Volunteer to Carry a Banner as a Parade Ambassador

Parade Ambassadors march in teams of 2 or 3 in front of a parade unit, carrying a banner with the name of the local business sponsor of that unit.

This is a great opportunity to participate in this nationally known event with a long history. No experience necessary! Parade Ambassadors receive complimentary tee shirts. High school students earn 4 hours of community service credit.

We encourage members of sports teams, academic teams, walking groups, civic organizations, friends, neighbors, and students to register. The minimum age is 12 years.


  • Parade Ambassadors assemble on Monday, April 17 at the East Lexington Fire Station, 1006 Massachusetts Avenue at 1 pm. Members of the Celebrations Committee will greet you, match you up with your team, hand out your banner, and escort you to your place in the parade lineup.
  • You are expected to complete the entire 2.5-mile parade route which takes approximately 1 to 2 hours start to finish, depending on your placement in the lineup.

Parade Ambassador Frequently Asked Questions

To sign up, please fill out the online form, or use the fillable Parade Ambassador signup form (PDF) that can be emailed, or printed and mailed.