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2018 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2018 Electric Light Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Illuminate the Sky.”

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, and end at the Maag Softball Complex.

Commercial and non-commercial groups, and car and motorcycle clubs are encouraged to participate. There are no entry or participation fees and some restrictions apply. Trophies will be awarded for first- through third-place in the commercial and non-commercial categories, and a best overall float trophy awarded as well. Floats will be judged on originality, depiction of the 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. June 29.

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