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General Information

There is no cost to participate in the parade but we do ask participants to register.  Registration is open! Click on the Registration tab.

The Shanty Days parade will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2024, beginning at noon.

Shanty Days in Algoma Parade FloatShanty Days Parade – Bring Your Memories Home!

One of Wisconsin’s largest parades begins with a spectacular car cruise. Enjoy floats, entertainment, clowns, candy and more! Great fun for the whole family! Get your seat early and enjoy the sites and sounds of great family fun!  One of the few parades with custom-built floats made every year based on the Shanty Days theme.   A truly unique experience! FREE

The Shanty Days parade will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2024, beginning at noon.

The line-up for the parade takes place in and around the neighborhood near the Algoma United Methodist (Parker Ave).  Participants are told their line-up spot on that Saturday morning at check-in, which takes place at the Algoma Street Department/City Garage at 1520 Jefferson St.

Car Cruise takes to the parade tour at 11:30 AM.

Parade starts at noon. Parade route (map coming soon):  Parker Ave to Fremont St.  East on Fremont St. to 4th St.  North on 4th St to Steele St.  East on Steele St. to 2nd St.  South on 2nd St. to parade grounds at Legion Park.   Hwy 42 from Fremont to Steele and Lake St/2nd St. from Fremont to Steele St. will be blocked off during the parade and detour signs posted.

Free admission to the Main grounds from 11 AM – 3 PM, Saturday only. If you leave the Main Grounds and wish to return after 3 PM, a wristband is required for anyone 12 and up.

There is no cost to participate in the parade but we do ask participants to register.

Parade Rules

Shanty Days Parade Rules

  1. ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL/FIREARMS allowed in or on parade units as per State Statutes.
  2. Drivers of motorized units must be properly licensed to operate on public streets.
  3. Treats must be distributed by walkers within 5 feet of the curb. No throwing from the vehicles or units. This is to prevent children from darting into the street.
  4. Maximum height of units is 15 feet. All single vehicle entries should be decorated with the exception of tractors and antique cars.  Engine starting of towed vehicles should be kept to a minimum.
  5. Maintain 25 feet between units (two car lengths). If you have problems with your unit, move to the side and let others pass. Move back into line when appropriate.
  6. Units registered must display the ID number on the right hand side of the unit. ID numbers may be picked up Saturday morning prior to the parade at the Algoma City Garage, 1520 Jefferson St.
  7. Horses and horse drawn units must clean up after in the staging area and the on parade route.

Have Fun, Be Safe and Thanks for Your Participation!!!

Registration

2024  Shanty Days Parade registration.

There is no cost to participate in the parade but we do ask participants to register.

To participate in the 2024 Shanty Days parade, please click here to complete the online registration form by August 6, 2024.

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