All floats must show the parade theme “150 Years Celebrating Memorial Day Salute”. Include a written description or sketch with your application. By default, any float unable to comply or fit within the parade theme must prominently display American Flags, Banners, Balloons.
JUDGES PERFORMANCE AREA – This area will be marked in colored spray chalk and identified in advance. Non performing groups are encouraged to do final waves while passing through and exiting. National colors should be dipped in this area along with the execution of any gun salutes. Marching Bands have a maximum 2 minutes 30 seconds to perform before immediately exiting. (See High school/ Collegiate Competition Rules)
HEAT EXHAUSTION – To prevent heat exhaustion, please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and shade.
MUSIC – Music on floats must be kept low enough so it can be heard by viewers in the immediate area only. Any music interfering with other floats or bands will be asked to lower the volume.
THROW-OUTS – Items CAN NOT be thrown from floats or any vehicles. We do however encourage having Walkers if items are given away. Walkers must travel along the side of the road and distribute curbside. No items are to be thrown in to the street. - THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN AND THE RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED
WATER GUNS OR SPRAYING – Please use caution when spraying water. Only people who request it and not near infants.