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Join us for the Children’s Parade of Yards!

Join us for the Children’s Parade of Yards!

This year, the Building for Kids is reimaging our annual Children’s Parade into a parade of yards! Much like the driving tours of light displays during the holidays, the BFK’s Parade of Yards will feature creatively decorated yards throughout the community. Families will come together to brainstorm their theme and will engage with each other throughout the design and decorating process. Then, they will have the chance to add their address to a map so that families can take a driving tour to view the parade of yards!

The Children’s Parade of Yards is free, but we do ask that you register by July 17 to ensure that your address is added to our parade of yards map. Families are encouraged to decorate their yards during Children’s Week, starting on July 19, and to be ready for their yard to be showcased between 4 pm – 8 pm on July 22, 2020.

To help us protect the health and safety of all involved, please remember that yards are for viewing only. Do not get out of your vehicle to take a closer look. We will also have a panel of judges visiting all of the decorated yards and giving out awards based on imagination, creativity, and confidence.

To learn more or to register, visit https://appletonchildrensweek.com/building-for-kids-childrens-parade/.

Over the past decade, the Children’s Parade has evolved and grown, but our goal has remained the same: to celebrate children and inspire their creativity. The Building for Kids Children’s Parade of Yards is sponsored by ThedaCare and is a part of U.S. Venture Children’s Week.

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