Parade Event

Savannah and Rod at ParadeProcession of the Species logo

8th Annual

Procession of the Species Parade

In Historic Downtown Albany

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 10:00 A.M.

Assemble 9:30 A.M. on the Court House Steps

4th Ave. and Broadalbin St.

  

Calling all parade entrants! Celebrate Earth Day by signing up for the Procession of the Species Parade! Think of your favorite animal, creepy crawly insect, wiggle-waggle fish, picturesque plant or most colorful bird. Create a costume and come join the celebration of each other and our natural world.

Come enjoy the parade!   The parade route will start and end at 4th Avenue and Broadalbin where we will have various groups providing environmental friendly activites and information.  Here is a peak at what we are planning.

Celebration from 9am-1pm, – Farmers Market on 4th and city hall parking lot.

Parade begins at 10:00 am. – 4th and Broadalbin in Front of the Court House.

Line up at 9:30am if participating. (Last minute noise maker supplies will be available at 9am)

What is the Procession of the Species Celebration? A free community event that brings people together to honor and respect each other and the natural world through art, music, and dance. It’s for people of all ages and walks of life. For the young, the old, the tall, the short, the fast walkers, the slow crawlers, the furry, the feathered, and the fanciful! The parade starts at the Linn County Courthouse at 10 a.m. and weaves its way through downtown Albany winding back to the Courthouse where the celebration continues.

What do I need to do? Think of your favorite animal, creepy crawly insect, wiggle-waggle fish, picturesque plant or most colorful bird. Create a costume and/or instrument and come join the celebration as we dance, flutter, and prance into spring fun.

Guidelines: No written words. No motorized vehicles. No live animals.

(pets welcome to walk on sidewalk alongside the parade)

 

Celebration activities and information from a variety of local organizations:

 

Contact information:

Heather Slocum, City of Albany

heather.slocum@cityofalbany.net or 541-791-0058

 

Mission Statement

 

The purpose of this event is to weave awareness and education of our natural world by bringing families, neighbors, businesses, schools, organizations and all interested people together in a colorful parade. Using art and music avenues, participants learn how to be good stewards towards each other and the environment.

Who Can Participate?

The Procession of the Species is for people of all ages and walks of life. For the young, the old, the tall, the short, the fast walkers, the slow crawlers, the furry, the feathered, and the fanciful!

Guidelines

No written words

No motorized vehicles

No live animals

How to Get Involved

Participate in the parade

Act as a parade volunteer/worker

Create ideas with the planning committee

Help organize/teach art and music workshops

Donate new and reusable art supplies

Share workshop space for Procession creatures

Advertise

Contribute financially

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