F.R.O.M. the Heart Parade

Historic Main Street, Saturday July 8th at Noon 

2017 FROM the Heart Parade Winners

1st Place – Flat River Outreach Ministries

2nd Place – J & K Roadside Service

3rd Place –  Danish Festival Inc.

The Riverwalk FROM the heart parade is a great way to help support our neighbors that rely on Flat River Outreach Ministries. We are asking those coming to enjoy the Riverwalk Parade bring an item or two of non-perishable food with them.  FROM representatives will be on hand to collect food along the parade route.

In this time of hardship for many families in the Greater Lowell Area, you can be a part of the solution by helping those in need.  Children and adults will love bringing a food item to give to someone who needs help.  What better way to teach them about giving!  You never know when you or someone you love may need assistance; let’s make sure that FROM will be there!




 2017 Parade Packet Information

Calling all Kids!  Dress up as your favorite food and enter into our costume contest or decorate our bike and ride it in the parade!  Win Lowell Bucks!

2017 Costume & Bike Contest

 Our main concern is safety for all, so here are a few things to remember:

  • Semi Trucks and over sized entries, please call the Chamber for specific line-up instructions! (897-9161)
  • Per the City of Lowell Police, no objects of any kind including candy, may be thrown or passed out from the parade units or from the street.
  • Parade entries found throwing or passing items from the street will be removed from the parade and may be barred from participation in future parades..
  • You must be 16 and have a valid Drivers License to operate a motor vehicle. No reckless operation of motor vehicles will be allowed. 
  • Children on bikes are required to wear helmets.
  • Animal Entries, please be prepared to clean up after your animals or expect to be at the end of the parade. 

Parade line-up, instructions and route: 

  • Your Parade Number will be given out when you register.
  • Parade registration begins 10:30 am.
  • Parade entries are requested to report to the Registration Point at the corner of Hunt St. and Riverside Dr.
  • To access the Registration Point at Hunt and Riverside Dr., approach from W. Main St., turn north on Hudson St. to Hunt St., turning east on Hunt where the Registration Point is located at the beginning of Riverside Drive You will deposit your entry fee of five non-perishable food items.  (Be prepared to decide if you are on the North or South team!) 
  • Entries will be lined up heading south on Riverside Dr.
  • Parking is available on side streets.
  • Other entries will follow, proceeding south on Riverside Dr. and turning east on Main St.; turning north on Jackson St., turning east on Avery St. (Semi truck and large entries turn south on Jackson St., back to fairgrounds.)