2018 4th of July Parade

The Butte America Foundation is proud to once again host Butte's 4th of July Parade in downtown Butte. To participate in the 2018 4th of July Parade, please fill complete the entire form below.

2018 4th of July Parade Application and Information - PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY

Thank you for joining our 2018 4th of July Parade scheduled for Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Butte.

Please note the following:

Entry fee is $40.00 for general entries and $30.00 for non-profit organizations.  This is necessary to cover costs associated with the parade and is non-refundable.

There is a set of rules attached to the parade entry.  You are required to read and check the box next to each rule indicating you read and understood the rules. You must also include correct entry fee, copies of proof of current liability insurance, current vehicle registration and current driver’s license of designated driver to:

Butte America Foundation (BAmF) parade insurance requires the following from each entrant.

·         Copy of current vehicle registration and owner’s name.

·         Copy of current driver’s license and name of designated driver.

·         Proof of current liability insurance.

Entry deadline is 11:30 PM, Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. Late entries received will be placed at end of parade.  There will be no exceptions.  Late entry fee is an additional $40.00.  Please return entry as soon as possible to expedite parade line-up.

 All entrants are required to have one representative attend the pre-parade meeting Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus, 224 W. Park St. Butte. MT.   Numbers will be given to entrants at this time.  Meeting will be short but mandatory.  If you do not have at least 1 representative at this meeting YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE PARADE. NO EXCEPTIONS! If you cannot make the meeting, contact Matthew Boyle at 406-498-3549 or email at mjboyle14@gmail.com in advance or you will be removed from the parade lineup.


Parade begins at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 4th, 2018.  Parade assembly begins at the Civic Center Parking Lot just off of Harrison Ave. If your entry will need to setup the night before, select floats may call Matt Boyle at (406)-498-3549 to arrange accommodations. If so, large entries will be allowed to assemble at the Civic Center at 9 p.m. July 3rd, 2017. DUE TO CONSTRUCTION, THE ONLY ACCESS FOR ASSEMBLY WILL BE OFF HARRISON AVE . Entries may begin arriving for assembly at 7 a.m. Entries will be asked to lineup in their designated area which will be marked by a number spray painted on the street. The Parade route will begin with entrants lined up and assembled on Civic Center Road and then turning South on Harrison Ave. Entrants will continue on Harrison for 2.2 miles and then turning either West on Longfellow Street or continuing South and turning East on Elizabeth Warren street to disassemble and return to the civic center

 Entry dimensions must be accurate so we can allow enough room in line up.

 Thank you for your participation.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call Parade Director Matthew Boyle of the Butte America Foundation at 406-498-3549 or email at mjboyle14@gmail.com

REMEMBER – All entries received after the June 23rd deadline will be assessed a $40.00 fee!  Butte America Foundation reserves the right to prohibit participation by entries deemed unsuitable.

Please read each rule carefully and checkmark each box indicating you have fully read and understand the rules.

