Thank you for your interest in participating in the Grand Parade! 

Theme: Clowning Around in Lake County!
Grand Marshal: Scottville Clown Band


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the parade theme for 2023?

The 2023 parade theme is “Clowning Around in Lake County.”

Who is the Grand Marshal?

The Grand Marshal is the famous Scottville Clown Band.


The Scottville Clown Band is known for its colorful attire and crazy antics. This diverse group of band members comes from all over Michigan and over 14 other states. 

When is the deadline to sign up?

The application deadline is July 14, 2023 at 5:00 PM.

Applications will only be considered after this day if spots are still available.

How can I sign up?

Sign Up Online

Printable Registration Form

How do I turn in my entry form?

The easiest way to sign up is to sign up online. 

However, if you prefer to print an entry form, you can return it using one of the methods below. 


Mail applications to:
Baldwin Troutarama
P.O. Box A
Baldwin, MI 49304


Drop Off In Person:
Lake-Osceola State Bank
790 Michigan Ave.
Baldwin, MI 49304
Get Directions

What are the float entry categories?

Trophies will be awarded for the Most Creative, Most Spirited, and Best Overall floats!

When and where can I check in?

Check-In Time:
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
All parade entries are required to be lined up by 12:30 PM.


Check-In Location:
The Corner of Lake Street and M-37 

(Across the Street from Dairy Queen)
Get Directions

What time does the parade begin?

The parade begins on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM.