Parade

Save the Date June 3, 2023 for the next Mule Days

Celebrate with us the First Saturday In June

June 3rd 2023 – 119th Annual Reardan Mule Days

 

Photos from Year 2022 Parade   — —  Share your pictures email to ReardanMuleDays@gmail.com

 

Parade Route on Spokane Ave traveling East to West

Starting on the corner of Cedar Street and ending at Lake Street

 

Help us celebrate Reardan Mule Days by participating in our annual parade. This is the largest parade in Lincoln County, and it kicks off the Mule Days Celebration. You’ll join the fun with other community floats, bands, equestrian teams, cars, horses, mules, farm equipment, commercial floats, children and more!

To see the current Mule Days Schedule of events go to the Home Page

Registration may be done using the online form or using the printed form and mailing it.

Participate in the Reardan Mule Days Parade – it’s never too late to register. The parade route map  and line up areas are shown on the website.  You may pass out candy or other items from your float, No throwing or tossing candy. Provide two signs for your car. Community floats will be judged at 8:30 a.m. in the unloading area behind the school. Judging for equestrian, community fairs, rodeo royalty, drill teams, marching groups and commercial floats will be done during the parade. Proof of insurance for moving vehicles is required. To guarantee we announce you, entries must be received by May 22nd or contact the Parade Committee to make arrangements.   You will receive confirmation of registration, if you do not receive a confirmation within 5 days contact the Parade Committee (see our contact information page).  You can mail your Parade entry form or any  correspondence directly to the Parade Chairman:  Leanne Merkel, PO Box 46, Reardan, WA  99029.

Before the Parade

Plan to arrive no later than 8:30 am, to be in place by 9:30 am.

Class reunions provide their own transportation and signs.

All floats, tractors and farm equipment will unload at High School Bus Garage area.  All other entries will unload and lineup at the corner of Spokane Ave and Cedar Street.  Check with Parade Registration for your exact location for lineup.

During the Parade

Your parade entry will be announced at two different locations along the course of the parade using the description you provided on the Parade Entry Form. Guests viewing the parade enjoy taped and live music on floats.

Parade Route & Security

Sorry, but for safety reasons there will be no parking on the four blocks of the The Parade Route this year because Spokane Street is so narrow. The route will be blocked off with barricades and yellow caution tape.  Do not following too closely behind horses.

 Judging

In addition to the fun and public recognition partici­pants receive by joining the Reardan Mule Days celebration, floats, equestrian, and marching entries are judged and pre­sented with special recognition and awards. The Top Community Float will receive a plaque for the Grand Sweepstakes. Equestrian and marching entries are awarded ribbons. Community Floats will be judged at 8:30 a.m. After judging, floats will proceed to the corner of Spokane and Cedar and a Volunteer will help you merge into the parade in your correct position. Judging for Equestrians, Commercial Entries, Rodeo Royalty, Drill Teams and Marching Groups will be judged during the parade. Awards and ribbons will be given immediately after the parade in the City Park.

Royalty

Often the Mule Days Parade occurs the same weekend as graduation exercises, SATS, or other school activities. If you find you have a conflict that prevents you from bringing your float to the parade you may still attend by sending royalty to ride in a con­vertible. Visiting royalty may use the Methodist Church for dressing rooms. The Royalty Luncheon will be at the Reardan Methodist Church. Please use the Parade Registration form mail in form or online registration to RSVP for your Royalty and one Chaperone for the complementary Royalty Luncheon.

Kiddie Parade

We encourage everyone to bring their children to participate in the Kiddies Parade. Free entry forms are required to be filled out for each child who participates and are available the day of the parade. Check in by 9:30.  Any child riding a 4-wheeler or motorcycle must be accompanied by an adult and proof of insurance is required. Each child who enters the parade receives a participation sticker.

Parade Schedule

  • 7:00 am – 9:30 am Registration
  • 8:30 am – Arrive – Be in place by 9:30 am
  • 8:30 am Float judging
  • 9:30 am – Kiddie Parade Check-in
  • 10:00 am Kiddie/Main Parade STARTS
  • 11:15 am Royalty introductions
  • 11:30 am Royalty luncheon

 

To see the complete Mule Days Schedule of events go to the Home Page

 

If you have any questions please see our contact page for the Parade Chairman