Mardi Gras Parade Application

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 11, 2019
  • CHECK IN LOCATION: McCall-Donnelly High School (Corner of Stibnite & Mission)
  • CHECK IN TIME: 10:30 – 11:00 AM Please enter school parking lot from Mission Street for check in. Check-in is important to get you on the announcers list. You will receive an entry number. The parade team will direct you to your line-up position.
  • PARADE BEGINS: 12:00 NOON (Copy of parade route will be given to all entrants.)
  • PRIZE CATEGORIES: Best Float, Best Drill Team, Best Band, Best Children’s Group, Best Organization Entry and Judge’s Appreciation.

CHANGES TO THE PARADE ENTRY PROCESS:

In the past few years, the Mardi Gras Parade has grown! This growth has prompted us to make a few changes to keep the parade to approximately 1 hour in length. Please review the changes for this year:

  1. Parade will be limited to 60 entries.
  2. Priority will be given to local entries first. If you are an out of area group looking to participate, please complete the form below and we will place you on a waiting list pending space available once all local entries have been included.
  3. We are requiring a parade application. Please include details on how you will be decorating your float/entry. Entries without decoration WILL NOT be accepted.
    1. Parade entries will be reviewed once per week and approved by the Winter Carnival committee.
    2. Qualifying entries will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis until we fill the 60 entry maximum.
    3. Any entries on a waiting list will be notified regarding approval by January 18, 2019.
  4. SEALED CANDY ONLY! Due to overwhelming feedback on the amount of waste candy leaves behind, we are asking that you only throw candy that is in a fully sealed wrapper  (no twisted wrappers like smarties and tootsie rolls – please opt for 100% sealed candy like peppermints or bit size Snickers). And as always, beads or small promotional items can be handed out as well!

Winter Carnival Mardi Gras Parade Application

Please complete the form below. Form completion DOES NOT mean approval. The Winter Carnival committee will review all applications each week and make approval notifications on Mondays. If you have any questions, please reach out to wintercarnival@mccallchamber.org.
  • Entry Information

  • This will be the name used by the parade announcer
  • Please describe what your entry will include such as the theme, planned decorations, music, costumes, etc.
  • This will be used to describe your entry by the parade announcer. Include any explanation of your float/entry, interesting facts, a description of your business/organization, etc.
  • (this helps us for planning purposes!)
  • We cannot guarantee placement in the Mardi Gras Parade, but we will make every effort to accommodate your requests!
  • Contact Information

  • I, for myself and for all of the people involved in this parade entry, hereby release the McCall Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Bureau and the City of McCall, Idaho of liability incurred from loss or damage to persons or property in connection with the parade and further agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Chamber, its Officers and Directors, the Winter Carnival committees and the City of McCall from any claims for damage.
  • Just a reminder - this parade application will be reviewed by the Winter Carnival committee. Submitting this application is not an automatic approval of entry.