Louie Louie is right around the corner!

Since 1988, Central Illinois has been kicking off the summer with the St. Jude Louie Louie Parade and River Jam in downtown Peoria with the sole purpose of raising money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Participation in the Louie Louie parade is open to all businesses, organizations and individuals. Participation can be as floats, cars, motorcycles, bikes, scooters, walking groups, marching units, roller skates or walkers. Cost to participate is $10 per person or $100 per group. Net proceeds from both the parade and RiverJam benefit St. Jude and the St. Jude Runners. Entries must be submitted by Friday, May 19th, 2017.

Please make checks out to St. Jude and mail or drop off to 2006 W Altorfer Drive, Peoria, IL 61615.

We look forward to seeing you for our 30th Annual Louie Louie Parade & River Jam on Friday, May 26th!

The bands playing include 3 1/2 Men playing from 5:30 – 7 pm, Jammsammich playing from 7:30 – 9 pm and Dexter O’Neal and Funk Yard playing from 9:30 – 11 pm.

To reserve your participation spot, click HERE!
Check out who is participating this year so far:

Peoria German American Society
Central Illinois Parrot Head Club
Mid-Illini Jeepers
Manual Academy
Ghostbusters Peoria’s Ecto 1X
Mirror Mirror Salon
Holy Family Cheerleaders
Tartan Inn
Caterpillar Briefcast Brigade
Peoria Park District
Michael Higgs
Lisa & Roger Crow
Starcrest Cleaners
The Kazoo Cyientists
Midstate College
Illinois Valley Striders
Advanced Medical Transport
Peoria Park District: Gus and Goldie
Peoria Fire Department
Peoria Police
Peoria Crime Stoppers
Illinois Association of Highway Engineers
Thrillr Mobile

You could join them!  Click the link above to register to participate!

Thank you to our 2017 sponsor Caterpillar!