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POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS

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Entering the Parade:

All floats, cars, including antique cars, boats, and all other units are to enter the staging area from the south end of Douglas Ave at the corner of Union and proceed north to the staging area. Parade Staff will direct you to your line-up positions.

FLOAT DRIVERS ARE CAUTIONED TO BE ALERT FOR ANY OVERHANGING TREES IN THE AREA.

  • Units can arrive after 4:00 p.m.

  • DO NOT ARRIVE EARLIER THAN 4:00 P.M.

  • Riders must arrive by 5:30 p.m.
     

  • All parties specifically agree that the owner and sponsor accept full responsibility for protection against personal injury and property damage in the operation of said unit.
     

  • It is clearly understood that the necessary personnel to staff the entry and costumes will be provided by the sponsoring organizations.

  • A driver must remain with the float at all times

  • You should maintain a 1.5 float length interval at all times.

  • Please print a staging number and bring it with you.

  • All floats and tow units must be decorated.

  • Golf carts are not allowed in the parade without prior approval. A permit is required for the golf cart to be included within your float application.
     

  • For safety reasons, please do not encourage the children along the route to come out onto the roadway for any reason.

  • Once in line and moving with the parade, remember you are part of the total show. Please maintain a distance of 35 feet behind the unit in front of you. Parade staff along the route will notify if you are too close or far away. Please no slowing down for photographs once the parade starts. If your unit becomes disabled, try and pull to one side to allow the parade to proceed around you. If able you may re-enter the parade.

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Rider Information:

WHERE TO GO: Report to the staging along the west side of the Dunedin Blue Jays “Florida Auto Exchange” Stadium and Dunedin Public Library, on Douglas between Union and Beltrees.

There is some parking in the Stadium lots, there are also a limited number of spaces available on the streets.

Riders must be with their units by 5:30 p.m.

Minimum age of persons riding the Float must be no less than fourteen (14) years of age, unless accompanied by an adult.

Remember as the starting time approaches, traffic in this area will become very congested, many of the streets will be closed to traffic, and parking will be limited. Please allow yourself ample time to arrive.

It is clearly understood that the necessary personnel to staff the float and costumes will be provided by the sponsoring organization.

DISBANDING:

The Parade ends at the corner of Douglas and State Rd 580. All units will turn right.

Floats and other parade units that need to break down or drop off riders should pull over to right hand curb side of State Rd 580.

Units that do not need to stop should proceed to the nearest intersection to enter traffic flow and if necessary loop back around to the staging area to drop people off at their cars.

DO NOT try and re-enter the downtown Dunedin core as it is closed to traffic.

We encourage all participants to join us downtown for the live music, food and fun.

THE MARDI GRAS PARADE COMMITTEE HAS THE FINAL DECISION ON ALL PARADE ENTRIES

PROOF OF LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE IS REQUIRED FOR MOTORIZED VEHICLES. A COPY OF LIABILITY INSURANCE MUST BE ATTACHED WITH THIS APPLICATION.

 

 

 

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