Please review the following Parade Rules prior to submitting your parade entry. Entrants are required to sign a form specifying that these rules have been reviewed and understood.
a. Should be a family-oriented respectable Irish theme
b. Please do not express political, religious or any controversial views
c. Rule of Thumb- If you question the idea/theme, do not use it
2. Vehicle Registration
a. Must have current license plate
b. Must have current Insurance/Registration
3. Driver – Must have a current valid driver’s license
4. Tow & Trailer
a. Length not to exceed 50’
b. No 18-wheeler tractor trailer rigs allowed
c. Float/tow vehicles must comply with Louisiana and the City of Baton Rouge laws with respect to size/weight/height.
This is enforced by law enforcement, not The Parade Group.
d. Vehicles pulling floats must be in good running condition with ample fuel.
5. Horses are not permitted.
6. No open flames. No cooking on line-up or parade route.
7. Parade units must continue moving. No stopping/starting.
8. Music - Irish music may be played along the parade route. If popular songs are played they must be the edited version with no sexual connotation.
1. Throws – Standard Mardi Gras throws. Make them green! Make them Irish
a. “G” Rated throws only – no condoms/naked people necklaces/etc.
b. No logoed or imprinted throws, unless you are a Commercial* entry.
c. No throwing of bags of beads.
2. Silly String is not allowed. Shooting toilet paper is not allowed.
3. Use a porta-potty! Public urinating, unlawful or other distasteful activities are grounds for parade expulsion.
4. *Throwing Commercial throws will result in a fee differential increase after the parade.
5. Trash – No throwing boxes off floats.
6. NO GLASS BOTTLES.
7. No climbing or sitting on side rails. No hanging over the sides of a float.
8. No getting off and on the float during the parade.
-Walkers are vital to the safety of the parade. They keep crowds from running into/under the floats. We need them alert and engaged.
1. Must be able to walk entire parade route.
2. Must be 18 years of age or older.
3. Walk in line with the wheels of your float, at the axles.
4. No getting off and on the float during the parade.
5. Do not drink alcohol while working as a walker.
6. Cell phones are a major distraction. We strongly discourage use.
7. All floats need between 4-6 walkers per float. Four are to cover the actual float itself. Two additional should be stationed at the front wheel of the tow vehicle.