DO DAH DAY PARADE
Do Dah Day
Saturday, May 20, 2023
We will not have a parade this year but the event will still be fun!
Make plans to join us at Cahaba Brewing Company!
The annual Do Dah Day Parade kicks off our Do Dah celebration each year and
is another way we fundraise for Jefferson County animal shelters!
The Do Dah Day Parade is recruiting entrants of all kinds, including marching
bands, briefcase drill teams, synchronized dancers, mimes, clowns, decorated
cars and creative floats, and anyone that wants to walk in the parade with their
animal, with a dictate to be festive.
Registration begins at 9:01 a.m. at the Parade Start location on Highland Ave & 33rd St. S
Floats and cars in the parade should be on site by 9:45 a.m.
The parade begins promptly at 11:01 a.m.
Do you want to have a car/float near the front of the parade? BE THERE AT 9 A.M. First come, first served.
The parade route follows Highland Ave. westbound, past Rushton & Rhodes parks and ends
at Caldwell Park.
PARADE PRIZE CATEGORIES
If you want a chance to win a fabulous prize, sign up to compete in one of our PARADE
Best Movie-Themed Pet or Pet/Human Group
Best Dressed Pet
Best Pet/Owner Look-Alike
- $5.00 per walker
A fun walker is someone who walks on two legs, and is normally recognized as human. Fun Walkers can walk alone or with their animals. They do not participate in any of the prize categories.
Animal Prize Categories
- $10.00 per animal per each category entered
- $10.00 per person in the Team
Teams with Car(s)
- $10.00 per person in Team + $15.00 for each car with Team
A team is a group of people that either walk together or ride in any type of motorized
vehicle. Each vehicle must be registered. CARS in a Team cost extra. Team Members
compete in the BEST TEAM CATEGORY.
- $15.00/car (Even if entering a group of cars as a Team)
Antique cars, or anything drivable with four wheels, are welcome in the parade. Groups of
cars can be entered into the BEST TEAM CATEGORY. If you have something larger than a
car, but it’s not a float, it is still registered as a car.
These have two or three wheels. Please be aware that many animals are sensitive to loud
noises. We ask you be considerate of this if entering a motorcycle in the parade.
- $20.00/float (Covers float members riding on float.)
A large, and oftentimes flat, vehicle that is decorated with a theme. Don’t worry if you don’t have a theme, we’ve seen all kinds. Floats can have people ride them (they’re covered in the float entry fee), as well as people walking alongside them (Note: if you don't ride on the float and want to walk alongside, you must register as a walker).
Political Team/Car/Float for that particular candidate
- $50.00 per candidate. Includes car/float and up to 10 supporters.
If you are a politician and want to bring a car and walk with supporters, we’re glad to have you at Do Dah Day. Additional supporters register as Fun Walkers and each pay the $5.00 Fun Walker Fee.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Good. We like questions. Please send us an e-mail. We’ll get back to you. Thanks for your interest in Do Dah Day!