What is The Marvelous Mini Parade?

      1. This virtual parade will feature shoe box floats from children in the Spokane Valley Community created with material from home.
      2. Don’t have any craft supplies at home? Families can also show off parade style acts of showmanship.
  • How to get Involved
      1. Step 1: Create
        1. Grab a “shoe box” – start with a base like a recently delivered online order. It doesn’t have to roll, but it does need to meet the minimum size requirements.
        2. Find your materials – Entries should be made from things you already have at home. You could use flowers from your yard, craft supplies, construction paper, dolls/action figures, paper mache, clay, paint, markers, sequins, seeds, or anything else you can find to bring your float to life
        3. Pick a theme and start building – floats can showcase an original design, recreate (or improve upon) a historical float, or tell a story about your vision for future Valleyfest Parades
      2. Step 2: Share
        1. Show us your progress – document the steps you take as you build your Marvelous Mini Parade float. Are you making marching band uniforms for your action figures? Show us! Post progress pictures, tips and tricks, fun teases of your theme, or even bloopers on your social media feeds and tag us @SpokValleyFest or #MarvelousMiniParade for a chance to be featured on the Valleyfest social media prior to parade day
        2. Submit your entry – fill out the registration form and send us photos of your finished creation to the this google form https://forms.gle/gVtiLKU61dLZ99u86
        3. Videos are not required, but 1 video, up to 15 seconds in length, may be submitted in addition to photos
      3. Step 3: Celebrate
        1. Watch the parade – See your float featured in the Marvelous Mini Parade on Youtube, September 26th at 1pm
        2. Share your participation – All participants will receive a digital certificate acknowledging their participation in the first ever Marvelous Mini Parade!
        3. Win Marvelous Mini Parade swag – Swag bags from sponsors of the Marvelous Mini Parade will be awarded to floats that are selected by the committee for being unique, fun, inspiring, etc.
  • Rules and Regulations
    1. Completed floats should measure a minimum of 12” long by 10” high – there are no maximum dimensions.
    2. Entries and themes must be appropriate for a family audience. Entry should not focus on religious, political, ideological, or controversial themes or issues. Use of any political sign, social or political material is not permitted.
    3. Floats are not a place for commercial marketing. Businesses are welcomed and encouraged to participate with a focus on the mission of bringing the community together while staying home.
    4. All submissions must be received by September 22nd at 11:59pm
    5. All entries must include 1-3 photos of the float or group.
    6. Shoe box floats wishing to be eligible to win swag must include a photo featuring the completed float from the front right side, “traveling” in the direction from left to right of the image frame.
    7. Valleyfest reserves the right to edit photos and videos as needed.
    8. Registration for the Marvelous Mini Parade and/or tagging @SpokValleyFest or using #MarvelousMiniParade with related photos or videos on social media, grants Valleyfest permission to use your images and footage on any platform
    9. Valleyfest reserves the right to exclude any submissions that do not meet our guidelines or that feature content not aligned with our mission.
    10. Marvelous Mini Parade swag winners will be chosen from eligible entries and decided at the sole discretion of Valleyfest. Winners will receive prize notifications via email and any physical awards will be sent via standard US post.