Join us for the Altoona 150 Parade, July 28th!

Click here to register to be in the Altoona 150 parade!

Registration deadline is June 15.


The Altoona Centennial Queen, Pat Barton, and her court in the Altoona Centennial Parade on July 27, 1968.

Altoona, Iowa is celebrating its Sesquicentennial July 26-29, 2018. On Saturday morning, July 28th, we are having a HUGE parade! This is an awesome opportunity for you to showcase your band, your business, float or creativity! It’s only a short time away and we want you to join us in this super fun celebration.

The Altoona 150 parade will travel straight east on 8th street. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Altoona Public Library and end at Sam Wise Youth Complex. Following the parade, activities in Sam Wise Youth Complex, and Olde Town will begin. The parade is expected to last between one to two hours.

Parade Rules: Parade will be approximately 1.5 miles long. No water balloons or water guns. No bicycles, tricycles, scooters or children’s motorized vehicles. FOR SAFETY REASONS: If you wish to toss candy, you will need to provide walkers alongside your float. No candy is to be thrown from your unit/vehicle/float/trailer etc.

The Altoona Kitchen Band in the Altoona Centennial Parade on July 27, 1968.

The parade sponsors encourage floats to be decorated with the parade theme, “RISING TO NEW HEIGHTS”.

Please make sure your float includes your organization/business name displayed. Include a detailed description of your entry to be read at the judging area.

Prizes to be given for Best of Show, Best 150 Theme Float, Best Specialty Float, Most Creative/Original Float and Best Patriotic Float.

We encourage floats to be more than just a vehicle with signs. The more creative the better! For inspiration, click here for float ideas from

Maps and detailed staging and route information will be mailed or emailed to you after the JUNE 15th, 2018 registration deadline.