Saturday, June 2, 2018

2018 Mapleton Parade Information

THEME:  Gaining Strength From the Past

We are so excited to be a part of the traditional Mapleton Pioneer Primary Parade.  And we are excited to have YOU join with us in celebrating this event which honors our pioneer forefathers.  This year the theme for the parade is "Gaining Strength From the Past."

The parade will be held on Saturday, July 21, with staging beginning at 7:00 a.m.

All parade entries must do the following:

1. Fill out and submit the Entry Form (found on the tab above) by July 10th.

2. Fill out the UDOT WAIVER FORM (found on the tab above) (one per Primary/Organization).                                                 Email this to:

3. Read the Parade rules (found on the tab above) regarding important information.

Thursday, May 24, 2018


The contact information for the 2018 parade is ROBIN CONOVER

Thursday, June 9, 2016

2016 Mapleton Parade


What an exciting time off year with all the growth that is happening in Mapleton.  Because Pioneer Day July 24th falls on a Sunday, the Mapleton 24th of July celebrations and parade will take place on Saturday the 23rd of July at 9 am.  Staging begins at 7 am.

So what's required to participate in the Mapleton Parade?

Reminder NO POLITICAL FLOATS OR FLYERS- We will celebrate our current elected officials but the parade is not to be used for political advertising or agendas. 

Entry form DUE BY JULY 1st, 2016 for preferential treatment of line up placement. Needed items: 

Mapleton Stake, Mapleton North Stake and New Mapleton Stake Primaries- must not have any business advertisements anywhere. 

1. Register online  

Bring to Parade line up
•Signage  - Does every entry bring their own signage for line up?
UDOT waiver one/primary organization

Collect but keep for your activity participation reference
•LDS primary participant waiver for each child

Contact: Roger and Geena Davis

Local Business or Walkers passing out flyers without floats

1. Register online  

2. $25 fee paid to Mapleton City paid at the Mapleton City office building

3. Bring to Parade line up
•UDOT form for each organization in parade

Those passing out flyers without paying the fee will be fined for littering.

Contact for Businesses and Schools:
Contact: Roger and Geena Davis

 School or registered local non profit organizations- Must not have any for profit business advertisement anywhere.

1. Register online  

2. Bring to Parade line up
•UDOT Waiver form for each organization

Contact: Roger and Geena Davis

Local Family Floats and/or Antique Vehicles- Must not have any business advertisement anywhere.

1. Register online  

ALL Participants- veterans, grand marshalls, dignitaries, drivers of vehicles, any walking participants 

•General Waiver form for each participant

Contact: Roger and Geena Davis

Veteran participation:

Participant will need a UDOT waiver signed.
Bring a big smile and your waiver form for each participant

Contact for Veteran Participation:
Contact: Roger and Geena Davis

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mapleton Parade 2015

The 2015 parade was such a spectacular event.  I can't tell you how grateful I am to have such a wonderful group of people who helped me execute everything on the drawing board. Lots of changes for the Mapleton Parade. Staging, veterans, traffic patterns, road closure, and primary/participant drop off were affected. The parade got a major overhaul. Couldn't have done it with out them and others not pictured here-Nicole Hill and Laura Snyder. Thank you- you wonderful people! We only had two incidences where parents failed to heed traffic safety rules.  One who thought it wise to stop the parade by entering the Mapleton elementary parking lot and parking in the flow of parade traffic.  And one who parked their vehicle in the staging area.  Police Chief said considering all the traffic and public we worked with, that was magnificent.  I am just ever so grateful for each and every person who put children's saftey first and helped to accomplish such a beautiful experience.

I was astounded as my neighbors, my friends, my fellow ward members all pitched in to drive veterans and manage over 1500 participants. And our ward, Mapleton 16th,  even had a terrific primary float.  I have shared laughs and hugs with many.... tears and frustration with a few. I have watched my own father participate with the veterans in my parade. I have been surrounded with fantastic antique cars from the Model A club. I have watched the Honorary Grand Marshall tear up in gratitude as we honored him. I have seen what magnificent family can do as I watched the support 150 family members create a family float and proudly march behind their parents Joyce and Arnold Wilson honored as the Grand Marshalls . I have have been doused in water and smothered in bubbles by loads of primary children! 20 more floats than last year. I have no idea how long it ran. But I do know I did start on time.

