PARTICIPATION IN 2013 PARADE
The annual Carolinas’ Carrousel Parade consists of approximately 120 units
divided into four categories: Floats, Marching Bands, Step/Drill Teams and
Special Units. All parade entries are by invitation of the parade committee.
For groups other than high school Marching Bands, there is a non-refundable
fee to participate.
The parade’s organizing committee seeks a combination of units that will
meet the organization's mission of enhancing the regional area's community
life through quality family-oriented entertainment.
To ensure that
our parade is the best it can be, please keep in mind that we seek entries
- Are colorful, entertaining and display community achievement and pride;
- Represent the best the Carolinas have to offer, such as sports, tourism,
health, prosperity, entertainment and/or the arts;
- Promote worthy causes in a creative, crowd-pleasing way;
- Exemplify the wide cultural diversity of the region;
- Present an attractive, cohesive, coordinated group appearance.
The Carrousel board reserves the right to refuse entries that will be
disruptive, overly loud, unruly or lacking a theme, cause or family-friendly
We'd like to hear about your potential parade unit. The
Parade Rules and Regulations
will give you details about the parade; see the
Parade Participation Check List
for the forms needed to present your unit for consideration. Please refer to
Application for Participation Deadlines.
As the total number of units in the parade is limited, we strongly encourage
you to submit your information prior to those deadlines.
the parade is by invitation only.
The committee will review the forms you submit and will determine if you
will be invited to be part of this event. If you are invited, you will be
notified and invoiced for the entry fee, if applicable (see
Parade Participation Pricing Sheet).