The Yes We Cann Parade and Hullabaloo is almost here! We are marching through Arcata on Saturday, August 12th. The parade will start at 2:00 PM in the HSU Parking Lot at the corner of 14th and Union streets and end at the Arcata Ball Park at 3:00 pm.
Check-in and parade line up will be held between 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. Please arrive during the designated check-in time so that we can get you lined up and ready to go. We encourage you to signup for the parade online prior to August 12th, but in-person registrations are welcome the day of the parade.
During check-in, everyone in your group will need to sign a waiver in order to walk in the parade. After you sign the waiver you will receive a wristband that will be used as your free entry into the Hullabaloo event at the Ball park. Once check-in is complete we will direct you to the parade Staging Coordinator who will line you up in the appropriate area. You MUST have your wristband to walk into the parade. Legally, we cannot have folks who have not registered jumping into parade from the sidelines.
There will be hydration stations along the parade route, however we encourage you to bring a water bottle and stay hydrated. Make sure to protect your skin and wear sunscreen or bring a hat. Keep in mind that you will be walking a good distance so wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
Please make sure to clean up after yourself and leave no trash behind at the starting point of the parade in the HSU parking lot. It is our goal to leave the space better than when we found it.
When the parade ends at the Arcata Ball Park for the Hullabaloo, you must disperse and clear the streets so that we don’t hold up regular traffic. If you plan to attend the Hullabaloo, please plan ahead and figure out a game plan for where to park your float.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the parade. Remember the theme is GREEN so have fun dressing up or wearing a costume.
We would love to see your parade photos! Please use the hashtag #YesWeCann if you post to social media so that we can find and share your pics.