Parade Checklist

Parade Viewing Guidelines

  • Park vehicles in a secure, well-lit area. 
  • Obey barricade ordinances. 
  • Put a nametag on small children with parents’ names and telephone number.
  • Establish a pre-designated place to go after the parade in the event you are separated from family and friends. 
  • Leave purses and valuables at home. 
  • Do not follow floats along the route. 
  • Watch parades from a set location. 
  • Throwing objects of any kind in the direction of floats, band members or parade participants can result in a fine. 
  • Place beverages in plastic or disposable containers. 
  • Metal or glass containers are not allowed. 
  • Silly string and snap pops are illegal. 
  • Skateboards, motorized scooters and laser pointers are not permitted. 
  • All parade routes must be cleared of vehicles two hours before and after parades.
  • Violators will be towed at their personal expense. 
  • Expect traffic delays immediately before and after parades. 
  • Drive defensively. 
  • Medical assistance is available by contacting a police officer at the nearest intersection, or through Mobile Fire and Rescue medics patrolling the parade routes. 
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