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2024 DOGWOOD Parade Line-Up

Saturday, May 18th - 1:00 pm

Smithworks Boulevard > Main Street


  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024

  • Line Up: Opens at 11:30pm, Must be in line by 12:15pm

  • GPS Location: Paradise Street & Center Street

  • Parade Route Length: ~1.4 miles

  • Parade Start Time: 1:00pm

  • Restrooms: Portable Toilets In Staging Area

  • Parking: Wheatland Street Lot, 716 Wheatland Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460 - More Info

  • Rain Information: There is no rain date for the Dogwood Parade. 

The Dogwood Parade Committee may deny entries and/or require immediate departure of any entry if that entry is not obeying the enclosed rules and regulations.

We look forward to your participation in the 81st Annual Dogwood Parade. If you have any questions please email

DOGWOOD Parade Line Up

The Tradition Continues

Only Entry Point: Paradise and Center Street

Overall Staging Area

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You Will Be Assigned Your

Order As You Check In

Parking For Parade Participants

Parking for Participant Vehicles Not In The Parade

Participant Parking

Only Vehicles In the Parade Should Be in the Line Up Area

Distance: 0.4 miles ~9 minute walk

Park & Load

  • Wheatland Street Parking Lot

  • 716 Wheatland Street
    Phoenixville, PA 19460

Parade Line Up

  • Phoenixville Fire Department, Paradise Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Parking for Parade Participants

DOGWOOD Parade Rules

Ensuring A Fun Time For All


General Compliance:

  • All participants are subject to the rules established by the Phoenixville Jaycees Dogwood Committee and the Phoenixville Police Department. Both authorities reserve the right to remove any participant or group at their discretion.

Participant Line-Up:

  • All parade entries must be aligned in their designated zone by 12:15 PM on Saturday, May 18th.

Distribution of Materials:

  • The distribution of candy or other objects by throwing is strictly prohibited. Candy may only be handed out directly by walking participants.

Vehicle Requirements:

  • A designated driver must remain with each vehicle in the line-up area at all times.

  • Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited within the line-up area, on any float, in any vehicle, or on any participant. Consumption of alcohol prior to or during the parade will lead to immediate removal from the event.

Advertisements and Endorsements:

  • No political advertisements or endorsements are allowed. Current elected officials are permitted to participate.

  • Marketing companies are welcome but may only promote their own services, not those of their clients.

Parade Movement:

  • Participants must maintain a continuous forward motion to prevent gaps. A minimum distance of 100 feet should be maintained between each unit.

Behavior and Safety:

  • All participants must complete the entire parade route.

  • No excessive revving of engines, squealing of tires, blowing of air horns, racing, driving erratically, or hot-rodding.

  • Live animals participating in the parade must either wear waste catchers or be accompanied by a cleanup crew.

Driver Regulations:

  • Any participant operating a motorized vehicle must possess a valid driver's license and may be asked to show it by the committee.

Consequences for Non-Compliance:

  • Failure to adhere to any of the above rules may result in immediate removal from the parade. The Parade Committee aims to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants and spectators.

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