The Mile Long Hometown Parade begins at 1 p.m. with more than 100 units – floats, marching bands, bagpipes, horses, dogs, sports teams, military units, local non-profs and businesses.
Win $1,000 for the most Humorous Entry! For a third year the Buxton-Ellis award is up for grabs. If a non-profit organization wins, they can keep the money. A for-profit entry must designate a non-profit recipient. Long-time parade announcers John Ellis and his team will judge the competition.
As in years past, we expect thousands of people to line the one-mile parade route to watch this wonderful small-town event unfold. It’s a good thing that people come from all over Kitsap and Seattle to see the parade because so many islanders are in it!
Parade Applications will be sent out by the end of April. They are just $30 for non-profits and neighborhood groups; $40 for commercial enterprises and/or politicians. There is no cost for military units.