Walk the 2019 Da-Dah with Us
Parade of Silliness to Celebrate the Kick-Off To Summer
May 7, 2019
Source: Vicky Kettner
Job Title: Marketing and Communications Director
The YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo YMCA Family invites its members to join us Saturday, June 8 for the annual Do-Dah Parade. We'll be marching at the head of the parade as co-sponsors of this fun and wacky parade of silliness that has kicked off the Kalamazoo summer festival experience for over 28 years!
We might get a *little* wet with an aquatics themed float, so come prepared to have fun and share your Y spirit!
COMMITMENT: Saturday, June 8, 10a - noonish.
Meet at: MPI Research Park Lovell/Portage St. (Look here at a later date for a map of the staging area.)
Gates open: 9am
Arrive no later than: 10am
Streets will be closed off at 10:40am.
We are among the first in the parade, and step-off is at 10:45am.
Direction will be given at 10am as to how we walk and what we'll be doing to create enthusiasm.
Wear comfortable shoes.
Make sure everyone in your party is well hydrated.
Porta-Potties will be available at the staging lot.
PARKING: Parking is available throughout downtown; recommended is the Epic Center Ramp, which is closest and will allow for easy access.
Visit Downtownkalamazoo.org for parking map for free on-street parking and other parking facilities.
Allow time to walk to the staging area.
Tell your friends to come see the parade.
PARADE ROUTE: route is Lovell to Park, to Michigan to Portage to Lovell.
No pets, please.
SIGN UP: RSVP by sending an emailor sign up at the Welcome Center on the sign-up sheet.
PARADE CONTACT: Vicky Kettner 269-345-9622 ex 147