90th Grand Parade • Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10 am to noon
2018 Theme: “Community & Friendship”
The Parade application, categories, policies, map, and Rules of the Road are available on our Application Page. Starting in 2018, there is an additional $10 charge for entries with live or amplified sound on their entry (marching bands and pipe bands excluded). There is a $25 late fee for all applications received after the deadline.
The Grand Parade stages on Gallup Street between Littleton Boulevard north to Caley. The street is closed to all traffic except vehicles participating in the parade starting at 7 a.m. on Festival Day. Absolutely no vehicles will be allowed to drive on Gallup after 7 a.m. except vehicles in the parade.
Parking is very limited at the parade staging area but there is plenty of parking available at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive. Catch the Littleton Public Schools (LPS) Parade Shuttle Bus up to the parade staging area. See map below for shuttle route.
Parade participants must be dropped off on Datura Street at Shepperd Avenue, Library Lane, or Park Hill Avenue. Absolutely no vehicles will be allowed to drive on Gallup after 7 a.m. except vehicles in the parade.
School Buses (see map below)
Marching bands and other buses drop off students on Datura Street at the Gallup Park parking lot, then continue to ACC Parking Lot I. Band members can walk across the park or down Library Lane to reach Gallup Street and parade staging (see map below). After the parade, students meet their buses in ACC Lot I.
Public Parking (see map below)
Free parking is available at Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive for parade attendees.
Parade Route (see map below)
The Grand Parade begins at Littleton Boulevard and Gallup Street, heads west on the north side of Littleton Boulevard, continues through downtown Littleton on Main Street, turns south at the end of Main Street onto Rapp Street, and ends at Arapahoe Community College at Rapp and Church Streets.
Western Welcome Week will recognize the annual Grand Marshal, an individual or individuals that exemplifies the theme for the year.
WWW Grand Parade Weather Policy
It could be a warm day; be sure to bring water or other hydrating fluids, sunscreen, and protective eye wear for everyone in your unit. Be advised that Western Welcome Week has specific dates for events which are not canceled due to inclement weather, and no refunds are made because of weather. However, if weather creates a safety issue, Western Welcome Week reserves the right to terminate or postpone the event.
Parade staging, parade route, equestrian route, and bus drop-off and parking map
Click on the map icon below to open the map legend.
Print friendly: Map – route, staging, equestrian, shuttle
Parade Committee is comprised of these wonderful volunteers:
- Co-chairs — Mike Giesen and Cathy Weaver;
- Banners — Jamey Taylor;
- Staging — Norm Borchers;
- Co-emcees — David Law and Lance Foreman;
- Setup, lineup sentry — Jake Weaver;
- Setup, emcee assistant — Olivia Biggers