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Oaklawn Pet, Bike and Wagon Parade

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cost: Free

2023 REGISTRATION OPEN – Fill out form below to sign up!

Young people who want to be part of the 2023 Oaklawn Pet, Bike, & Wagon Parade are being encouraged to register by July 2nd. There is no fee to participate in the parade, but registration is required. Late registration will be available in person from 8:30-9:30am on the morning of July 4th in front of the Crary Condos.

Children ages 3 through 12 are invited to create costumes and decorations that reflect the Independence Day celebration. A parent’s authorization is required for any child to participate in the parade. All animals must be properly caged or leashed.

Ribbons will be presented to all participants, plus first-, second- and third-place honors in each of the categories – pets, bikes and wagons.

All bikers riding in the parade must wear helmets. Oaklawn will have a limited amount of helmets available to those who are in need.

For additional information, contact the hospital’s Marketing office at (269) 789-3942.

By entering this event, parent(s) understands and agrees that the sponsors of the Pet, Bike & Wagon Parade, and those persons associated with it: (1) reserve the right to deny any person participation in the event at any time; and (2) are not responsible for injury that may occur in relation to the event, that the parent(s) assume(s) responsibility for any such injury and shall have the sponsors and their associates harmless from any damages and expenses that may result from such injury. Oaklawn Hospital reserves the right to publish and/or distribute photographs of participants and activities during events it sponsors.

Rules and Regulations

1. All bike participants must wear a helmet. Oaklawn will have a limited amount of helmets available to those who are in need.

2. Eligible ages are 3 through 12.

3. Use the theme of “Celebrate America” when making costumes.

4. All animals must be properly caged or leashed and kept under control at all times.

5. Children are encouraged to make their own costumes and to decorate their pets, bikes and wagons themselves.

(Please, NO skateboards, rollerblades or motorized vehicles.)

6. Pre-registration entry forms should be filled out online and need to be received by Sunday, July 2nd.

7. Late registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 AM on the day of the parade.

Sample of Criteria to be used by Judges:

Did the child create the costumes/decorations?
Did the child incorporate the theme?
How creative are the costumes/decorations?
Is one able to recognize who the figures are supposed to represent?

Award Categories:

Pet 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
Bike 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
Wagon 1st, 2nd & 3rd place

Parade Day Instructions:

Pick up numbers to wear and ribbons at registration table in front of Crary Condos by 9:30 AM.
Report to staging area by 9:40 AM. Areas for Pets, Bikes and Wagons will be marked.



Oaklawn Marketing Department
(269) 789-3942


Marshall Fountain
323 W. Michigan Ave.
Marshall, MI 49068 United States
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