Childrens Parade Banner The Fishers Freedom Festival’s Children’s Parade sponsored by Community Health Network is a great opportunity for children to dress up and decorate their bikes, tricycles, wagons or strollers in a patriotic manner and be rewarded for their artistic ability and creativity in celebration of our nation’s freedom. There is no cost to participate.

This year’s children’s parade will be on Sunday, June 29th at Holland Park (1 Park Drive). The participant line-up and judging will be held from 9 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. and the parade beginning promptly at 10:00 A.M. The parade route will travel Ellipse Parkway a majority of the way around and conclude on the east side of the park.

The parade will be organized into three categories beginning with bicycles, next will be tricycles/Big Wheels, and ending with strollers and wagons. Motorized cycles or scooters are not permitted in the parade.

Trophies for first and second place will be awarded for the “best decorated” in each of the three parade categories. The winners will receive their trophies at the conclusion of the parade. Each child will receive a goodie bag at the finish line for their participation in the parade.

Approximately 350 children participated in last year’s parade while hundreds of family and friends cheered them on. Parents are welcome to participate with their child in the parade to promote fun for the entire family.

Children's Parade Route Children need to be dropped off at Sunblest Boulevard on the east side of Holland Park at Ellipse Parkway. They must walk to the starting point at Holland Drive and Ellipse Parkway. Please do not drop your children off at Ellipse Parkway Holland Drive. Children can be picked up on the grassy area just south of the intersection. Please do not block the intersection with your vehicles for you and your child’s safety.

The mission of the Fishers Freedom Festival is to encourage fellowship through civic partnerships and citizen involvement by creating a safe environment, developing needed community services, promoting family integrity and striving to improve the quality of life for every resident by investing in human potential.

In celebration of our 20th anniversary, this year’s theme is “20 Years Are Great in 2008.” The Fishers Freedom Festival is always in need of volunteers at different levels of participation. For more information on volunteering or about the festival, please visit www.FishersFreedomFestival.org, email freedomfestival@sbcglobal.net, visit 8601 East 116th Street in Fishers or call 317-595-3195.