Parade

The 2014 Iowa State Fair Parade will be held in downtown Des Moines on Wednesday, August 6, at 6:15 p.m.

Spectators will be able to watch an estimated 200 floats, animals, vehicles and novelty and performing units. Staging will take place at the State Capitol Complex. Parade entrants will then travel west on Grand Avenue to 13th Street. Dispersion will take place between 13th and 18th Streets. Highlights of the gala event will be re-broadcast on parade night throughout central Iowa on KDSM FOX 17 beginning at 10 p.m.

Parade Applications

Enter your group in the state's largest parade. Separate applications are available for each entry type.
Entries are due July 1. (Late entries will be accepted through July 15 with an additional late fee.) Click below for application details. 

Submit completed entry forms and fees to:
Tonya Cook
Special Events Director
PO Box 57130 | Des Moines, Iowa 50317
Fax: 515-262-6906
tcook@iowastatefair.org