Please complete the entry form below. All forms submitted via this link will be considered an entry and no printing will be necessary for submission.If you have any questions or find trouble using this form, please contact Drita Travis at 386-690-9284.
JUDGING: Floats, decorated cars and marchers will be judged based on creativity, originality and spirit. Parade entries that have won multiple times in the past that have not significantly changed or updated their entry may receive negative marks for lack of originality.
IMPORTANT: The safety of parade participants and spectators is one of our primary concerns. Parade applicants are expected to obey the rules.
RULES & REGULATIONS:• Please do not throw trinkets before you have entered the parade route at Columbus and S. Atlantic. We do not want to encourage spectators into parade staging areas in search of beads.• No fireworks, pyrotechnics or silly string allowed on floats or metallic confetti.• Floats may be pushed or pulled by hand, golf carts, tractors, 4-wheelers, licensed trucks, scooters etc.• We do require that all cars, trucks, tow units be licensed and covered by vehicle insurance and driven by a licensed driver.• Alcoholic beverages are NOT allowed in event area or on floats during the parade. • Distribution of flyers, coupons, magazines etc are NOT allowed in the event area or parade route.• Please remember that all entries have to be able to make a 90-degree turn at the intersection of Flagler Avenue and Pine Streets. Height restriction of 12 feet for floats. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!• Understanding that a parade will have a multitude of spectators and that its primary purpose is to entertain, it is important that each participant keep this in mind when deciding on a theme.• Entries are encouraged to throw beads - the more the better!!! Candy should be handed out for safety reasons. Rule of thumb: 1 Case (5 gross) of beads for each person throwing.• Absolutely NO ENTRY will be allowed in the parade that is not decorated and lit in the "Spirit of Mardi Gras".• The parade theme discourages candidates or publicity of such, social issues or targeted special interest groups. By making an application entry, please understand the parade committee has final decision authority.• Please keep in mind this is a community event, govern dress and actions accordingly.• It is recommended that each float have a person following to discourage parade spectators from running or being in the parade route for safety reasons.• Admittance of entrants will be at the discretion of the parade coordinator on the day of the parade.
Mardi Gras is a blow out celebration marking the beginning of the Lent season. While the traditional Mardi Gras celebration is an absolutely wild festival held in Louisiana, the New Smyrna Beach Mardi Gras celebration is meant to be an all encompassing event for residents and visitors to the area. There will be NSB Police presence to prevent full scale acts of raunchiness.
2) "I have read and agree to abide by all the rules governing the Flagler Avenue Event. I do hereby release and hold harmless the City of New Smyrna Beach, and the Merchants of Flagler from any and all manner of actions, suits, damages, or claims whatsoever arising from any loss or damage to my property, or anyone’s property in my possession or supervision. I shall comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations