Political Participation

Politicians are welcome to participate in the parade. Please click on the link below to review suggested donation amounts and guidelines.

When choosing to have both a contingent and a vehicle in the parade – please be aware that there is a donation total for each entry level. Candidates will be placed in the line-up by application receipt date. Our parade team encourages registration by August 1st if not before to allow ample time for parade packages, including required vehicle passes, to be sent and arrive to you. Late registration will place you later in the parade and may require that you pick up your parade package from City Hall prior to parade day. The parade begins promptly at noon – All political units should be in place by 10:30 due to anticipated road closures. Politicians must register prior to parade day in order to march.

Please complete the electronic 2023 Participation Form found on this website under the Be In the Parade tab. Donation checks (made out to the City of Marlborough) can be mailed to Marlborough City Hall, 140 Main St., Marlborough, MA 01752 – Attn: MLDP.

Click to read the Political Guidelines:

Political Guidelines