STONEWALL PARADE AND FESTIVAL

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EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE

In its 19th year, the City of Wilton Manors proudly presents the 2018 Wilton Manors Stonewall Parade & Festival. A star-studded Parade featuring local community heroes, dignitaries, and organizations will commence at 5 pm.

You are invited to register for the Parade by clicking the link below for pricing and entry. The deadline to register for the parade is Wednesday, June 14th.

You will be required to provide proof of insurance and driver’s license if you’re operating a moving vehicle. Parade line up begins at 2:00 PM, with all floats in place by 4:00 PM. Instructions and directions will be emailed to Parade participants.

Please email or call for any additional questions or needs. We look forward to your support and involvement in this year’s Parade!

Register for the Parade

This year’s parade will start at 4 PM from the south end of Wilton Drive.  Release forms and instructions will be incorporated into the registration page.

Need a Float?
Want a pre-made customizable float? Contact one of the companies below.
• American Studios Corp 786-402-6558 ask for Frank
• Festive Floats 813-879-2878 ask for Chick
• Big Bang Themeing 480-278-2219

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Stonewall Pride Parade Rules 

These rules & regulations have been established to ensure the safety of the parade participants as well as parade spectators & to comply with our insurance requirements. Please review these rules & regulations carefully as these will be strictly enforced. Any person or group in violation of these rule s & regulations will be removed from the parade, may be fined up to $500 & banned from future participation.

Parade Line-up

Line-up starts on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 2:00 PM and ends at 4 pm with Parade starting at 5 pm.

For 95% of participants, the placement in line is based on arrival time to the parade grounds.  If you want to be closer to the front then arrive early.

BRING WATER AND STAY HYDRATED!

While we attempt to accommodate as many wishes as possible, there are a number of factors that determine your placement in the Parade. The direction and the decision of the Parade Officials at the launch site are final.

Parking

There is no free parking for parade participants. Parking is available in the high school lot entrance at Ft Lauderdale High School, 1600 N 4th Ave, Ft Lauderdale for $20.

Rules Affecting all Parade Entries

  • All registrations and associated entry fees must be in full in order to secure your place in the parade line-up.
  • Any entry arriving after 4:00 PM on the day of the parade may not be able to participate in the parade. All late arrivals will be placed as space and time permit but are not guaranteed.
  • No items can be thrown into the crowd. Giveaways including candy, beads, stickers etc. must be handed from walkers to spectators, but not in a way that causes a safety hazard or slows down the progression of the parade.
  • No open flames or fireworks of any kind are permitted.
  • Entrants, if playing music, are responsible for supplying their own sound system.
  • In order to avoid large gaps in the parade, stopping for performances or demonstrations will not be allowed unless approved in advance.
  • Law enforcement officials & Parade Managers will direct the flow of the parade. Please allow for at least 20 ft between each entry.
  • Positions are assigned to ensure the best parade experience for entrants & viewers. Special requests will be considered but are not guaranteed.
  • You and your entire group must listen to and comply with all directions given by law enforcement officials and Parade Managers.
  • No person under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall be allowed to operate a motor vehicle during the parade. The Parade Managers reserves the right to remove any participant, for any activity deemed unsafe or in violation of any rules contained herein, or action or inaction that may cause any delay to the progress of the parade.
  • The Wilton Manors Entertainment Group, Inc.(WMEG) have final authority over the acceptability of all entries and the position of all entries in the parade line up.
  • WMEG reserves the right to reject any entry that does not meet the requirements. If any doubt as to whether or not an entry conforms to these requirements, please contact WMEG in advance with entry description. No refunds will be given for entries that fail to meet these requirements.
  • Parade organizers and/or sponsors assume no liability for any property damage or personal injuries.
  • All parade fees are non-refundable.
  • Groups will not be allowed to display any campaigning or advertising material that has not been approved by WMEG in advance. Parade Managers have the authority at the site to remove any sign or banner deemed not acceptable. Failure to comply will eliminate vehicle/group from the parade.
  • All vehicles signage must conform to the spirit of the parade

Entries with Animals​​

“Animals” here refers to horses, elephants and other large animals, not cats, dogs, or other household pets. Those planning to have animals within their contingent must make prior arrangements with WMEG. In accordance with city ordinances, you are responsible for cleaning up after your animals in the parade assembly area and along the parade route.

Rules Affecting Specific Entry Types

Walking Groups

  • Groups must stay together in your assigned line-up position.
  • Each group should be in uniform or costume and maintain a banner or sign recognizing your group.
  • Children must be at least twelve (12) years of age or obtain advance approval, to walk or march in the parade.
  • No group shall stop or otherwise slow the parade procession without advance permission.
  • Signs and banners to one (2) per walking group with a banner size of 3′ x 10′. Any exceptions must receive approval from WMEG prior to the date of the event.

 

   Vehicles and Motorcycles

 All drivers must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and possess a valid driver’s license, have a valid registration & insurance.

  • A copy of the driver’s license, registration & insurance must be submitted to WMEG. by email to vpo@wmeg.org no later than 5 PM on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
  • Picking up passengers during the parade is prohibited.
  • Signs and banners are limited to two (6) per float with a banner size that fits on the float. Any exceptions must receive approval from Wilton Manors Entertainment Group prior to the date of the event.
  • Vehicles will not be allowed to display any campaigning or advertising material that is not directly related to the group registration.
  • Parade Managers have authority at the site to remove any sign or banner deemed not acceptable. Failure to comply will eliminate vehicle/group from the parade.
  • All vehicles signage must conform to the spirit of the parade. Parade Managers have authority at the site to remove any sign or banner deemed not acceptable. Failure to comply will eliminate vehicle/group from the parade.

 

Floats

  • All drivers must be at least eighteen (18) years of age & possess a valid d driver’s license, have a valid registration & insurance.
  • A copy of the driver’s license, registration & insurance must be submitted to WMEG. by email to vpo@wmeg.org no later than 5 PM on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
  • Picking up passengers during the parade is prohibited.
  • All Floats must provide a fire extinguisher.
  • Vehicles must be in good physical as well as operating condition. All vehicles must be operated in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Only one (1) vehicle per entry, no exceptions.
  • All registrations must include a detailed description and sketch or other illustration of the entry.
  • Signs and banners are limited to what fits entirely on the float. Any exceptions must receive approval from Wilton Manors Entertainment Group prior to the date of the event.

 

Vehicle / Float Dimensions

All entries must comply with the following maximum dimensions. Entries that are larger than this will be unable to maneuver the parade route or may be unable to clear power lines and other obstacles.

  • Height: 1 2 feet (to clear power lines)
  • Length: 4 0 feet
  • Width: 100 inches (including rails)
  • Street Clearance: 12 inches above the ground

Need a Float?

Want a pre-made customizable float? Contact one of our float rental partners & tell them that Wilton Manors Entertainment Group sent you.

  • American Studios Corp 786-402- 6558 ask for Frank
  • Festive Floats 813- 879-2878 ask for Chick
  • Big Bang Theming 480-278-2219

 

For Questions call 754-200-2979 Ext 602 or contact vpo@wmeg.org

 

The Wilton Manors Entertainment Group Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit partnership between the City of Wilton Manors and the Wilton Manors Development Alliance Inc. to provide resources, guidance and continuity for city-sponsored cultural, social, and educational events with all funds dedicated to its mission to benefit the community of Wilton Manors.