Parade Float Application

Thank you for your interest

Parade Float ApplicationThank you for your interest in participating in the 2018 Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This is a great opportunity for your group or organization to share your heritage, talents and pride with our community. Where possible, units are asked to represent a nationality or culture in colorful displays, costumes, music and especially floats.

Since 1968, on the Saturday before
 St. Patrick’s Day, the streets of Delray Beach have turned green as we have hosted the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Florida, drawing thousands of attendees to the greenest town in Palm Beach County!

Please complete the information below about your unit. Read the guidelines for participation and return your application to the address below. You will receive a confirmation and detailed information prior to the parade. All units must meet Parade Guidelines . All motorized floats will be required to send a representative to our Captains meeting, Date and Time TBA – Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce @ 140 NE 1st St. Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Parade Application Fees

  • If you are an event sponsor, purchased an event advertisement, application fees are waived.
  • If you are a non-profit organization the application donation fee starts at $100.00; If you are a commercial or promotional unit, the application donation range starts at (business float) $425.00 and above (Depending on size, etc) per unit if your application is received by October 16, 2017; after October 16, 2017 your application donation will go up an extra $50.00 and your application must be received by January 15, 2018. Please note, all City of Delray Beach business owners receive a $200 discount.

All registration fees are non-refundable / and go to support our 501c3 non profit organization – Please make checks payable to “Code 3 Events Inc.”

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Judging Criteria

2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Entry Form

2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Entry Form


Please Indicate Type of Unit

Animal Entry (you are responsible for clean-up of feces)
HorseN/A

Driving Unit:
Fire ApparatusClassic CarNon-ProfitPoliticalMerchant/CommercialMotorcycleN/A

Float Entry (any unit pulling a trailer):
Non-ProfitPoliticalMerchant/CommercialN/A

Marching Unit:
BandMilitary UnitPoliticalPipe & Drum CorpFlag UnitN/A


"How many vehicles will be in your entry:" 12
(Please note there is a two (2) vehicle limit per parade entry without prior authorization)



The following questionnaire must be filled completely for the parade announcers. Time will not permit participants to be called back individually. Thank you for your cooperation.

Script for Announcer
Please include information about your entry. This information will be used for the parade announcer and for any media coverage. Descriptive information is essential in order to show your group to the best advantage. To pace parade for the media the script should be kept approximately 25 seconds in length. If the script is too long it will be edited in order to fit within the allotted time.