In my eyes the parade was perfect in every way for hometown goodness.  We had children, local businesses, members of the local LDS Stake Presidencies, Missionaries from the Provo Mission, antique cars, horses, pioneer wagons, emergency vehicles, the city leadership, school bands and more.

Pictures can be found on the Mapleton News site.

I am grateful for everyone.  I am afraid I will miss someone but I really feel a kinship to everyone who help make the 2014 and 2015 Mapleton Parades a fantastic success.  I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and wish the future parade organizers of the Mapleton North Stake success in all they do.  For future information for the future 2016 and 2017 parades contact:

Contact: Roger and Geena Davis

*Picture of some of the staff that made the parade a success.  Missing: Nicole Hill, Laura and Paul Snyder, Joe Fazzio, Jason and Julie Cluff, and many many others.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Staging Traffic Flow 2015

We are so excited to you have along. To help everyone visualize the traffic flow in staging for the Mapleton Parade Friday July 24th, I have created the following traffic flow diagram.  This is to help everyone get where they need to be, to eliminate the congestion we saw last year and to keep the primary children safe.

Primary/Participant Drop Off is for those drivers who will stay in their vehicle at all times. They will not get out of their vehicle for any reason including to unbuckle children or drop off decorating supplies. Remember for the safety of the children,  if a driver needs to get out of the car to help their children unload, they must go to the parking area and use the crossing guards to get where they need to be. If you need to carry a lot of decorating supplies, it is recommended you bring a hand truck to tote them.

DO NOT PARK ANY EXTRA VEHICLES in the parade staging areas or elementary parking lot.  Will have towed especially if it blocks the flow of the parade.

Cars are not allowed to enter the debarkation at the Elementary for participants safety.

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The following entries have a different traffic pattern and will enter on 1200 North

BYU Airforce ROTC
Police Chief
High School Bands
Mayor and City Council golf carts
Mapleton Youth City Council
Bike Give Away Float
Band support vehicles
Grand Marshall
Grand Marshall Family Float
Honorary Grand Marshall
Honorary Grand Marshall car
Model A club (12 vehicles)
Maple Mountain Drill Team
Antique vehicles
Mapleon Tree City Float
Miss Springville Mapleton

For antique vehicles click here for your travel pattern.

All parents can drop participants off through the primary drop off whether or not they are on a primary float. Just remember that the primary drop off is just that.  A DROP off.  If you need to get a child out of a car seat or need to get out of your car, use the parking area across the street at the church and the crossing guards will get you to your destination.

Remember to print out, sign and bring the general waivers for everyone who will be in the parade including drivers, chaperones, participants, etc.  These will be collected once you are staged. Without these you are not allowed to participate.

Only licensed drivers may drive four wheelers and must wear a helmet.  Participants riding bikes must also have helmets.

Remember no candy throwing.  Walkers may hand deliver treats but candy may not be tossed or thrown, especially if you are in a moving vehicle.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Parade Line Up and Staging Map 2015

Glad to have you a part of the Mapleton 24th of July Parade.  Its gonna be a beauty. Truly the best one yet! Deadlines have passed for any new entries.

After much consideration of those who need to be in the Spanish Fork Parade and proximity of other related floats, the first preliminary line up has been modified. The final line is published at

• MAIN AND 1200 NORTH, 200 East 1200 North and 600 East 1200 North ( North side of Mapleton Junior) will close at 7:45 am. 

All vehicles except those listed below must enter in from 600 North and 400 East. 

• Entries, floats and any vehicle check ins are 7:15-8:15. Place in line will not be held for late comers. Any floats arriving after 8:15 a.m. may not be included. Discretion is left to the parade chairperson.

• Primary children and veterans check in is at 8:00-8:30

• 8:45 closing gaps on parade enteries

• 9:00 Parade begins

All vehicles must enter in from 600 North and 400 East except those listed below. 

The following Floats/entries will be allowed permission to enter from 1200 North Main.

BYU Airforce ROTC
Police Chief
High School Marching Bands
Mayor and City Council golf carts
Mapleton Youth City Council
Bike Give Away Float
Buses for Bands- not any extra vehicles
Horses and Pooper scoopers

The following floats or vehicles will be allowed to enter from 1200 North and 600 East..

