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SaPaDaPaSo Parade Entry Form
We've gone electronic! No more forms to download, print and mail.
Just complete the online form and make payment!
The deadline for entry and payment is the first Monday of March OR when the parade reaches its 100 entry limit.
Title of Parade Entry
Details of your parade entry
Please describe your entry. The information provided will be read by TV announcers and used by parade judges. Provide details on your Irish theme, years in the parade, participants, costumes, business information and/or family information.
What are your staging area / space requirements: (Example: 1 truck w/13ft trailer, 20 walkers)
FYI: Maximum Float Height 13 ft | Width 24 ft | Length 55 ft
Is your entry going to use: Music/Loud Sirens/PA System?
Entry Contact Person
Contact person for your parade entry
We may need to call or text you
Name of Organization, Business or Family
(type business or family name)
District of Columbia
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Do we have permission to share your contact information with other organizations planning parades in Cedar Rapids?
ENTRY FEE (Every Entry Must Pre-Pay)
Political Entry - $200
Commercial Entry - $65
Non-Profit/Private Entry - $30
We are a volunteer organization. We will try to reply within 24 hours.
Please complete your registration and submit the payment online.
Parade staging information will be sent after the application is approved
Agreement to Parade Rules
KEY RULES TO NOTE FOR THE PARADE:
NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are allowed on the parade route or in the staging areas.
NO CANDY OR OBJECTS MAY BE THROWN from your entry.
You may HAND OUT candy or other objects (except for paper) to the spectators, but you must have additional walkers with your entry to do this. Individuals need to hand out items at the curb and must continue to walk along with the entry and keep the pace. Drivers or any other passengers/participants on the vehicle/entry are not allowed to throw, drop or hand out ANY objects.
NO PAPER HANDOUTS OR BALLOONS– SaPaDaPaSo has gone GREEN. We no longer permit participants or spectators to hand out any paper materials such as advertising flyers, coupons, stickers, etc. If you plan to hand out objects and have questions, please call in advance.
NO PARKING ORDINANCE ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE. The city “no parking” ordinance will be strictly enforced beginning one hour PRIOR to the parade start time along the parade route and staging areas. (Enforcement begins at NOON; parade begins at 1:00 PM).
I agree to the parade rules
Entrant agrees to READ AND OBEY all parade rules. The entrant holds harmless SaPaDaPaSo and its representatives for all liability while participating in the parade. Entrant agrees to educate all participants on the rules
Submit payment via debit/credit card
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It all began on August 30, 1975, when WMT Radio announcer Dick Hardiman reported that it was only 200 days to St. Patrick’s Day.
Every year prior to the parade, SaPaDaPaSo members nominate an Irish Colleen.
We are a 100% volunteer organization also looking for more volunteers
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