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Parade Street Closure Info

The 25th Anniversary of the Sarasota Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at 7 p.m. The parade will begin at Main Street and U.S. 301 in downtown Sarasota. The parade will end at J.D. Hamel Park at Main Street and Gulfstream Avenue.

There will be multiple street closure notices and vehicle tow-away zones in effect for the following times and locations:

  • 9 a.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Main Street closed from Osprey to US 301
  • 9 a.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Main Street closed from Orange Avenue to Osprey Avenue
  • 11 a.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Main Street closed from US 41 to Orange Avenue
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Main Street closed from U.S. 301 to School Avenue
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Fletcher Avenue closed from Main Street to Fruitville
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Wallace closed from Main Street to Fruitville
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: East Avenue closed from Fruitville to Ringling Boulevard
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: School Avenue closed from Main Street to Fruitville
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Audubon closed from Main Street to Fruitville
  • 12 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: First Street closed from Audubon to East Avenue
  • 2:30 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Lemon Avenue closed from First Street to Main Street
  • 3 p.m. Saturday – 12:30 a.m. Sunday: Gulfstream Avenue closed from US 41 to McAnsh
  • 7 p.m.: Sarasota Holiday Parade begins

Roads will re-open once the end of the parade reaches a two-block distance from each road closure. Vehicles not removed by the posted time will be towed at the owner’s expense. For information on towed vehicles, contact Upman’s Towing at 941-365-7084.

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2021 Entries Closed

That’s all folks! The 2021 parade entries are closed. Please contact admin@sarasotaholidayparade.com with any questions. See you on Dec. 4!

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Registration is Open!

The excitement and anticipation is already building as we open registration for the 2021 Sarasota Holiday Parade, which marks the 25th Anniversary of this beloved community event.

The theme for this year’s parade is SILVER BELLS, which is fitting for a Silver Anniversary of 25 years!

Before registering, please read ALL INFO on our How to Enter the Sarasota Holiday Parade page!

Please pay special attention to the insurance requirements as the correct insurance coverage is mandatory in order to participate. Insurance is required for every entry and must cover vehicles and/or walkers.

Deadlines, as stated on our How to Enter page, are not negotiable. All participants must have a representative at the mandatory meeting currently scheduled for Mon., Nov. 15, location to be determined.

As always, if you have any questions please email admin@sarasotaholidayparade.com.

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25th Anniversary Parade Postponed

In the interest of our community’s health and safety, the 25th Anniversary of the Sarasota Holiday Parade is postponed to Saturday, December 4, 2021. Although December 2020 is still several months away, parade participants generally start working together to practice walking entries or build float entries starting in August or September.

Past participants will be receiving an email to update their contact information. New participants: Please contact us to be added to the 2021 participant list in order to receive information along the way.

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2019 Awards and Notable Participants

Congratulations to these amazing organizations for their entries in the 24th Annual Sarasota Holiday Parade—we can’t wait to see what they do next year!

And a special thank-you to ALL the participants for helping us kick off the holiday season, Sarasota-style. We’ll see you for the 25th Annual—our SILVER ANNIVERSARY—this time next year!

BEST IN SHOW (Mayor’s Trophy): JUMP Dance Company

Best “Holidays By The Sea” theme: Sonshine Roofing

Honorable Mention: The SRQ Club, LWR Gymnastics

Best Commercial Entry: Sun N Fun

Honorable Mention: Orange Theory Fitness, Music Compound

Best Performance: Platinum Superstars Dance Factory

Honorable Mention: Art and Soul Dance Company, ReFlex Arts Dance, Bradenton Twirling Academy

Best School Entry: Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences

Honorable Mention: SHS Theatre, SHS Sailor Band, RHS Kiltie Band

Best Walking Group: The Suffragist Project

Honorable Mention: The Dark Side, Sarasota Medieval Fair

Best Nonprofit Entry: Sahib Shriners

Honorable Mention: Early Learning Coalition, Circus Arts Conservatory, The JOY FM

Judges’ Choice: Sarasota OUT