Strike up the band, dress up the kids & light up your float! For the fifth year running the Vintage Festival parade will be held Saturday night. Gather your family and friends, get your soccer team, shine up the car in the garage under the tarp and join in the fun of our good old fashioned parade. Be creative! Entries can be individuals, groups or local businesses. Non-profits are encouraged to join the parade and show Sonoma the great work they do, there is no registration fee for non-profits. If you’re not in the parade then come on down and join in the fun on the Plaza cheering the parade participants on! The Vintage Festival Hospitality Tent will be open until 7pm and you can purchase glowing goodies there or bring your own. This is a tradition for all ages to enjoy and take part in. Bands and horses are welcome! Parade starts at 8pm. Prizes are for best use of lights (one) and also for best entrant in each division.
2018 Parade Winners
Floats – Sonoma Girl Scouts
Motorized Vehicles – Filmore Wine
Kids Group – Sassarini Elementary School
Walkers – Girl Scout Troop 11029 (from Coffey Park)
Entry Fee: $25 per class
Application deadline: September 15th
Applications must be received by the deadline date or a $10 late fee will be assessed.
Marching bands and walking groups must be organized and stay together during parade route. Parade starts at 8pm. Top prize will be awarded in each Division. Due to the late nature of this parade, winners will be notified via phone and announced on the Music Stage the following day.
Division 1 – Floats
Must be a motor vehicle or horse drawn.
Division 2 – Motorized Vehicle (non-floats)
Individual cars, car groups, motorcycles, anitque/classic cars, show cars/hot rods.
Division 3 – Non Motorized (non-floats)
Farm tractor/equipment, animal drawn wagon, other.
Division 4 – Mounted
Color Guard, mounted citizen group, mounted police, other.
Division 5 – Walkers
Marching Band, walking group, other.
Division 6 – Kids Group
Group of kids 14 years old and under.
The parade will begin at the Veterans building east parking lot and travel south down First St. East, turning right onto East Spain St and marching past the Sonoma Barracks and several local restaurants and businesses, then will make a right turn onto First St. West and finish in the Veterans building west parking lot across from the Sonoma PD.
The Vets Hall parking lot will be open at 5pm for all parade entries. Check in will begin at 6pm. The streets on the parade route will close by 7:30pm so it is recommend you arrive at the staging area no later than 7 PM. Looking forward to a great parade and seeing all your glowing entries! Thank you for participating and supporting the Vintage Festival.