Festival of Lights Parade

The annual Festival of Lights Parade will make its way through Downtown Big Rapids beginning at 6 pm on Saturday, November 23.

Prizes will be awarded for the most creative float, most lights, largest group, and best winter/Christmas scene.

Entry deadline: Monday, November 18th

Entry Rules

  • $10 entry fee
  • Line-up starts at 4:00 pm along Michigan Ave. (South of Oak St.) & Cedar St.
  • Please be COMPLETELY set-up by 5:30 pm.
  • Parade starts at 6:00 pm.
  • Walkers enter the parade at the Public Library (Corner of Oak St. & Michigan Ave.)
  • Only Christmas music shall be played on the floats.
  • No throwing candy from floats. Candy must be handed out by walkers.
  • All entries must be lighted!

To enter, complete the registration form below:

    People walking or riding:

    Will you be playing music?


    Will there be animals included in your entry?


    Mail your entry fee:

    Please make check payable to Big Rapids Downtown Business Association and mail to:
    Big Rapids Downtown Business Association
    226 N. Michigan Ave.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307


    Contact Josh Pyles at 231-592-4038 or jpyles@cityofbr.org with any questions.