Burbank on Parade takes place April 14, a little earlier than in years past, and for anyone wanting to march, sing, ride their horse or twirl a baton, Friday is the last day to apply.
Applications for bands, parade floats, equestrian entries and novelty acts are available on the group’s website. Burbank On Parade Chairwoman Joanne Miller said the nonprofit will soon be sorting through the applications and determining the lineup.
This year’s theme, “The World of Aviation and Its Heroes,” is being presented by Bob Hope Airport.
“It’s nice because Lockheed was located [at the airport site] and Lockheed was the start of worldwide interest in the aviation world,” Miller said. “The airport working with us is a perfect match.”
Burbank On Parade is one of the city’s many unique traditions, originally established to celebrate the end of World War II.
It started in the 1950s, but went on temporary hiatus until 1982, when a group of Burbank residents refounded it, said Miller, who has been involved with the event for 26 years and has marched since 1986.