Please fill out the Form Below if you are interested in enter a float in the Canonsburg July 4th Parade. The deadline for submitting your float is May 31, 2019. Check below for information on floats.

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“Remember when…”


With the reflections of Anthony Colaizzo and the look back at some of the great floats that have traveled down Pike Street over the past decades, the committee decided to add an additional award for float judging, the first annual Anthony Colaizzo Memorial award, to join the other four existing memorial awards. This year also has a theme, in hopes to spark imaginations, reignite enthusiasm and get more community organizations involved in presenting floats in the parade.

The theme, with all previously mentioned in mind, will be “Remember when…” Remember when in Canonsburg is wide-open to all of those wonderful things about our town and community. Everyone has a favorite part of Canonsburg. Whether it be restaurants that are/were a mainstay, businesses that were an anchor and/or the great ethnic diversity of our town.

The deadline for submitting your float is May 31, 2019.


The floats will be judged by All American Judges Association using the following criteria:

  •  Construction

  • Artistic Merit

  • Theme

  • Crowd Appeal

  • Originality

  • Animation

(as with all units in the parade, no throwing candy and no political campaigning)

Again, ALL floats must be approved by the Canonsburg Forth of July Parade Committee Chair in order to get placed in the parade line-up.


AWARDS ($200 each category)

Louis Bell

Norbert Lesniakowski

Fred Terling

Steve Zemencik

Anthony Colaizzo (First time award this year)


Float Building Resources
(The Canonsburg Forth of July Committee provides this information for instructional purposes only and DOES NOT recommend any particular vendor. This information is provided as a guide ONLY.)

The Committee understands the idea of building a parade float can be quite daunting at first. You’d be surprised how relatively simple construction can be. To help with your project, here are some really simple resources that can demystify the process.

THE BASICS (what you need)

This is a great website that describes all of the components of how to build a simple float with a calculator or materials you will need. (Includes inexpensive ties, skirting and letters that offer same-day shipping)

LOCAL VENDORS (materials to help)

Flatbed Trailer Rentals (Yellow Pages)

Parade Float Supplies (Yellow Pages)

Truck Rentals (Yellow Pages)

REMEMBER: The deadline for submitting your float is May 31, 2019.