Bring your blanket, lawn chair and sunglasses and come out to watch the third annual North Aurora Community Parade on Sunday, June 3. There will be plenty of room for spectators of all ages along the 1.5-mile parade route.
The parade will kick off at 2 p.m. at the Clocktower Plaza at the southeast corner of Randall Road and Oak Street and proceed east down Oak Street to Adams, south to State Street and head east, culminating just over the river at the North Aurora Island Park in a post-parade party, sponsored by North Aurora River District Alliance.
The parade's grand marshal will be the North Aurora Mothers Club Commitment to Community award recipient, Kevin Drendel. He will be joined by this year's annual high school scholarship award recipients, Community Parade King Ryan Baker and Queen Nicole McArdle.
In addition, the club will welcome the West Aurora High School Blackhawk Marching Band for the first time this year. Other newcomers to the parade include the Batavia Fire Department, Fox River Fife and Drum Corps and Kane County Snow Patrol, among others. Returning to the parade are the Aurora Shrine Club and the Kane County Mounted Rangers.
Several parking options are available to parade participants and spectators along the parade route, and shuttle buses will run before and after the parade.
North Aurora River District Alliance's Post-Parade Party will run from 3 to 5 p.m., with food vendors and kids' activities. The Duck Race will start at about 4 p.m.
For details, parking information and maps, visit www.facebook.com/NACParade or noarda.org/north-aurora-community-events/post-parade_party.