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2017 Electric Light Parade - Call for Entries

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2017 Electric Light Parade. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Freedom, Our Patriots, and America!”

The parade will begin at 9 p.m. Monday, July 3 at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave. It will travel south on Solano Drive, east on Hadley Avenue ending at the Maag Softball Complex.

Commercial and non-commercial groups are invited to participate and car and motorcycle clubs are once again allowed. There are no entry or participation fees and some restrictions apply. Trophies will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place in both the commercial and non-commercial categories, with a best overall float trophy awarded as well. Floats will be judged on originality, depiction of theme and effective use of lights.

Parade packets are available at the Parks & Recreation Department office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Registration is ongoing and the deadline to enter this year’s Electric Light Parade is 4 p.m. on June 23.

For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550.