2018 DETROIT GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE MARCHING ORDERS
Parade Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018
Time All participants must check in by 2:30 p.m. The parade will begin promptly at 3:00 p.m.The parade committee reserves the right to refuse to allow latecomers to march.
Weather The parade will proceed, rain or shine. (Or snow.) Parking You must find your own parking. Parking will not be available at Annunciation Cathedral. Some churches may provide bus transportation; contact your church for info.
Check-In & Line-Up The parade will line up in front of the Compuware Building, on Monroe Street near Woodward. Consult the marching list for your group’s place in the parade procession and check in at the check-in point for your division. Look for your group’s leader. Please line up neatly. Follow the directions of the marshals, who will be wearing yellow jackets, and your group leader. If your group holds a marching practice, please attend. Floats and other vehicles will be in a separate line. Do not line up with your group’s float or vehicle unless you are actually riding on the float/in the vehicle. The pre-parade reception is not inside the Compuware Building this year. Please do not gather inside the building.
Marching The parade route is about a half-mile. Please continue past the reviewing stage and do not stop on the street or block the route.
Dress Authentic Greek costumes are encouraged if available. Some groups may order custom t-shirts, sweatshirts, or jackets. Contact your group leader for information. Metropolitan Nicholas will designate the appropriate dress for clergy. Altar boys may wear their altar uniforms. If costumes or uniforms are not available, we recommend a dark coat and tie for men and corresponding women’s attire. For children, we recommend a light sweater/shirt with navy or black pants or skirt. Blue jeans are highly discouraged. The most important thing is that your group looks neat and uniform.
Decorum Alcohol, smoking, and throwing objects to the crowd are prohibited while marching. Pets/animals are also prohibited without advance permission.
Vehicles All groups wishing to include cars, floats, or other vehicles in their unit must notify the parade committee in advance, or the vehicle will not be allowed in the parade. All vehicles must be decorated. Float themes must be approved in advance. Vehicles must line up by 1:30 p.m., before marchers arrive. Drivers must be licensed and insured. See the attached vehicle instructions for more information.
Emergency Police and an ambulance will be on standby. Contact a parade marshal in a yellow vest.
More info Contact your group leader, or Yanni Dionisopoulos (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Tom Christy (email@example.com) or visit our website: detroit.greekparades.com
Twitter updates will be available on parade day. Follow us at @DetGreekParade.