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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Parade Basics

What is the parade date and time? 
Northampton Neighbors’ DoozyDo Parade will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2024, rain or shine. The parade will begin at 11:00 am and last 1 – 2 hours.

What is the parade route?
The parade kicks off from 33 Hawley Street and ends in Pulaski Park. 

Where’s the best spot for viewing the parade?
Pretty much anywhere on Main Street. 

Where can I get a selfie with Gertrude the Gargoyle mascot? 
In Pulaski Park at the end of the parade. 

Parading in the Parade

Who can join the parade?
You can join a team or a march as an individual–and you don’t need to live or work in Northampton. You’re welcome “to dress up” or just to “come as you are.” Please check all the DoozyDo Details

As a parade participant, what time should I arrive?
Vehicles and floats should arrive by 10am; Teams, nonprofits, business sponsors (without floats), bands and individual participants should arrive by 10:30am. 

Where do the floats and other parade vehicles go at the end of the parade?
Floats and vehicles in the parade can park for free for several hours in designated areas of the Roundhouse parking lot near the bus station.

What happens to my contribution if the parade is canceled?
If the parade is canceled for extreme weather or for safety concerns, every contributor, whether a team, an individual, or a business, can choose either to let their contribution to Northampton Neighbors stand or ask for and receive a full refund.

Getting Involved

How can I get involved?

How can I get my business involved?

  • Enter a team or a float of your own.
  • Sponsor some part of the parade or sponsor the parade itself. See Become a Sponsor.

How can nonprofits and schools get involved?

You can start your own DoozyDo Team. We do not expect you to contribute or raise funds for Northampton Neighbors unless you want to. Email ndoozydo@gmail.com to get started.

Can I be a vendor at the parade?
We encourage parade participants to stroll around town, get a coffee or lunch, and visit Northampton’s many cool shops.

How can I contact parade organizers?
DoozyDo Parade phone: (413) 341-0160
DoozyDo Parade email: nndoozydo@gmail.com

Highlights video of the Inaugural DoozyDo Parade in 2022

 

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