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2022 Independence Day Parade

2022 Independence Day Parade

Sunday, July 3, 2022


Registration for 2022 is now open! Registration will 

close Friday, May 27, 2022- NO EXCEPTIONS!

Parade Line Up Instructions and Vehicle Tags will be mailed to all participants the week of June 13, 2022.

Click here for Line Up Instructions.

Presented by the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce and brought to you by the City of Crystal Lake, and the Crystal Lake Lions Club we are inviting the community to the Annual Independence Day Parade on Sunday, July 3, 2022 a 1:00pm!

We will adhere to the Covid-19 restrictions based on the State of Illinois' mitigation requirements at the time and date of the event. We may need to limit the number of participants/floats/groups/acts in the parade due to these restrictions.  All entries will be received on a first come, first serve basis and we will use this system to determine who will participate should we need to limit. In the event of cancellation, the Chamber will issue the participants a full refund.

In order to participate in the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade on Sunday, July 3rd, 2022, the Chamber will need the following:

1) Certificate of Liability Insurance - A Certificate of Insurance (COI), is a simple form issued by your insurance company. It includes the types of coverage, the issuing insurance company, your policy number, the named insured, the policy’s effective dates, and the types and dollar amount of limits and deductibles. 

  • The COI must specify: "Participation in the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade on July 3, 2022".  
  • Certificate Holder: Certificate Holder: Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce, 427 W. Virginia St., Crystal Lake,       IL 60014  

2) Hold Harmless Agreement

3) Proof of vehicle insurance (if applicable)

All Certificates of Insurance, Hold Harmless Agreements, and proof of Vehicle Insurance (if applicable) must be signed, dated, and be uploaded/received in the Chamber office by May 27th, 2022.

Click here for a sample COI to forward to your insurance agent.

Click here to download the Crystal Lake Chamber Hold Harmless Agreement 2022.

Parade Marshals:

**************All participants must designate 1 person to serve as Parade Marshal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See below for registering for Parade Marshal:

 The 2022 Grand Marshal!

Nominate someone to be our Parade Grand Marshal!

Interested in Nominating someone from our Community to be our Parade Grand Marshal?  Parade Grand Marshals are honored in our Parade because of their significant contributions helping to make Crystal Lake such a great place to live, work and play through their volunteerism, leadership, service to others, inspiration and heroism.

Click Here for the Parade Grand Marshal Nomination Form!

Would you like to earn 4 volunteer hours? 

We need Parade Marshals! Click here for details! (Must be 18 years or older)

Register here to be a Parade Marshal!

The parade follows its historical 1.8 mile route beginning at City Hall, proceeding down Dole Avenue, and ending at South Elementary School. 

Trophies and new cash prizes will be awarded, as follows:

Showstopper Float $500
1st Place Float$400
2nd Place Float  $300
3rd Place Float  $200
Outstanding Band $200

A special thank you to our Sponsors: 
City of Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake Chamber

Crystal Lake Park District

Crystal Lake Lions Club
Home State Bank

Advocate Aurora Healthsystem
Mercyhealth Healthsystem

100 Woodstock Street

Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States
Event Contact
Kristin Parkin
815-459-1300 ext. 10
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Sunday, July 3, 2022
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