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All entrants must have at least one representative present for the pre-parade meeting held Wednesday, June 27th at 7:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus, 224 W. Park St., Butte, MT. THE MEETING IS MANDATORY FOR ALL ENTRANTS. IF AN ENTRANT OR HIS/HER REPRESENTATIVE CANNOT MAKE THE MEETING ENTRANT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE PARADE. NO EXCEPTIONS! If an emergency situation exists, the entrant or entrant representative who cannot make the pre-parade meeting should notify Butte America Foundation at once by calling Matt Boyle at 406-498-3549. A meeting will be scheduled with the individual entrant to go over rules and regulations of the parade.
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All mobile units must carry their own liability insurance. If a mobile unit is being hauled by another vehicle, a safety chain must be used and the vehicle must pass inspection by the parade safety committee. ENTRY FEE, COPIES OF PROOF OF LIABILITY INSURANCE, VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND DESIGNATED DRIVER’S LICENSE MUST ACCOMPANY PARADE ENTRY.
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Parade participants will not be allowed to drink beer or ingest any other type of alcoholic or chemical substance during the parade. They will also not be allowed to mingle with or accost the parade crowd. THIS TYPE OF ACTION WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE REMOVAL FROM THE PARADE AND POSSIBLE BANISHMENT FROM FUTURE PARADES.
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Butte America Foundation liability insurance prohibits participants from THROWING or TOSSING, candy or any other type of item during the parade. Entrants may hand out items from the sides of the parade next to the spectators. Any entrant who attempts to toss or throw an item will be immediately removed from the parade and potentially banned from all future parades.
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The distance between units during the parade is 25 feet. This must be observed throughout the parade. Entries must keep their assigned position during the formation and throughout the entire course of the parade.
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No entry is allowed to stop during the parade. A forward movement must be maintained by all entries throughout the parade. No entrant shall stop during the parade to conduct an interview with radio or television news people. Interviews will be allowed only as long as entrants maintain a forward movement in the parade.
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Emergency vehicles in the parade are not allowed to blow any siren during the parade. If the vehicle does blow any type of horn, THAT ENTRANT WILL BE ISSUED A TICKET AND REMOVED IMMEDIATELY FROM THE PARADE AND MAY POSSIBLY BE BANNED FROM FUTURE BUTTE AMERICA FOUNDATION PARADES.
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The Butte 4th of July is sponsored as a family oriented event and entries that violate any Federal, State or local law are prohibited. The following entries are expressly prohibited: (a) Entries that solicit quarrelling or fighting; (b) Entries that use threatening, profane, abusive or derogatory language; (c) An entry that endangers safety or health or is offensive to the senses; (d) An entry that is obscene or contains any representation or reference to a sexual act, excretory or lewd act; (e) An entry that exposes a person or a group, a class, or association to hatred, contempt, ridicule, degradation, or disgrace in society or injury to the persons, business or occupation; (f) An entry whose purpose is to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend any person, group, class or association; (g) An entry that desecrates the official flag of the United States, the United States Shield, the United States Coat of Arms, the Montana State flag, or a copy, pictures or representation thereof; (h) An entry that endangers, kills, or inflicts cruelty on an animal; (i) An entry that endangers or incites a person or group to riot; (j) An entry which distributes any alcoholic beverages during the parade set-up or along the parade route; (k) An entry which distributes any tobacco /chemical product to any party during the parade set-up or along the parade route; (l) An entry which allows any person on the entry or person connected to the entry to expose their private areas (genitals) under any circumstances during the parade.
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All entries must be assembled at the Civic Center staging area by 9:15 a.m. on July 4th. Any entries wishing to setup the day before may contact Matt Boyle at mjboyle14@gmail.com or by calling 406.498.3549
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Entries received after June 23rd, 2018 will be placed at the end of the parade and assessed a $40.00 fee.
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Numbers will be assigned at the pre-parade meeting and shall be displayed on the left & right front of entry.
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Only members of Butte America Foundation or their designated agents are allowed to solicit donations or sell items of any kind along the parade route.
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Live ammunition is prohibited.
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Butte America Foundation reserves the right to prohibit participation by entries deemed unsuitable.
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Your Name [First, Last] *
Your Name [First, Last]
Name of Entry/Business *
Name of Entry/Business
Vehicle Owners Name [First, Last] *
Vehicle Owners Name [First, Last]
Designated Drivers Name [First, Last] *
Designated Drivers Name [First, Last]
Main Contact Name [First, Last] *
Main Contact Name [First, Last]
Main Contact Mailing Address *
Main Contact Mailing Address
Alternate Contact Name [First, Last} *
Alternate Contact Name [First, Last}
Category *
Please check the box below that applies to your entry.
Does your entry have music? *
Please check all that apply
Is your entry self-propelled? *
Is your entry pulled by another vehicle? *
If pulled by another vehicle do you have a safety chain?
Does your entry have liability insurance *
Please type your full name [First, Middle Initial, Last] to indicate you have read and fully understand all rules and information provided to you in this application by the Butte America Foundation.

FOR INFORMATION CALL: (406) 498-3549

All entries must be submitted and paid for online at www.butteamericafoundation.org

Butte America Foundation
P. O. Box 394

Butte, MT 59703
Tax ID: 46-3324082