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2018 Holiday Parade Application

Boynton Beach Holiday ParadeSaturday, December 1, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Theme: Catch the Holiday Spirit
Downtown Boynton Beach
Federal Hwy. from SE 12th Ave. to Ocean Ave. 
(0.8 miles)


The following parade criteria have been established in order to provide a high quality, entertaining Holiday Parade.

    • Application deadline is November 19, 2018.
    • ALL mobile entries, including cars & trucks towing floats, must be completely decorated.
    • This is a family event. Inappropriate performances/attire are prohibited. Holiday music and appropriate behavior while performing is mandatory.
    • Marching units will be expected to perform throughout the parade route.
    • Any adult driving a vehicle in the parade may be asked to provide proof of license and insurance.
    • Please do not include Santa Claus as part of your entry. 
    • Throwing candy or other items is strictly prohibited.
    • Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited anywhere in the lineup area. Please help us maintain the family atmosphere of this event.
    • Hurry! Get your application in ASAP! Only 75 applications will be accepted. Others will be placed on a waiting list.
    • Please leave pets at home! Per City ordinance, pets are not allowed.
    • All entries will be judged and awards will be given out at the January 15th City Commission meeting.
      • Most Outstanding Float
      • Best Performance by a Marching Band
      • Best Marching Unit
      • Most Creative/Original

Failure to comply with any of the parade rules will result in expulsion from the parade at lineup or throughout the parade route by parade officials.



  1. Fill out the Holiday Parade application completely (only completed entry forms will be accepted).
  2. Indicate the category in which your group should be entered. Each unit may enter into only one category.
  3. Streets will be closed at 12:00 p.m. Line-up will begin at 2:00 p.m. All entries MUST be lined up by 3:30 p.m.
  4. Applications are due November 19, 2018.


I, THE UNDERSIGNED PARTICIPANT, in consideration for the CITY OF BOYNTON BEACH, do hereby (1) Assume all risks and responsibility of possible damage or injury involved through participation in the Holiday Parade. I understand I am to furnish my own insurance in case of injury; (2) Request permission to participate in the activity with full knowledge that said activity could result in damage or injury to me/him/her; (3) Agree to indemnify & hold harmless the City of Boynton Beach and/or its departments or agents from liability resulting from my participation of said activity; (4) Give the City of Boynton Beach permission to take photos and use them to publicize programs and use in media correspondence.