Updated Watermelon Parade route
Published 9:28 am Friday, June 23, 2017
The “Watermelon Days Parade” will line up between 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. on June 24 th .
ONLY numbers 1 – 16 can enter at 15 th Avenue & 7 th Street. All others PLEASE ENTER BY 7 th STREET
AND 13 th or 14 th AVENUE ONLY – ALL OTHER ENTRANCES WILL BE BLOCKED
BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. NO EXCEPTIONS! PARADE OFFICIALS WILL BE THERE TO
The parade will begin promptly at 8:30 am. The parade route will begin at the corner of 6 th Street and
15 th Avenue proceeding EAST on 15 th Avenue, ending up at Williams Field (which is at 15 th Avenue &
Owens Street) – behind the Belk Shopping Center.
We have assigned numbers to all participants. YOUR number is in “RED”. Please notify all your
participants of your “line-up number.” Participants were lined up in order in which they were received
at the Chamber office.
Remember it is EXTREMELY important to keep 25’ distance between each parade entry. Parade officials
will be monitoring the parade route to ensure that the parade moves at a consistent and safe speed. You ARE
ONLY allowed to stop one time and no longer than one minute for demonstrations during the parade!!!!
The Cordele Police Dept. will issue tickets if this is not adhered to and also for any other violations
during the parade.
Candy can only be thrown by walkers, it CAN NOT be thrown from moving vehicles!! In doing this we can
be sure that we have a SAFE AND FUN WATERMELON DAYS PARADE.
Due to the heat & humidity we advise you to have beverages for your group. Be sure walkers keep up
with the vehicle for safety reasons!!!!
Thank you for participating in the Watermelon Parade and please plan to attend the activities after the
parade in Watermelon Park behind the old hospital (3 rd St & 3 rd Ave.)