Parade Participant Rules
Our expectation is a safe and fun event for everyone, paying participants and spectators alike. Therefore, we have established the following parade rules. By submitting the parade application, you are acknowledging that you have read, understand and agree to all participation rules, you will be responsible for all information contained herein and commit to sharing with everyone in your group.
- There will be no smoking or alcohol allowed on or within floats, parade vehicles or walking units. This includes when groups are in the line-up area as well as traveling throughout the parade.
- Fire or open flame on any unit is prohibited. And we strongly suggest that all decorative materials be fire resistant and encourage safety ropes or rails if passengers are aboard floats or open truck beds.
- All drivers must possess a valid driver’s license. Drivers must have 180-degree forward vision.
- Line-up space is shared with road with residential traffic. Instruct and monitor that everyone stays off the roadway.
- Vehicle horns or sirens must not be sounded. They prevent musical groups from being heard.
- For safety reasons, no participant may throw any item from a float or other unit in the Manitou Days Grande Parade. Items include but are not limited to: CANDY, beach balls, water propelled from squirt guns, frisbees, etc. If you wish to distribute items to parade spectators, distribution must be made by persons handing out items while walking along the parade route as part of an officially registered entry. Please note that stickers, water guns and water balloons are NOT allowed. In the interest of public health, additional rules and guidelines may be put into place that promote safe distribution of hand outs and social distancing. This information will be shared with registered participants prior to the parade.
- The Manitou Days Grande Parade Committee and White Bear Events reserves the right to bar and/or remove from the parade at any time, any entrant not conforming to the rules and regulations of the parade, or refusing to follow the instructions of the White Bear Lake Police or parade officials.
IDEMNITY AGREEMENT for the 2023 Manitou Days Grande Parade
The Manitou Days Parade Committee, White Bear Events and City of White Bear Lake collectively and individually disclaim any responsibility for accidents that may occur on June 16th in the staging area, while the parade is being lined up, in the parade line of march and at West Park. By submitting the application, all parties in your group waive and release any claim against the Manitou Days Parade Committee, White Bear Events and City of White Bear Lake and any of their officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents volunteers or sponsors, for any personal injury, property damage or other damage sustained, whether or not caused in whole or in part by the negligence of such officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents and volunteers, which occurs during or as a result of participation in the Manitou Days Grand Parade on Friday, June 16, 2023.