The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2022 Electric Light Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Patriotic Spirit and American Dreams!”
The parade will begin at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 3 at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave. It will travel south on Solano Drive, east on Hadley Avenue, and end at Maag Softball Complex.
Commercial and non-commercial groups, and car and motorcycle clubs are encouraged to participate. Car, vehicle, and motorcycle clubs are limited to 20 vehicles. There are no entry or participation fees, and some restrictions apply. Trophies will be awarded for first through third place in the commercial and non-commercial categories, and a best overall float trophy. Floats will be judged on originality, depiction of the theme, and effective use of lights. No bicycles, walkers, single ATV’s/UTV’s or single vehicles permitted.
For parade application packets, contact Crystal Copper, firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration begins April 29 and the deadline to enter this year’s Electric Light Parade is June 24 at 5 p.m., no exceptions. A meeting for participants will be held at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center to outline parade details on June 30. Meeting attendance is required for those driving float vehicles and organizers of car/vehicle clubs to participate. Details will be provided in Parade Application Packet.
For information, call the Recreation Section at 575/541-2454.