DTSB and VPA are partnering to celebrate our local heroes with a parade in downtown South Bend. This Side by Side Parade: Honoring Local Heroes, will take place August 1st at 5:00 p.m. along the same route as the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Jefferson Blvd.
We want to honor those that have been working on the front lines of this pandemic, including medical workers, first responders, and other essential workers. We are inviting community members to create floats to carry these honorees in the parade. If you, your business, organization, church group or family would like to contribute a float, please register using the online application below by July 1st. Float creators will be matched with honorees in July. We look forward to seeing your creations at the parade.
We are also seeking additional performers such as baton twirlers, bands, etc. to add to the festive atmosphere. If you or your group would like to perform in the parade, apply using the same form below.