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PARADE APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15, 2018

All Application Forms must be postmarked by June 15, 2018, in the case of those sent via US Mail; or received by June 15, 2018, in the case of those faxed, hand-delivered or sent via e-mail.

Participation in the Bel Air Independence Day Parade is by acceptance of application only. We hereby invite you to apply; however, not all applicants may be accepted.

We, the members of the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, have a vision of how our parade should look and feel. Participants in our parade are required to present themselves in a manner that is consistent with this vision. The complete rules describe this in some depth; if you haven't read the complete Parade Rules and Regulations, please select this link to do so.

The Parade Rules and Regulations include information on classifications of units, prizes available, conduct that is required or prohibited, and more; at the end of this form, you will be asked to indicate that you agree to abide by all Parade Rules.

After reading all the Parade Rules and Regulations, please fill out this on-line application form and send it to us by selecting the large green "Submit" button (below).

To help us determine if we will accept you in the parade, and, if then, to help us place you in the parade properly, we need certain information, including how to get in touch with you, and what CATEGORY or KIND of parade unit you will be — marching, say, or riding a horse, or waving at the crowd from a float.

Since we need this information in order to organize the parade AND send you staging instructions, we have required that various fields or answers be filled in before the form will send. These fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Once we receive your application form, we may very well contact you to ask further questions (parades are complicated and sometimes people make mistakes or are unclear in their applications!). Don't worry about that; however, that's why we ask you here for contact information. If we we have a question, but can't contact you, that will probably result in you NOT being accepted into the parade.

A COPY of the information you send us will be sent to the e-mail address you enter on the form. Also, that e-mail address will be the e-address to which we send staging instructions, vehicle passes, etc., if you have been accepted into the parade. PLEASE consider this in terms of "who will receive the information on or about June 22?" You'd be surprised how many times we get calls saying, "Gee, the person who in May filled out the form goes away for the summer and we can't retrieve the info you sent!"

Thank you very much for your interest in our parade! For information on becoming a Parade Sponsor or a contributor to the July 4 festivities, please select this link.

1About You and/or Your Organization
Name of Your Unit *: Classification of your Unit *: Contact Person Information: Best way to reach you *:
2 What CATEGORY of Parade Unit You Will Be
Choose one category *: Number of vehicles you will have IN the parade? * Number of vehicles you will need to DROP OFF YOUR PARADE PARTICIPANTS? * Describe your unit ("A Ford pickup pulling a decorated wagon") *: Please write a BLURB to be read out at the reviewing stand (this can be very simple):
3Previous Parade Participation
Tell Us About It! Have you ever participated in a July 4 Parade in Bel Air heretofore? *
4The Final Step!

Please read the following statements. If you agree with all of them, click the "I here affirm..." button, below. This affirmation is required for your form to be processed, and without it, we cannot accept you into the parade. Then, prove you're a human being, and then select the "Submit" button to submit your form!

  • Authorization: I hereby state that I am authorized to execute this Application Form on behalf of the Applicant and that the information provided by me and/or the Applicant is true and correct, and that my responses are binding upon myself and upon the Applicant.
  • Waiver of Liability: Applicant waives any and all demands, suits, actions, or claims of any kind whatsoever he, she or it has ever had in the past or will have in the future against the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., and its respective servants, agents or employees, for any and all losses, damages, claims, costs or charges of any kind suffered by Applicant as a result, either direct or indirect, of anticipating and/or participating in the Bel Air 4th of July Parade held on July 4, 2018. Furthermore, Applicant shall indemnify and hold harmless the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., and its servants, agents or employees, against any and all claims, suits, actions, costs and demands of any kind made against the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., as a result of Applicant's anticipation of and/or participation in the Bel Air 4th of July Parade on July 4, 2018.
  • Understanding: I understand that participation in the Bel Air Independence Day Committee Bel Air, Maryland, July 4, 2018 parade, is by acceptance of application only, and that not all applications may be accepted. I agree that my application will not be processed until the appropriate fee ($10 or $175) is received, if a fee is applicable according to the classifications. I agree to mail the appropriate fee, via check made out to the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., to P.O. Box 724, Bel Air, MD 21014, by the date set by the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., or to drop off said fee as directed by the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc.
  • Blanket Release: I acknowledge and agree that my image(s) and/or the image(s) of the Applicant, as well as the sound produced by the Applicant, if any, may be photographed, videotaped, and/or recorded during participation in the Bel Air 4th of July Parade, and, in exchange for being permitted to participate in the parade, I further affirmatively grant permission to the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., or to its assigns, to use those images and/or sounds for purposes of publicity, solicitation of sponsorship, broadcast or cablecast on television or radio, display on the internet, or for any other purpose, now and in the future, including use in media or formats not yet in existence, forever, by the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., without any notice or further compensation to me or to the Applicant, and on behalf of the Applicant and of myself, I waive any rights to said image(s) or sound(s) on behalf of the Applicant, now and forever.
  • Parade Rules: I have read and understand the 2018 Parade Rules and Regulations as published by the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., as of the date of this Application, and agree to comply with said Rules and Regulations, including any changes made in these rules between the date of this Application and the date of the parade [Note: select this link to read the Parade Rules and Regulations.]
  • Verification Check Box: I here affirm that I have read and understood everything above, and that all the information I have entered on this form is correct, by checking this box:    
  • Prove you're not a Spam-Bot: Is fire hot or cold?

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The Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 724 • Bel Air, Maryland 21014
410-879-4245 (Answering Service)


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