Christmas in July JEEP Parade FAQ's

 Christmas in July JEEP PARADE FAQ’s

How do I enter the First Annual Christmas in July Jeep Parade?

  • Please bring a $20.00 cash donation or unwrapped toy during the parade line-up Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Northwest OHV Park. Volunteers and staff will collect the morning of the parade.

OR

  • If you would rather preregister and submit your donation for the parade or purchase a VIP Jeep Parking spot in advance, you can do so by paying online at Programs (recdesk.com)   VIP Parking Pass participants will pick up the VIP Parking decal at Parade staging, and the decal must be displayed on the windshield for entry onto Halsell Street VIP Parking.  
  • Please contact Krystal Smith at 940-683-3411 or email ksmith@cityofbridgeport.net if you have questions. 

When do we line up for the Jeep Parade? 

  • Jeep staging will begin no earlier than TBA on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Northwest OHV Park At Endeavor Bridgeport Adventure Park, 279 George Mitchell Pkwy, Bridgeport, TX 76426.
  • If you are in the parade and wish to park beside a friend, you must follow each other into the parade staging area.
  • Please park where directed by volunteers or City of Bridgeport Staff. Anyone not complying with the parking instructions provided by our volunteers will be removed from the Christmas in July Jeep Parade. 

When is the Jeep Parade scheduled to depart Northwest OHV Park?

  • Parade Departure: The Jeep parade is scheduled to depart Northwest OHV Park at TBA Saturday, July 16, 2022.  

Where is Northwest OHV Park Located? 

  • The Northwest OHV Park is located 100 miles northwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and is operated by Bridgeport. Signage at the OHV Park will direct participating Jeeps to the parade staging area.
  • Physical Address: Northwest OHV Park At Endeavor Bridgeport Adventure Park, 279 George Mitchell Pkwy, Bridgeport, TX 76426

Can we fly our jeep club flag from our jeep during the parade?

  • YES. You may fly your club flag as long as it's not obscene, contain profanity, or has any form of racial material.

 May I Advertise for my business? 

  • No. The unauthorized use of Banners, Signs, and Flags are Strictly Prohibited and will be confiscated. 

 Can I decorate my Jeep?

  • ABSOLUTELY!  Feel free to get creative and festive with the Christmas in July theme!

 What vehicles NOT permitted? 

  • Trailers are NOT permitted in the parade. 
  • Unregistered vehicles are NOT permitted in the parade. 

 Are we allowed to throw candy, items, etc., from our Jeep during the parade?

  • The City of Bridgeport requests that you do not throw items such as candy, etc., to patrons attending the parade. This is a safety precaution to those in attendance as well as the Jeep participants.   

 What if it rains? 

  • Christmas in July Jeep Parade will roll out rain or shine. A little rain never hurt anybody. Right? The Jeep Parade will not be canceled unless the weather is severe and the City of Bridgeport is notified that the parade must be canceled for the safety of participants, volunteers, and staff.  

Where do the Jeep Parade donations go?  

  • Christmas in July Jeep Festival Toy Drive is a benefit supporting the Bridgeport Santa Cops Program. The Jeep parade entry fee of $20.00 (if you are not bringing an unwrapped toy) and the $20 VIP parking pass go to the Bridgeport Santa Cops Program.

 Who can park downtown on Halsell Street? 

  • Jeep Participants can park downtown on Halsell Street for the Jeep Festival if a parade participant purchased a VIP parking pass and participated in the parade by bringing an unwrapped toy or paying the $20 per jeep to the Bridgeport Santa Cops Program.  Otherwise, Jeep parking will be around Harwood park. We will have Limo golf carts taking people from the parking lots to Halsell St. Please note: VIP Parking Pass is an additional $20 fee. 

 Can you participate in the JEEP parade if you do not buy the VIP parking pass? 

  • YES! Jeeps who do not wish to purchase a VIP parking pass CAN still participate in the Jeep parade as long as they bring an unwrapped toy or $20 per jeep. Jeeps who do not wish to pay for a VIP parking pass will be parked around Harwood Park and other areas designated by Bridgeport.

 Where can Jeeps park that have not purchased the VIP pass?

  • Parking will be available at Harwood Park and other areas designated by the City of Bridgeport. 

 Will there be signage posted?

  •  The City of Bridgeport will have signage displayed directing parking at the end of the Jeep parade route.

 What are the perks of purchasing a VIP parking pass? 

  • VIP Jeep Parking ticket holders park downtown Halsell Street.
  • VIP Jeep Parking ticket holders will lead the parade.  
  • Additional donation to the Bridgeport Santa Cops Program
  • Closer to vendors, food, drinks, shopping
  • Show off your JEEP! 
  • VIP Parking Decal - must be displayed in the window before leaving Northwest OHV Park.  
  • VIP Parking Pass participants will pick up the VIP Parking decal at Parade staging, and the decal must be displayed on the windshield for entry onto Halsell Street VIP Parking.
  • A participant/waiver wristband and a discounted entry ticket to use for a later date for Northwest OHV Park are included for ALL participating Jeep Parade entries. 
  • Please note: VIP Parking is an additional $20 fee. This additional donation goes towards the Bridgeport Santa Cops Program. 

Christmas in July Jeep Festival on Halsell Street FAQ’s

What am I allowed to bring?

  • Baby Strollers, Backpacks, Blankets, Sheets, Towels, Collapsible Lawn Chairs, Umbrellas-hand held only, blankets, sunblock.

What should I leave at home?

  • Drones or any remote flying devices, Coolers or ice chests of any kind, Glass containers of any kind, Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind, Non-Collapsible Chairs, Professional Radios or Walkie Talkies, Weapons or Explosives of Any Kind, Fireworks. 

 Am I allowed to bring food or drinks from home? 

  • NO Outside Food And Beverages (Including Alcohol) of any kind is PROHIBITED.  There will be Food and Beverages available for purchase along Halsell Street from local establishments and vendors.

I didn't sign up. May I still bring products to sell or hand out? 

  • NO Unauthorized/Unlicensed Vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation or handing out of materials is strictly prohibited. 

 May I Advertise for my business? 

  • No. The unauthorized use of Banners, Signs, and Flags are Strictly Prohibited and will be confiscated.