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Radical! The 2022 Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade is scheduled for December 10, 2022 and it is time for you to put on your legwarmers, pull out the neon shirts and plan your entry for the parade!
The totally tubular theme is “80s Neon” celebrating the lights, the colors and the spirit of the bright days of the 80s. A favorite Yuma tradition for nearly two decades, this parade typically draws more than 40,000 Yuma residents and visitors to the Historic North End each year to celebrate the holiday season. The parade covers more than three miles, with plenty of space for spectators.
The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. on 4th Avenue and winds through Historic Downtown Yuma, with spectators lining the parade route to view the lighted creations as the parade marches by.
The parade is named in honor of its creator, Dorothy Young, a much-loved event coordinator with City of Yuma Heritage Festivals, who had often indicated that the Electric Light Parade was her favorite event. This year, to recognize the parade's best entries, a panel of judges will choose winners for several categories, including the Dorothy Young Memorial Trophy for Best Performance by a Marching Band, and the Mary Jane Allen Award for Best Depiction of the Parade Theme.
Follow Visit Yuma on Facebook and other social media to stay updated on any changes to the parade. Parade entry forms can be found at VisitYuma.com. For the most current updates, watch Visit Yuma's Facebook page and sign up for Visit Yuma's weekly e-news, It's Happening, through Visit Yuma's website, www.VisitYuma.com.