Applications for the 2018 Parade are Closed

The 2018 Rice Street Festival Parade will be Sunday July 29, 2018.

Important Parade Information

  • For safety reasons, nothing may be thrown from a moving/non-moving parade vehicle/float. Violators and their contingents will be immediately removed from the parade.  Items may be handed out by walking members of your entry.
  • Participants shall not consume alcoholic beverages during the parade.
  • No advertising of alcoholic beverages is allowed in any manner.
  • Parade will be held rain or shine, except in cases of severe weather.
  • Should parade be cancelled for any reason, parade will not be rescheduled and registration fees are non-refundable
  • Participants must clean up after any animals which are part of their unit.
  • Children under 12 must be adequately supervised from parade lineup to completion.
  •  Lineup starts at 11:00 am. Lineup will be posted on line: at approximately two weeks prior to the parade.  It will also be emailed to parade participants.
  • The parade starts promptly at 1pm. The route is posted on the Rice Street Festival website
  • Participants are encouraged to carpool as designated parking is not provided. Vehicles cannot park along the parade route or in the staging area, regardless of weather.

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  • (a car is approximately 16 feet) If you arrive with additional vehicles not listed you may be moved to the end of the parade

    I, as representative of the undersigned unit/organization, have agreed for our benefit to participate in the Rice Street Festival Parade.

    I/we understand that inherent in our participation is the risk of serious personal injury and property damage. I/we understand that Rice Street Festival Parade will not provide us with protection against such injury and damage, and I/we assume all risk of such injury and damage to myself and all others under my direction and control, and to my property and all other property under my directions and control.

    I/we hereby waive and release any claim we have and may have in the future against the Rice Street Festival and any of their officers, directors, agents and volunteers, for any personal injury, property damage or other damage that I/we may sustain, whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence of such officers, directors, agents and volunteers, which occurs during or as a result of our participation in the Rice Street Festival Parade.

    I/we understand that parade registration fees will not be refunded for any reason and the parade will not be rescheduled if the parade cannot be held on the scheduled date and time.

    Furthermore, I represent that myself or anyone operating a vehicle in the Rice Street Festival Parade or in conjunction with the event has a valid license to drive such vehicle and has appropriate vehicle insurance.

    I/we furthermore agree to obey the rules put forth by the Rice Street Festival Parade Director, including, but not limited to, abstaining from throwing candy or other items from parade units and the laws regarding consumption of alcohol by drivers or passengers or unit participants during lineup, on the parade unit, or along the parade route.