Parade Entry Application

Parade Entry Application SoJo Summerfest

  1. Parade Guidelines, Terms & Considerations

    Parade Date & Time: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 9:00 am SHARP

    *$25 late fee on all applications after May 1st*

    South Jordan City welcomes you to the annual Summerfest celebration--a favorite among participants and residents alike. Please take a moment to read the following entry form information.

    Complete the attached entry form and submit before or on the May 1st deadline to avoid the late fee. Please also read and be familiar with the parade rules and regulations, also attached. Thank you!

    No applications will be accepted after May 15th (after May 1st, a $25 late fee will be required).

    This year’s parade will be limited to the first 75 entries.

    Each entry is limited to 4 motorized vehicles. Drivers of motorized vehicles must have valid Utah driver’s licenses.

    If your entry includes a motorized vehicle of any kind, please read and understand the following NEW SAFETY RULES. By completing this form, you agree to follow the rules in this form, and are responsible for making sure everyone in  your entry understands and follows them as well.

    NEW SAFETY RULES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES:

    • No one under the age of 8 years is permitted to ride on a trailer pulling a motorized vehicle. If a person under the age of 8 years would like to ride in a motorized vehicle, they must ride inside and use a factory installed safety belt in conjunction with the proper booster/car seat.
    • Persons between the ages of 8 and 14 years may ride on a truck bed, or trailer being pulled by a motorized vehicle, but they MUST BE SEATED at ALL TIMES.
    • No one is permitted to get on or off a motorized vehicle, or a trailer being pulled by a motorized vehicle at any time during the parade.
    • No one may approach, or get within 10 feet of a motorized vehicle or a trailer being pulled by a motorized vehicle at any time during the parade.
      • We recommend bringing a wagon, backpack, or large shoulder bag for candy, paper, or other souvenirs if walkers would like to pass them out as they will not be allowed to approach the vehicle for more items.

    RETURNING SAFETY RULES:

    • Speed will not exceed 5 mph while participating in the parade.
    • Inappropriate/reckless driving will not be tolerated by motor vehicles.
    • Do not allow participants to hang off the sides of moving vehicles.
    • All participants in an entry are strongly encouraged to help the driver watch for children along the parade route as they occasionally run in front of a driver to grab poorly tossed candy and souvenirs.
    • All minors riding bicycles, using skateboards, scooters, roller blades, roller skates, or similar items, are REQUIRED to wear a helmet, additional safety equipment is encouraged but not required.

    Appropriate music or sound may be used by an entry; however, no air horns or excessive noise/music is permitted.

    Propelling water at parade spectators along the route is strictly prohibited. Water guns and/or water balloons are not permitted in the parade.

    Do not throw or shoot candy, paper, or souvenirs at spectators. However, a gentle “UNDERHAND” toss is acceptable.

    All animal entries must arrange to provide their own accompanying clean-up crews.

    Keep within 20 – 30 feet of the entry in front of you. Do not pause during the parade except to maintain proper distance, or during an emergency.

    Walkers will not be able to hand items out to every parade participant. If you have walkers in your entry, they will need to be able to keep up with the entry in front of you. 

    The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. SHARP. The earliest staging time will begin at 7:15 a.m. on 2200 W. (2200 W & 10900 S). All entries must enter from 11400 S and 2200 W via northbound traffic only. All southbound traffic on 2200 West will be closed.

    All entries must check-in and proceed to their pre-assigned staging location promptly. Watch for signs along 2200 W for your check-in entrance. All entries must be in place by 8:30 a.m.

    The Parade Route will begin at north City Park, run east through the park to 10960 S, turn north on Redwood Road, and finally east on Towne Center Drive and end at South Jordan City Hall.

    Unloading of vehicles and participant pick up will take place in the parking lot in front of the Public Safety Building (between the Library and The Pie.)

    City and parade officials reserve the right to eject any entry at any time failing to comply with parade rules and regulations, posing safety risks to their participants or spectators, or failing to maintain a proper distance behind the entry in front of you.

    Submit online application by May 2nd, to avoid the late fee. No applications received after May 16.

    By May 30th , the entry contact name will receive – in an email - a parade number, staging time, route map, line-up and staging information. Please adhere to your staging time. All entry participants must arrive at your assigned time. Your parade number must be visible to the parade announcers and must be placed on the front of the entry or may be carried by a walker.

    By submitting your application you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the City of South Jordan, its elected and appointed officials, officers, agents, employees, contractors and volunteers from any liability for injury, loss, claims or damages which may be asserted as arising out of the negligent operations, acts, or omissions of all participants in your parade entry in connection with this event.

    Celina Bendock

    sojoevents@sjc.utah.gov

    Call 801.254.4357

  2. Will only be used to contact you about the parade

  3. 75 words is the most our parade announcers will have time to read before the next entry. Please keep this short and concise. 

  4. Agree to Terms and Conditions*
  5. Eight & Under Seatbelt Rule*

    No one under the age of Eight (8) years is permitted to ride on a trailer pulling a motorized vehicle. If a person under the age of 8 years would like to ride in a motorized vehicle, they must ride inside and use a factory installed safety belt in conjunction with the proper booster/car seat.

  6. Persons Seated at All Times*
  7. No One Permitted On or Off a vehicle*
  8. No One May Approach a Motorized Vehicle*

    We recommend bringing a wagon, backpack, or large shoulder bag for candy, paper, or other souvenirs if walkers would like to pass them out as they will not be allowed to approach the vehicle for more items.

  9. Minors Must Wear a Helmet*
  10. Maintain Proper Distance*
  11. Failure to follow ALL Safety Rules = EJECTION*
  12. Release of Liability*

    By submitting your application you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the City of South Jordan, its elected and appointed officials, officers, agents, employees, contractors and volunteers from any liability for injury, loss, claims or damages which may be asserted as arising out of the negligent operations, acts, or omissions of all participants in your parade entry in connection with this event. 

  13. Responsibility to notify all participants*
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