Parade Rules & Regulations
P.E.E.R.S – Lansing Juneteenth Celebration
2017 African American Parade
Start Time - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018
ENTRY INFORMATION – We ask that you read through the following rules and safety requirements before filling out and returning your application.
FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE – May 31
Entries submitted by May 31, 2018 will be listed on our website as parade participants.
Completed entry applications and fee payments (check or money order) may be returned by mail:
Attn: Parade Committee
Lansing Juneteenth Celebration
P.O. Box 27623
Lansing, MI 48909
Entry fees may be paid online at: through our website payment portal (PayPal).
All entries will be reviewed and approved by the Parade Committee prior to participation.
We reserve the right to reject any entry that does not comply with the general parade rules and regulations, is a safety concern, or is not in good taste or in the best interest of the African American Parade.
ANIMALS THAT ARE PART OF A UNIT MUST BE CLEANED UP AFTER BOTH IN STAGING AREA AND ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE. ANIMAL WASTE MUST BE PICKED UP AND APPROIATELY DISPOSED OF BY THE MEMBERS OF THE UNIT
Entries in the parade may not exceed 14 feet in height and MUST be decorated, including political entries. Political Entries are to be only those currently in elected office. If an elected official is running for office they must not include anything that speaks to their re- election in the parade
All walking/vehicle entries must keep pace with the parade to avoid creating gaps between entries.
For questions, contact Calvin Jones, .
PARADE ROUTE/STAGING AREA
ROUTE: Kalamazoo to Huron Streets
Washtenaw to McPherson Streets
Michigan to Sexton High School Football Field Parking Lot
STAGING: Riddle Street between Kingsley Ct and Kalamazoo Street
& Kalamazoo Street between Riddle & Huron Streets.
Staging will also be in the Letts Community Center Parking Lot
PARADE LINE UP
Entrants that submit applications by the deadline will be sent the information on the parade line-up, their number in the parade, and specific event information. Those who submit after the submission deadline and are accepted will receive their line up positions at the parade staging area.
PARADE PARTICIPANTS THAT ARRIVE LATE WILL BE PLACED AT THE END OF THE PARADE – LATE IS DEFINED AS ONCE THE PARADE HAS STARTED….
To ensure that the announcer on the reviewing stand is able to correctly identify your entry, all parade participants must remain in the designated order throughout the entire parade.
Complete line up information and further instructions will be sent via email or regular mail to all entrants who submitted applications by the deadline by May 31.
Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. Line-up begins at 8:30 a.m.
The liability release statement must be signed by everyone participating in the parade. This release is included on bottom of the enclosed application.
All children must have adult supervision.
Throwing of candy or other items from vehicles or floats is against City ordinance and will not be permitted. Handouts will be permitted on the sidewalks only
In accordance with local fire regulations, every float, motorized or horse drawn entry shall be equipped with a class (A, B, C) fire extinguisher. All units will be checked for fire extinguisher.
For your safety, floats/vehicles shall be brought to a complete stop before participants climb on or off the vehicle. Only emergency stops shall be allowed during the parade procession.
The travel speed in the parade route shall be the average walking speed or approximately 3 miles per hour. Please do not allow large gaps to occur between your entry and others.
No explosives or fireworks of any kind shall be allowed during the parade. Any entries that are exceptionally noisy (horns, antique muskets, sirens etc.) must be noted on the application.
Responsibility for the disposal of trash and other debris rests with the parade participants. We encourage everyone in keeping our city beautiful. Those units with animals must clean up any residue prior to vacating the area. Floats and other entry material shall be removed from the site by 5:30 p.m.