Krewes join either as General Parade Participants or Corporate Participants. Parade packets are emailed out and deadlines are announced on our Facebook Page. For those not on Facebook, we have a Yahoo Group where information is updated but not as frequently. Shamrock Ratings (our grading scale) determine inclusion for existing Krewes in the succeeding year. Spots that are not filled by a set date are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis by new Krewes. Local dignitaries and officials are invited to ride annually. If you represent a Marching Band or other group, you will need to call 225-925-8295 and leave information on the line (Name/Band Name/City/Contact numbers). The number of units in the parade are limited, as directed by the City Parish. Please note that the Wearin' of the Green is strictly a parade. There is no vendor nor stage space.
For safety reasons some floats are banned from the parade route. Generally, medium sized is the best. All of this is discussed in the Parade Participant Safety Meeting prior to the parade. Photographs of floats are requested and, if needed, we can make physical inspections prior to your securing the float. Pictured here are floats that are banned from this parade. Make sure these are not the floats you own or have rented for they will be turned away Parade Morning. We do not accept 18-wheeler tractor trailer rigs on the parade route.
Keep Krewe Safe and Neighborhood Clean
Make sure your Riders are aware of your Krewe rules by putting it in writing and holding a Krewe meeting prior to Parade Day. We do not set these rules but are making suggestions from what other Krewes have shared with us. Choose what works for your Krewe. Here is a start for a Rider Rules Sheet . The Hundred Oaks area is beautiful. Please help keep it clean so we will be invited back!
What do walkers do?
Each float is required to have no less than four walkers, one by each axle of the float. Walkers primary job is to keep the crowds away from the float as it rolls past. They should not plan to throw beads nor drink alcoholic beverages. We consider their job crucial to the safety of the parade. Here is a sheet you can share with your Walkers. Do thank them.