Registration is open for the 2018 parade. Contact the chamber at 815.844.5131 or for more information.

The Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce has run the Threshermen’s Parade for more than 55 years. It is always held the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Each year 10,000 to 15,000 people line the streets of downtown Pontiac to watch the parade. Parade favorites include the Pontiac Township High School Marching Band, the South Shore Drill Team, the various Shriner club cars and, of course, the many varieties of tractors!

This year’s theme is ‘Honoring Our Farmers’. If you are interested in registering for the parade, contact the chamber office at 815.844.5131 or

parade_route_map_webDate:  Sun. Sept 2, 2018 – Rain or Shine!
Time:  1:15 – 3:30 pm
Where:  Downtown Pontiac

Thank you to our major sponsors this year: