Parade Awards

2023 Parade Float Awards

Best of Parade

Ideal Industries

Best Use of Theme

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois – Double Tree

Wally Thurow Crowd Pleaser Award

Outlaw Jeeps & Jeep Girl Outlaws WI/IL

Organization Awards

1st Place – Dimensions Dance Academy
2nd Place – Opportunity House
3rd Place – DeKalb County Swim Team

Non-Commercial Awards

1st Place – Lutheran Church of St. John
2nd Place – Kishwaukee Valley Art League

Commercial Awards

1st Place – Sycamore Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
2nd Place – Communities by Granger
3rd Place – Aurora Christian Schools Cornerstone Campus

2023 Band Awards

Junior Division (Middle Schools)

1st Place – DeKalb Middle School Marching Band – HMS/CRMS

High School – Class 1

1st Place – West Aurora Blackhawk Band
2nd Place – DeKalb High School Marching Barbs
3rd Place – Central High School Marching Rockets

High School – Class 2

1st Place – Plano High School Marching Reapers

High School – Class 3

1st Place – Genoa-Kingston High School Marching Band
2nd Place – Indian Creek High School Marching Band
3rd Place – Somonauk Marching Bobcats

Best Drum Major

Plano High School Marching Reapers

Best Percussion Unit

DeKalb High School Marching Barbs

Best Auxiliary Units

West Aurora Blackhawk Band