Staged Performance Application
2019 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade
Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2019
This is an application for participation in the 2019 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade. The application is designed to provide CFA Events with important information about your organization's proposed involvement. If your group is accepted, the information on this form may be used for production and planning purposes.
CFA Events reserves the right to accept or reject any unit application. If your group is accepted for parade participation, you will receive a confirmation letter by August 31.
I understand that if our group is selected to participate, our group will be required to submit a certificate of insurance to CFA Events naming CFA Events as additional insured.
I understand that if our group is selected to participate, our call time may be as early as 4:30 a.m. I understand our live performance can be no longer that 2 minutes. I understand that we must be able to stage our performance in 2 minutes or less and strike our performance in 2 minutes or less.
I understand that all units in need of lodging are required to stay at the parade's official hotel, the Sheraton Grand Chicago. To book your rooms, please contact Yolanda Townsend at 312-329-5791 or via email at YolandaM.Townsend@sheraton.com.
If accepted, your organization agrees to participate in the 2019 Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, November 28, 2019. We agree to follow all rules and regulations and set forth by CFA Events and the City of Chicago. We agree not to engage in any unlawful activities or behavior while at the parade, in any capacity. In consideration for being accepted as a participant, we irrevocably grant the CFA Events the exclusive right to use, in any media, our name, likeness, photos or reproduction of our performance for any purpose including promotion, advertising or otherwise. With these rights, we hereby release CFA Events, its employees, sponsors, and agents from any claim, liabilities and/or damages that may now or in the future arise by reason of such use. Further, we acknowledge that we are aware of the risks associated with participation in this Parade and, therefore, on our behalf and that of our heirs, do hereby release the CFA Events, its employees, sponsors, and agents for any and all claims, liabilities and/or damages on account of any personal injury or property damage which may occur from any cause before, during or after the 2019 Parade.