Grand Parade

92nd Grand Parade • Cancelled

June 11, 2020:

After considerable discussion, both internally and externally, the Western Welcome Week board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 92nd Grand Parade due to the impact of COVID-19. With social distancing protocols and public health orders that prevent large gatherings, this is the appropriate decision in order to keep both participants and the community safe.

We plan to continue several regular Western Welcome Week events in a revised or scaled back form during the annual celebration, August 7-16. Check out our website for updates on events.

We look forward to bringing the community the Grandest Grand Parade in 2021!

The board and staff want to thank our sponsors and the community for their continued support and understanding.

The Parade application, categories, policies, map, and Rules of the Road are available on our Application Page. An additional $10 charge is assessed for entries with live or amplified sound on their entry (marching bands and pipe bands excluded), entries withe live or amplified sound will be limited. 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.

Littleton High School in the Grand ParadeParade Entries/Participants
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.

Marching Bands
Due to parade popularity, timing and staging limitations, the number of marching bands that can be accommodated in the parade is limited. Priority will be given to bands based on prior attendance and space availability.

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.

Gallup Park school bus dropoff

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.

Grand Marshals
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 Map key icon below to open the map legend.

Print friendly: Parade map – route, staging, equest, shuttle [PDF]

Parade Committee is comprised of these wonderful volunteers:

  • Co-chairs — Mike Giesen and Cathy Weaver
  • Banners — Jamey Taylor
  • Staging — Norm Borchers & Platte Canyon Sertoma Club
  • Co-emcees — David Law and Lance Foreman
  • Setup, lineup sentry — Jake Weaver
  • WWW Office Support – Cindy Hathaway