Non-Profit and Community Organizations
Bands and Performers

September 19, 2020

Thank you for your interest in participating in Billerica’s Yankee Doodle Weekend. We look forward to your participation in our 2020 Homecoming Event. This year’s theme is ’30 Years of Yankee Doodle Homecoming’. Please use the enclosed list of prior years’ themes and choose one to theme your float, vehicle, and music around this theme. Please complete all information.

If you would prefer to print and mail in your application rather than submitting online using the form below, please click here to download the parade application PDF form and instructions.

All parade participants must be at the Billerica Mall No Later than 9:00 am for placement and preparation. Road will be closed by 9:15 am. If you arrive late you will not be permitted in the lineup.

Throwing of candy, beads, etc. from your vehicle, float or walker is strictly Prohibited

Only this version of the application will be accepted. Your information will be kept confidential.

Rules of Participation

Please read the following instructions and statements. Submission of your application signifies you have read, understand, and shared the information with everyone in your group who will participate.

  • Participation in all Yankee Doodle Homecoming activities/events is contingent upon each individual and/or group promoting a relaxed, family friendly, community oriented atmosphere.
  • In the interest of maintaining public safety, security and the wellbeing of all event attendees and in order to protect the “content neutral nature” of Billerica’s Yankee Doodle Homecoming event, any promotion of individual candidates, political parties, or specific social positions are prohibited on event grounds. The prohibition includes, but is not limited to, the distribution of political themed literature and the carrying and/or posting of signs or other political media on event grounds during the Billerica Yankee Doodle Homecoming event.
  • Individuals and/or groups whose function or purpose comport to these activities, are also prohibited.
  • Any individual may participate as a private citizen in the activities/events of the Homecoming as long as they adhere to the rules as stated herein.
  • The Executive Board reserves the right to take appropriate action if any participating individual or group fails to follow these Rules of Participation.
  • Currently seated Billerica Selectmen, State Senator for Billerica, State Representative for Billerica, the Billerica Town Moderator, and the Billerica Town Manager may participate in the parade as they represent our established form of government.
  • The Executive Board reserves the right to reject any application for participation in a Yankee Doodle Homecoming activity/event.
  • All decisions of the Executive Board are final.

Yankee Doodle Themes

1991 – Glory, Pride, Promise
1992 – Patriotism
1993 – Transportation
1994 – New England
1995 – Special Days of the Year
1996 – Communications
1997 – Billerica Remembers
1998 – Sports and Leisure
1999 – As the Century Turns
2000 – American Heroes and Heroines
2001 – Celebrating the Arts (Cancelled 9/11)
2002 – Military
2003 – Volunteers
2004 – Celebrating Youth
2005 – 350th Anniversary

2007 – Saluting Our Service Men and Women
2008 – Billerica Goes Green: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
2009 – Celebrate Your Heritage
2010 – 20 Years of Community Pride
2011 – Community Time Capsule
2012 – Celebrating the Arts
2013 – Celebrating Our Schools
2014 – Atletics in our Community
2015 – Happy 25th Birthday Yankee Doodle Homecoming
2016 – Honoring Billerica’s Future
2017 – Our Yankee Doodle Town
2018 – 50 Years of Billerica Minutemen
2019 – Billerica Through the Years
2020 – 30 Years of Yankee Doodle Homecoming