You can choose whether to walk through a parade home or view a virtual tour online from the comfort of your own home. Sponsored by MidAmerican Energy, the virtual tour will provide a 360-degree view and video tours of each home, in addition to interviews with many of the builders.
Several homes can only be seen through a virtual tour. Those will be online soon. Other parade homes open to the public June 12 to 20 and will have virtual tours online later in June and July.
Access the virtual tours by clicking on each home under the Homes tab. The virtual tour also is available on the ParadeSmart mobile app. You can revisit your favorite houses all year long, up until the 2022 Iowa City Area HBA Parade of Homes.
Tickets to attend the Iowa City Area Parade of Homes are $10 and available at each featured parade home.
Everyone touring the Parade of Homes will be required to wear a mask. CDC guidelines could change, so check the ParadeSmart mobile app or iowacityhomes.thegazette.com for updates.
Sanitize your hands before entering a home. Bring your own or use ours. A big bottle of pump sanitizer will greet you at the door of each home.
Leave ample space between yourself and those you don’t live with. Only a handful of people are usually visiting each parade home at a time, but you may be asked to wait a few minutes before entering the home. Your patience is appreciated.
Wear your booties to keep floors clean in featured homes. Pick up a pair at the first parade home you visit and keep them with you as you tour other homes. No need to put the booties back in the basket.
Try to follow the Golden Rule, since each parade house is someone’s future home. Be considerate. If a sign says not to open something, don’t open that door. Tread lightly and be a good guest.
Make a pit stop before you go. There are no public restrooms, to go to the bathroom or wash your hands, at parade homes.
Ask before you take any photos. Each parade builder and remodeler has put a great deal of time and work into their entry and may not welcome you taking photos.