155 BJac Cen Del Band 
162 BThomas More College 
167 BMcNicholas High School Band 
175 BNorth College Hill HS Marching Band 

 

ENTRY POINTS

Point #At the intersection of:
1Liberty and Elm, go North on Elm from Liberty.
2Central Parkway and Elder, go East on Elder.
3Central Parkway and Findlay, go East on Findlay.
4McMicken and Elm, go South on Elm from McMicken.
5McMicken and Race, go South on Race from McMicken.
6Vine and Findlay, go West on Findlay
7Vine and Elder, go West on Elder
8Vine and Green, go West on Elder