Join the State of Maine Bicentennial Parade

01 Jan 2020 1:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

TO MAINE's HISTORICAL SOCIETIES AND MUSEUMS:

 

The Maine Bicentennial Parade Committee invites you to consider joining us at the STATE OF MAINE BICENTENNIAL PARADE in Auburn and Lewiston on SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020!

 

This is Maine’s parade – a truly state-wide event, and a signature event of the Maine Bicentennial Commission. We expect a large number of participants and spectators from across the state and hope you and your organization will be among them.

 

How can you support and be a part of the Bicentennial Parade?

 

1. PARTICIPATE IN THE PARADE ON A FLOAT!

As you can imagine, a parade of this caliber is going to attract of ton of interest. To ensure that the whole state has representation, we have secured a spot for each of the 16 counties. To make sure your town is represented on your Counties Float, reach out to your town manager/ administrator and work directly with your county manager to get everything lined up. We are also excited to announce the forming of the STATE OF MAINE BICENTENNIAL BAND. We invite musicians of all ages (13+) from across the state to join us to perform in the Bicentennial Parade.

 

The parade theme is Celebrate Maine. All participants must prominently display decorations that align with this theme and with the mission of the Maine Bicentennial Commission. Visit our parade website for all the details: www.maine200parade.com.

 

2.  ORGANIZE A BUS TRIP TO THE AREA FOR THE DAY!

What else will there be to do that day? On top of the parade, which kicks off at 10:00 a.m. in Auburn, there will be the second annual Art in the Park, which will include a juried fine art show. Artists, food trucks, a farmer’s market, and other vendors will be available in the park until 2 p.m. There are also TONS of local breweries, restaurants, and trails within walking distance of the parade routes including the new Museum in the Streets plaques that stretch between both Lewiston and Auburn’s downtowns.

 

3. HELP PROMOTE THE PARADE WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY!

The Maine Bicentennial Parade Committee is dedicated to making sure all corners of Maine are present to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event. Make sure you spread the word in your community and encourage everyone to get out and be a part of the excitement. Direct as much “traffic” as you can to WWW.MAINE200PARADE.COM!

 

For more information about parade participation, please reach out to Sabrina Best, Auburn’s Recreation Director at: sbest@auburnmaine.gov or 333-6611.

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