Grand Marshall
Grand Marshall Family Float
Honorary Grand Marshall
Honorary Grand Marshall car
Model A club (17 vehicles)
High School Marching Bands
Maple Mountain Drill Team
Antique vehicles
Mapleton Tree City Float
Miss Springville Mapleton

Don't forget your waivers for all participants.  No waiver- no parade according Chief Pettersson. You can find the waiver by clicking on the UDOT tab above. 

Driver’s of 4-wheelers must be licensed adults according to state parade laws. Have license and helmet there at check in.

Vehicles, trailers and floats can arrive as early as 7:15 to be staged in the Mapleton Junior High Parking lots as assigned. 

Parking for vehicles not in the parade is available at the Mapleton Stake Center.  No cars are allowed to park along 1200 North or 400 East.  There is no parking on the north or east side of Mapleton Junior High anywhere expect for staged vehicles as listed on the map. 

Drop off for all participants including primary will be through the Primary drop off. 

8:15 The roads will start getting congested as the primary children will be arriving. You will want to beat that mad rush, if you want to stay sane. I sure would appreciate it if you did, for the safety of the children.

Been a pleasure serving the community in this manner as the Mapleton Parade Chairperson.

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Place numberENTRY NAME
1BYU Airforce Color guard
2Mapleton Parade Banner
3Mapleton City Police Chief
4Mapleton Firetrucks
5Mapleton Ambulance
6Maple Mountain High School Marching Band
7Miss Springville/Mapleton
8Mapleton City Mayor and Councilmembers
9Mapleton Youth City Council
10City Bike Give away float
11Maple Mountain High School Cheer
12Maple Mountain High School Student Council
13Maple Mountain FFA
Maple Mountain Ellev├ęs Drill Team
Royal Elite Cheer
15Honorary Grand Marshall
16Honorary Grand Marshall Brothers
Springville High School Band
Veterans Banner
18Model A Club 12 Antique Cars
30William Maxey 57 Chevy
31Doug Edwards 65 Corvette Stingray
32Bateman 71 Chevy Truck
33Mapleton Tree City Float
34Mapleton Cemetery
35Wright Flower Company (old Steiners floral)
36Art Royalty
37Mapleton Rec Cheer
38Grand Marshall
39Wilson Family
40Mapleton 6th Ward Primary
41Mapleton Stake Presidency
42Mapleton 13th Ward
43Mapleton 22nd Ward
Tarzan - Spanish Fork Community Theater
45Mapleton North Stake Presidency
46Mapleton 23rd Ward Primary
47Mapleton North 11th Ward
49Mapleton 17th Ward
50Mapleton 14th Ward
51Golf Cart-Don & Melody Green
52Provo Utah Mission
53Mapleton 4th Ward Primary
5412th ward
56Mapleton 3rd Ward
5719th ward Primary
58Upstream Investment Partners
59Mapleton 15th Ward
60Mapleton 21st Ward Primary
61LifeWorks Counseling
62Mapleton 5th Ward
63Mapleton 7th Ward
64Mapleton First Ward
65Estes Neighbor Float
66Mapleton 8th Ward Band
67Mapleton 16th Ward
68Johnston family fun
69Finale: Horse pull wagon
70Trash Float
71Police Cars

Color coded map for entry entrance

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Check in Times 2015

Here are the check in times for everyone! Need to be in place by 8:30 am.

7:45 am ROADS CLOSED for access to Mapleton Junior High-
             Road North of Mapleton Junior- 1200 East from Main street to 500 North
             Road East of Mapleton Junior- 400 East from 1000 East to 1200 East

8 am  the only access to drop off and check in with vehicles is 600 North and 400 East.

7:15 -8:15 am - All moving vehicles/floats check in.

Stationary Parking for vehicles NOT in parade is at Mapleton Stake Center on 400 East.

8:15 am Primary Children check in Mapleton Seminary Building

Parking for all vehicles NOT in Parade is at the Mapleton Stake Center on 400 East.

8:45 Closing gaps for movement

9:00 Parade begins moving onto Main Street

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Parade Line Up will be published as soon as the line up is finalized.