Information & Guidelines

Thank you for considering participation in the 4th Annual Downtown Piqua Holiday Horse Parade. This event is presented by Mainstreet Piqua, Inc.  Since launching the event in 2016 it has quickly become a very popular feature of the downtown Piqua calendar of events. 


In order to participate in this parade we must receive an application from you by October 30, 2019. Your application should include your Certificate of Insurance and a description of your unit. The description is for our parade announcer.  Please be as complete as possible – this information will be shared with the crowd as you proceed through the parade route.  


The Parade is staged at the former Decker’s building at 727 E. Ash Street. The staging area is large but we ask that when you enter the staging area that you park as close to other units as safely possible. All riders in a particular group are asked to park together. The staging area is available starting at 1 p.m.  The staging and line up begins at 6 p.m.  

Before the parade we invite you to join us for hot meal. Beverages including water, pop and hot coffee and hot chocolate are available.  Tables and chairs will also be available out of the weather. We will also have portable restrooms available.  

The Parade Route

We are a CIRCLE PARADE. The Parade begins and ends at the former Decker building. A map of the parade route is attached. The entire parade route is approximately 2 miles.  There will be times along the parade route where units will be going both directions on the street at the same time.  

Your Unit

This parade is a lighted parade.  You are encouraged to light your unit in some way with Christmas lights, lanterns etc. The line-up for the parade will be set before you arrive. Your unit number will be given to you on your arrival. This number cannot be changed. The information in the packet is given to the CONTACT PERSON and is for ALL PARTICIPANTS. It is the responsibility of the CONTACT PERSON to make the ENTIRE GROUP aware of the Rules. 


If you have been asked to transport a sponsor/dignitary in your unit they will be brought to you by 6 p.m. by one of our parade volunteers.  


If you have additional questions please contact Tim Hutton 937-397-0140