Parade Regulations and Liability Waiver

(All parade entries must complete one parade regulations and waiver form)

*All Organizations must read the rules and check the waiver box on the online parade entry form. 

Parade Rules:

  • All parade participants must be registered by October 2nd at 5:00 p.m.

  • All parade entries must be less than 20 feet in length. No hayracks, flatbeds or similar trailers are allowed, although golf carts, pick-up trucks or similar vehicles are acceptable. 

  • A float is not required for parade participation. Groups of individuals may walk in the parade if they wish.

  • On-campus student groups or organizations may request a golf cart to use as their parade float. All other entries must supply their own parade vehicle or golf cart. 

  • Throwing of candy, toys or other objects is strictly prohibited due to the potential for serious injury. Anyone found throwing items from their float will be asked to leave the parade immediately. Participants on foot may distribute candy or other items by handing them to spectators.

  • The consumption of alcohol or other illegal substances is strictly prohibited before and during the parade. Anyone suspected of being in violation of this policy will be asked to leave immediately.

  • Parade officials have the authority to remove any parade entry for violation of any of the above rules. 


The undersigned expressly acknowledges that the activities of the parade (including pre- and post-parade activities) are dangerous and involve the risk of serious injury, death, and/or property damage. The undersigned agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the University of Northern Iowa and its affiliates, employees, agents and representatives connected with the parade for any personal injuries, property loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of the actions of the parade participants connected to the group, float, or individuals.