PARADE PARTICIPANT GENERAL INFORMATION
Please remember to wear weather appropriate clothing and use sunscreen. We do our best to move the parade along. If your group is performing, please maintain a forward motion so the groups behind you are not delayed. If your group needs to stop to perform, you may only perform in front of the grand stands located on Broad Street in front of Town Hall. Please be considerate of those groups marching behind you and limit the time of your performance.
All parade participants must park their vehicles in one of the following parking lots:
1. Windsor High School parking lot near the tennis courts
2. Sage Park Middle School (overflow parking lot)
Parking is limited so please make every effort to carpool.
Staging Area – Windsor High School (50 Sage Park Rd)
Staging will begin at 10:30 a.m. all parade vehicles should approach the staging area from Sage Park Road. The staging parking lot is limited to those vehicles participating in the parade or participants transporting large equipment for the parade. No exceptions will be made. The safety of children is our main priority. Please drive slowly and obey parade committee member’s instructions in the staging area.
Staging begins at 10:30 AM
Parade begins at 11:30 AM (promptly)
Absolutely no throwing or handing out candy or literature, etc into the crowd of spectators. THE DANGER OF A CHILD BEING RUN OVER WHILE CHASING CANDY THROWN FROM A PARADE VEHICLE IS SERIOUS. THE WINDSOR POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL STRICTLY ENFORCE THIS RULE! And most literature ends up on the ground.
This is a family event. Please be considerate of the spectators when it comes to noise. Extremely loud vehicles, music or bands or are not welcome to participate. Also, lyrics to songs must be appropriate for all ages.
The parade starts at Windsor High School and heads east onto Capen St., then a left onto Broad Street and proceeds north to the center of town. The parade will end by taking a hard right onto the Broad St. annex. Some parade participants (in vehicles) may take a left towards Bloomfield Ave. The length of the parade route is 1 mile.
Return to High School
To return to the high school take a left onto Bloomfield Ave and proceed to and turn left onto Cookhill Rd., then turn left onto Capen Street which will return you to the high school parking lot.
Directions to Windsor High School
I-91 to exit 36 (Park Avenue, Rte. 178) at the bottom of the ramp go east on Park Avenue (left if you were southbound OR right if you were northbound). Continue on Park Avenue east until the 4th left - Sage Park Rd. Follow Sage Park Rd. for ¼ mile, you will see the Windsor High School campus on the right.
Only those vehicles participating in the parade or carrying large equipment are allowed to continue onto the high school campus. Parade participants will be directed to park in the WHS tennis court parking lot. Parade committee members will be on the high school campus to inform you of your parade position.