The Exchange Club Parade America and Snake River Stampede Parade are combining into one larger parade this year, beginning at 11 a.m. on Sat., May 19, in Nampa. The theme for the 52nd annual Parade America is, “God Bless the U.S.A.” and the parade historically draws thousands of spectators each year. The Snake River Stampede Parade is the largest horse parade in the U.S. The two historic parades are being combined this year due to scheduled construction during the summer months.
While the two parades will be combined, registration will still be maintained separately. Exchange Club Parade America will accept all entries except for equestrian-related entries, which will be handled by the Snake River Stampede. The deadline to register is May 15.
Exchange Club Parade America entries: Visit www.cityofnampa.us/parade to register for Parade America, view parade route, and learn about fees, rules and guidelines. For questions about registration, contact Claire Wilson at (208) 468-5401.
Snake River Stampede entries: Register for Snake River Stampede Parade at www.snakeriverstampede.com/events/stampede-parade. For questions about registration, please contact Katie Leonard at (208) 880-6627.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. at the corner of 12th Avenue Road and Lake Lowell Avenue near Nampa High School and follows a route on 12th Avenue Road to 7th Street South, to 16th Avenue South, ending near Northwest Nazarene University campus at Holly Street and East Colorado. The Exchange Club Parade America will lead the parade, followed by the Snake River Stampede Parade.
The Snake River Stampede Festival will take place on July 12, 13 and 14 at Lakeview Park in Nampa.