LINE UP and ENTRY instructions for the 2016

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 2016 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:

1 through 16 Race St, between Liberty and the Market House. Enter on Race St. from McMicken St. Entry point 5 on Map A (PDF).

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

18 through 32 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).

33 through 45 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).

46 through 55 The right side of Findlay St, between Elm and Race Enter Findlay St from Central Parkway. Entry point 3 on Map A (PDF).

56 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 93 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).

94 through 105 The left side of Findlay St, between Elm and Race Enter Findlay St from Central Parkway. Entry point 3 on Map A (PDF).

106 through 120 Henry St, between Elm and Race Enter on Elm St. from McMicken St. Entry point 4 on Map A (PDF).

121 through 137 The right side of Elm St. between Henry St and Findlay St Enter from McMicken St. Entry point 4 on Map A (PDF).

138 through 150 The left side of Elm St. between Henry St and Findlay St Enter from McMicken St. Entry point 4 on Map A (PDF).

152 through 168 The right side of Elm St. between McMicken and Henry St Enter from McMicken St. Entry point 4 on Map A (PDF).

170 through 184 The left side of Elm St. between McMicken and Henry St Enter from McMicken St. Entry point 4 on Map A (PDF).

185 through 191 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).

 

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
22 HElder StWegman's Tally Ho7
23 HElder StBob Evans Tally Ho7
44 HGreen St, eastCincinnati Reds Community Fund8
52 HGreen St, eastYoung Guns 4-H Drill Team8
65 HElder StWeidemann, Geo Brewing Co7
85 HElder StMyron Bowling Auctioneers, Inc.7
96 HFindlay StKroger Co.6
113 HElder StOriental Wok & Chinese Music Society/Feasty7
121 HFindlay StClassic Coachman Farm6
132 HFindlay StWells Fargo6
141 HGreen St, westRenegade Equestrian Drill Team1
151 HFindlay StFreking Myers & Reul6
162 HFindlay StGreat Parks of Hamilton County6
169 HFindlay StLiberty Carriage Services6

 

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
4 B338th United States Army Reserve Command Band5
27 BSouth Dearborn HS Marching Band1
40 BJac Cen Del Band1
49 BBadin Rocks3
57 BFranklin County High School Band1
68 BClermont Northeastern Marching Rockets1
73 BWestern Hills Campus Marching Band1
81 BEast Central Trojan Band & Guard / EC Dancers1
91 BArlington "All-Brass" Marching Band1
101 BNorth College Hill HS Marching Band1
109 BMadison Marching Cubs1
116 BOak Hills Marching Band1
126 BLittle Miami High School Marching Band1
136 BGoshen High School1
145 BAiken High School Band1
158 BBoone County HS Marching Band1
166 BRoger Bacon Rhythm and Blues Rock Band4
176 BGreenfield McClain Marching Band and Tigerettes1

 

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