The 2022 Corrales Fourth of July parade down Corrales Road will begin at 10 a.m. from Dixon Road to the recreation center just south of the post office. To be in the parade, you’re supposed to register at the Corrales Parks and Recreation website, https://campscui. active.com/ orgs/VillageofCorrales#/selectSessions/3164836.
In recent years that has usually brought in flatbed floats carrying volunteers with many local organizations, such as the Kiwanis Club, Corrales MainStreet, floats with gleaming, waving politicians, lots of antique cars —and this year, a return of the Parks & Rec swim teams wielding water canons. But if you don’t to get soaked, just avoid the end of the parade route.
Parade rules say, “Spectators are not to spray water until the water/wet groups begin 10 minutes after the horse clean-up crew. There are two groups dividing the wet and dry sections of the parade. When registering (if applicable) choose to be in the wet or dry groups. If you do not wish to get wet, then do not sign up for the wet groups.”
“Water and the water groups will begin 10 minutes after the horse clean-up crew. Please focus on the waivers and rules and regulation when signing up. This will inform you of all information as well as meeting places.”
Should you wish to be wet, but not ride a soggy float, choose “water.” Otherwise, choose “wet float.”
Assembly areas for parade floats, vehicles, horses and other participants are explained on the Parks & Rec website, and primarily are between the Wagner’s Farm parking lot and Corrales Elementary School.
If you want to take good photos, it might be best to watch the parade from the east side of the road. That way you’ll have the morning sun behind you.