2019 Festival of Lights Parade Standard Entry (40ft)

2019 Festival of Lights Parade Standard Entry (40ft)

37.45

Standard Entry = up to 40 “Line Up” Feet

Entries may spread out once procession is moving down the street.

Participants understand there are No Refunds, No Carry Over Credits, No Rain Checks - Event is Rain or Shine

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Parade Theme: “Holidays Around the World”

2019 PARADE RULES & REGULATIONS

Please notice that no parade entries can have a "Santa" or "Mrs. Clause" on it. Pictures of a Santa and Mrs. Clause are acceptable but no one in a Santa or Mrs. Clause suit or costume. Our "formal" Santa & Mrs. Clause will be at the end of the parade. 

  • Throwing candy and beads from moving units can be dangerous to parade spectators, especially those who might not be paying close attention. Please make sure to have adult walkers hand them out to the crowd.

  • Due to the narrow path for participants, there are to be no walkers beside any vehicle. Walkers must wear high visibility safety vests.

  • Incorporate the parade theme, lights & music into your parade entry. Direct all sound to the crowd on the side of the street and not towards other parade participants.

  • All individuals driving motorized vehicles in the parade must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Performing units should plan to stage their show for a maximum of 15 seconds at the judges’ viewing stand only. The viewing stand is located on 5th Ave in front of the Eiland Band Stand

  • Regulated float specifications are:

    Maximum Height – 12 feet

    Maximum Width – 10 feet

    Maximum Length – 40 feet

  • To ensure the safety of all parade participants and spectators, it is recommended that any trailers and tow vehicles have wheel covers.

  • Participants are to maintain 2 car lengths (about 20 feet) between groups for safety and continuity of the parade.

  • All parade vehicles/floats must be able to make a 90° degree turn. Please, do not crowd other units. All drivers should leave enough space to come to a slow stop.

  • All entries must bring trash receptacles and remove all trash from the line-up location.

  • Owners must provide waste removers a/k/a “pooper scoopers” during the line-up and throughout the parade for any parade entries that include animals. NO exceptions!

  • The Parade Committee or their designated representatives will have the right to reject any parade participants for any cause, without advance notice. The Committee is working in conjunction with Main Street Zephyrhills, Inc. and will have direct communications with law enforcement. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1.

  • Participating units release the rights to all images taken of parade entries and participants to Main Street Zephyrhills Inc. Main Street Zephyrhills, Inc. may display, publish, alter, or reproduce the images acquired for any use, including but not limited to display through social media, news coverage, marketing material design and/or any application as determined by Main Street Zephyrhills, Inc.

  • Winners will be announced at Time Square. Participants are not required to be present during the announcement to win. All winners will be posted on Main Street Zephyrhills Facebook Page. Plaques will be awarded to the following categories:

  • Best of Parade

  • Best of Theme

  • Best Costumes

  • Most Original

  • Best Business Entry

  • Best Youth Organization

  • Best “Marching”/Walking Unit

  • Best Car/Truck

  • Best Club Entry

  • Best Religious Organization

  • Best Lights