Day of the event

First Saturday of December, 1pm!

Important day of event planning and check-in Information


The main entrance to Forest Ridge will close at 12:30 and the Parade Kicks Off Promptly at 1pm. Please arrive before 12:30! Please do not park along the staging area. Walk to check-in confirm your locations in the line-up then park at the designated location to avoid traffic congestion.

Volunteers: please report to the check-in station between 11:00 & 11:30 noon. Fair only volunteers, please report between 1:30-1:45, unless otherwise instructed. Check-in Team, please report before 11am. At check in we will then confirm assignments and provide any additional materials or information at that time.

  • Please see attached maps for check-in station and approximate fair and parade staging locations.

Parade Participants: To avoid traffic congestion, larger vehicles, large marching groups and floats are requested to please arrive by 11:30am and report to the check in station. All other participants please report to the check-in station between 12 noon and 12 :30. Plan accordingly for street closures. At check-in we will confirm your arrival, and distribute car signs, beads, candies as designated prior to the event.

  • The parade starts at the entrance to Forest Ridge onto Forest Ridge Circle and turns left onto Old Orchard Road.

  • It generally takes about 1 hour to complete the 2 mile walk/ride. It is recommended that everyone brings bottled water. There will be some water stations just in case you need more. Don’t want anyone overheating.

  • Groups that have not already been notified they will receive beads or candies to throw may bring pre-approved wrapped candy. Please inform us ahead of the parade date to gain permission for what you wish to throw or hand out. 

  • Please note: No business or political marketing materials are allowed to be handed out the day of the parade/fair.

  • Please see maps on this website.

Fair Only Participants: please report between 10am to 12:30 to set up tables, chairs etc., unless other arrangements have already been made with the Parade Committee. After set up, you may then leave and return by 1:30pm, being mindful of street closures.

Parade Participants, after the parade don’t go home! Come join us on ‘the green’ where the party carries on at the fair with music, food, games, and even more fun hosted by Bart Reid.

  • Don’t miss the results and awards for the best floats.

  • Visit the Town of Davie’s Fire Engine.

  • Enjoy lots of inflatable fun for kids and adults.

  • Live stage performances

  • Raffles & Prizes

  • Face painting, Balloons and more!

If you haven’t already done so, please visit our website at and complete the waiver and parade participant / volunteer forms found under the general tab. If you have any questions please contact us via email or by phone:

Joan and Ken Steinmetz

Chair 19th Annual Forest Ridge Holly Day Parade
Phone: 954-993-3101