Junior Orange Bowl Parade Accepting Applications
The 2012-2013 Junior Orange Bowl Festival Season is in full swing and applications are now being accepted to participate in the 64th annual Junior Orange Bowl Parade. The Parade, which will take place on Sunday, December 30, offers unit applicants the opportunity to continue in the tradition of marching through the streets of beautiful Downtown Coral Gables. Click here for the 2012 Junior Orange Bowl Parade application.
This year’s theme for the Junior Orange Bowl Parade is, “Sailing to New Adventures” Applicants can choose to design their own floats, decorate a vehicle, or enter a group to march the parade route. Dance, cheer, cultural, and musical groups are all welcome to show off their spirit as they march the Parade in front of thousands of spectators.
Corporations and small businesses are also welcome to submit a parade application. There are sponsorship packages available for companies to sponsor a float, display tent or purchase group tickets for employee rewards
“The Junior Orange Bowl Parade is truly a festive and unforgettable experience for all involved, and I am very proud of the special relationships that are formed between our South Florida community and the Parade participants every year. The Parade is a great opportunity for organizations to highlight their youth services and proudly showcase their hard work in front thousands of people.” stated Kathleen Slesnick, Parade Chair.
She added “The Parade is the perfect celebration for one last family gathering during the holidays before school starts again.”
The Parade will begin at 4pm by heading South on Ponce De Leon Blvd starting at Alhambra Circle. The Parade will continue West down Miracle Mile before finishing in front of the grandstand seating area on Biltmore Way, right in front of Coral Gables City Hall.
While the Junior Orange Bowl Parade is free to the public, a limited number of grandstand tickets can be purchased in advance for those preferring premium seats. Grandstand seats provide the best viewing angle for parade spectators. Ticket-holders also have the added benefit of being treated to a Pre-Parade show sponsored by Miami Children’s Hospital. Tickets will soon be available for purchase online at www.jrorangebowl.org/parade.