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2018 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries 2018

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. Tuesday, 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. 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.