• Day-of Registration opens at 11:00 a.m. at the registration desk, which will be situated near the start line in Promenade Park.
  • Bike Decorating Contest entries should report to the registration desk no later than 11:30 a.m. to be considered for judging.
  • Judging will take part before the parade starts.
    • Categories for judging can be viewed below.
  • Participants are not required to decorate to be part of the parade.
  • Parade participants who are not taking part in the decorating contest should be registered prior to 11:45 a.m.
  • The parade begins promptly at 12:00 p.m. from Promenade Park and will go to the entire (almost 2 mile) route of Open Streets, to Pontiac Street.
    • Young children who aren’t able to do the full route are able to participate and will have a shorter route ending at Berry Street.

Decoration Categories

Electrify Fort Wayne / Electric Works

Music Instruments /Audio

Earth, mass/energy, Environmental Elements, Meteorology



1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded in each category.

Groups, Families, and individuals will all be considered.