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Each year the Millersville Community Parade offers competitions in the categories outlined below. Please note that competition is strictly optional. Floats, marching groups and other entries can participate in the parade without competing.

Float Categories - [ Download The Rules ]

  • Commercial - includes all floats entered by businesses and for-profit organizations
  • Community - includes all floats entered by non-profit organizations
  • University - includes all floats entered by MU students

Marching Unit Categories - [ Download The Rules ]

  • Instrumental - includes any group performing with musical instruments (musical groups receiving payment for participating in the parade are not eligible to compete)
  • Non-instrumental - includes all groups marching without instruments such as: dance groups (non-float groups), cycle groups, animal handlers, cheerleaders, etc.
  • Baton - all baton groups
  • Color Guard and Similar Military Entries - Includes color guards and all military marching entries
You can also download a printable copy of the Categories of Competition.



Congratulations to our 2016 award-winning entries!


ANTIQUE or CLASSIC VEHICLE
Restored Vehicles of 50's and 60's
INSTRUMENTAL MARCHING UNIT
Millersville University Marching Band
Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps
Buccaneer Alumni Association Drum and Bugle Corps
NON-INSTRUMENTAL MARCHING UNIT
Millersville University Dance Team
Paloma Arts Foundation
COLOR GUARD or MILITARY GROUP
Color Guard, Marine Corp League of Lancaster County
BATON or TWIRLER GROUP
Kay’s Reflections
CIVIC or COMMUNITY FLOATS
Fame All Star Cheerleading
Pet Pantry of Lancaster County
UNIVERSITY FLOATS
MU Honors College Student Association
MU National Broadcasting Society
JUDGES' CHOICE FLOAT
Street Beats (York County Development Center)