Usually, admission is $10, but as a gift to the community, the Fall 2020 Parade of Homes will offer free admission. Register for a FREE ticket for each open parade home that you plan to visit. When you register, you will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.
Yes, the Fall 2020 Parade of Homes will go forward, with some changes. Focused on safety, you can choose to tour several parade homes in person or view all of them online, with virtual video tours that will be posted online by Oct. 24, presented by LeisureZone.
Following the CDC guidelines and the City of Cedar Rapids mandate, the public is encouraged to wear a mask while visiting the Parade homes.
Usually, only a handful of people are visiting each Parade home at a time, but the public is asked to follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing. Some builders may mark a route through their Parade home with a suggested entrance and exit. Please follow any posted signs and be patient if you are asked to wait before entering a Parade home. The builder may periodically wipe down door knobs and high traffic areas, but please avoid touching surfaces as much possible in each Parade home.
In the past, the public has been encouraged to leave their shoes at the door of each Parade home and put on surgical booties so the homes don’t experience too much wear and tear. This year, the public will still be encouraged to take off their shoes, but booties may not be provided, so be sure to wear socks because no bare feet will be allowed.
Again, please follow the CDC guidelines to stay home if you feel sick or may have been exposed to the coronavirus.
The second Saturday of the Parade of Homes falls on Halloween, Oct. 31. The HBA is encouraging local families to bring the kids along — in costume. The HBA and the builders will have candy to hand out at each open home.
Yes, please follow the traditional Parade rules.
Thank you for your support and for supporting the local builders, remodelers, subcontractors and suppliers who have worked on each Parade home.