How to Join the 2018 Parade!
Hello, and welcome to complete coverage of the Bel Air July 4 Parade — and especially how you can apply to be a part of it.
Our next parade is Wednesday evening, July 4, 2018, beginning at 6:00 pm. Our theme for 2018 is A SALUTE TO AMERICAN HEROES!
The Bel Air Independence Day Committee has 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.
First and foremost, we encourage all parade applicants to consider in advance how to "decorate" or craft their entry to conform not only to the general theme of an Independence Day Parade, but to the specific patriotic theme we choose each year for our parade. In the past, many floats and other units have done a fantastic job of illustrating or embodying our themes — therefore we hope that parade applicants will find ways to illustrate this year's theme in what they plan to do.
Any parade applicant and most especially all parade participants (whose applications have been accepted), are cordially invited to ask any member of the Bel Air Independence Day Committee for ideas or suggestions about this. We love creativity and we applaud those who exercise it!
How to Apply
Your first step in applying to be a part of our parade is to read the complete Parade Rules, which you will find by selecting this link, which will open up in a new window. After reading the rules, you will have the option of returning to this page or proceeding directly to the application form.
We now require ON-LINE APPLICATION FORMS — these are necessary for our database and to make sure we respond appropriately and quickly. Please select this link to open the Application Form.
If you cannot use the On-Line Application Form, or if you have any questions about it, please tell us by using the July 4 Contact Form on this page, or by sending us an e-mail, or by calling 410-879-4245, and we will help you.
Remember — your application will most likely require a fee, according to the Parade Rules. At this time, the committee is unable to accept payments over the internet, so you will have to mail in the fee to us. Don't forget to do this — your application will not be processed until we receive it. The complete parade rules explain these fees (and how they work) in full.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation, and we look forward to receiving your application for the Bel Air Independence Day Parade!