Upbeat Parade Productions is a full service professional parade management, coordination and consulting, business with more than 30 years experience. We have worked with all types of parades from small town and ethnic celebrations to regionally and nationally televised parades.

    Parade Production, Coordination or Consulting - We can handle the planning, production and management of your parade. This includes coordinating the operational elements and managing the parade entries and volunteers to create a successful and exceptional parade.

    Search for Potential Entries - Solicit for bands, floats, specialty units and entertaining entries to participate in your parade. We are a resource for professional float builders and parade balloon companies, who we can work with on your behalf.

    Participant Database - We can oversee all parade entry applications received, communicate with potential entries and provide all parade logistics information to participants. Develop or update participate parade forms and guidelines.

    Television Broadcast Coordination - If your parade is televised, we can work with television production resource on the broadcast of the parade along with the flow and pace through the telecast stage area. We can also assist with production of TV stage productions numbers incorporated into the broadcast.

    Parade Lineup - Develop, maintenance and execution of the parade lineup. Oversee the parade line-up as it relates to the positioning of all units in the parade and its general flow.

    Parade Day Coordination and Management - Our team will oversee the parade day coordination and staging of the parade. Manage the parade start, timing and pace, integration of entries into the parade line of march, oversee review stage area and parade flow through this area.

    Volunteers - Work with parade on determining the volunteer needs, create documents that provide information including job descriptions and responsibilities.

    City Logistic - We can provide input to your city or town on the parade logistics, parade route, timing, etc.

    Marketing and Public Relations - Work with marketing and public relations representatives to promote the parade and obtain sponsors.

    Critique - Review your existing parade to offer new ideas and insights. Sometimes a parade can benefit from a fresh perspective.

    Parade Entry and Float Workshop - If your parade is expected to have numerous community organizations participate, we can provide a parade entry and float building workshop geared for amateurs or first timers.

    "I wanted to express how wonderful it was to work with the team. Having worked with many parades in the past, including Macy's I can tell you that this was one of the most organized that I've encountered."

Scott M. Walton
Executive Director, Communications,
KQED, San Francisco commenting on America's Children's Holiday Parade