Determination of Parade enforceable to the extent should be directed to the rules and regulations is the responsibility of the Pioneer Days Parade and Festival Committee, Inc. These rules and regulations are of expulsion from the Parade and forfeiture of entry fees. Questions relating to procedures of the Committee Chairman
The Parade begins promptly at 9:00 AM on Labor Day and will take approximately 90 Minutes to complete. Participants are asked to be at their place in the staging area and be ready to go at 8:30 AM at the latest. The staging area will open at 7:00 AM
The Parade begins at Englewood Center Parking Lot, 200 S. Indiana Ave. and runs WEST on Cowles to NORTH on McCall Road to WEST on Dearborn Street, to NORTH on Old Englewood Road ending at Stewart St. HOWEVER, THE SARASOTA SHERIFF'S DEPT. HAS ASKED THAT ALL FLOATS CONTINUE EITHER STRAIGHT ON OLD ENGLEWOOD RD. TO SR 776 OR TAKE A RIGHT ON ARTIST TO SR 776, COMING BACK TO THE ENGLEWOOD CENTER PARKING LOT FOR DEMARSHALING.
There is NO rain date for the Pioneer Days Parade and Party. Cancellation will occur only if dangerous weather conditions are forecast. Cancellation notification will be broadcast on the local radio station WENG 1530 AM / 107.5 FM and posted on the Facebook Page: Englewood Pioneer Days. There will be no refund in case of cancellation.
There is NO refund if a cancellation is requested within 14 days of the event. Refunds for payments made through Paypal or with credit card will have the service fee deducted.
Portable sanitation facilities will be located in the staging areas for Parade participants.
Bright orange vests will identify parade Marshals. These personnel will be available in the staging and demarshaling areas and along the route to assist participants and answer questions.
All participants must follow the directions of the Parade Marshals and Parade Officials. Failure to comply with instructions may result in disqualification from judging and/or expulsion from the Parade.
Participants must stage in their designated areas.
Participants must stage in their designated areas. All vehicles (not in the parade) transporting participants to the staging area should off-load passengers on Palm Grove Ave off of Indiana Ave south of the staging area. Only vehicles that have been formally registered will be allowed in the parade.
are allowed to park in the Englewood Center parking lot.
All participants must be assembled in their assigned staging area and ready to advance along the Parade route by 8:30 a.m. At this time a representative of the entry should be stationed at the assigned staging area identification sign for check in and verification. Entries that have not been verified as ready to proceed may be dropped from the Parade sequence.
During the Parade, all participating groups shall remain a distance equal to two (2) car lengths back from the group ahead of them. Careful attention to the units in front must be maintained. Participating group total unit distance should be kept as tight as possible.
Groups exhibiting skills such as cheerleaders, karate students, drill teams, dancers, etc. shall contain their demonstration stops to 30 seconds maximum allowing no more than 100 feet of space to accumulate between their exhibition and the preceding Parade entry. Gap must be closed to 20 feet prior to commencing another demonstration.
Should emergency vehicles be required to enter the Parade route, all participants must move promptly to the right side of the Parade route until passage is complete.
No throwing of candy or other items will be allowed. These items must be passed out by hand and in a way as not to encourage children into the roadway. Handouts shall be used sparingly in order to minimize the amount of litter generated. Designate people to clean-up distributed materials after initial handout.
Riders of floats or carts utilizing a power vehicle followed by a trailing unit shall not ride on the tongue or anywhere between the towing unit and the trailer.
Horseback riders must have all horses participating in the Parade under control at all times away from all spectators along the Parade route. Participants are responsible for providing their own clean-up efforts.
At the end of the Parade route, participants are not to disband nor demarshal prior to reaching the demarshaling area. The Parade MUST NOT be slowed at the end of the route due to participants disbanding in unspecified areas. All transportation vehicles shall be parked for pickup clear of the Parade route. At the request of Sarasota County Sheriff's department ALL FLOATS MUST either go straight on Old Englewood Rd. to SR 776 or turn RIGHT on to Artists Ave. continuing to SR 776 back to the Englewood Center which was the Parade starting area.
All entries must have an identifying number – your parade order number printed in large type on a sheet of paper – on each entered vehicle. Please display this on the FRONT WINDOW of each vehicle. Please make sure the number is visible to marshals as well as the judges. Each vehicle must be registered on page 2 or on an attached sheet or submitted on-line by the submission deadline to be in the parade.
HOLD HARMLESS RELEASE FORM
Release . By the signature appearing below, and in consideration of the acceptance of my/our person/organization's application for entry in the Pioneer Days Parade, I/we hereby waive, release, and discharge any and all claims for injury or damage, whether personal or to property, which I/we may have or which may hereafter occur to me/us against the Englewood Pioneer Days Parade and Festival Committee, Inc., Royal United Properties Inc., the parade marshal and/or the persons or entities organizing and acting in concert with them in connection with the Pioneer Days Parade and Festival Committee, Inc. ("Parade Committee") as a result of my/our participation in said event.
Assumption of Risk. I/WE understand that accidents occasionally occur during parades/festivals and that participants and spectators in such occasionally sustain personal injuries or property damage as a consequence thereof. Knowing the risks, nevertheless, I/we hereby agree to assume those risks and to release and hold harmless all of the Parade Committee who, through negligence or carelessness, might otherwise be liable to me/us. Indemnification. I/We further agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the Parade Committee, their directors, officers, employees and agents, harmless from and defend any action brought against them with respect to any claim, demand, cause of action, debt or liability, to the extent that the same, if meritorious, arises out of the negligence or willful misconduct on my/our part.
I/we agree to abide by the rules and regulations, “Hold Harmless” and release contained within the Application Packet.