Parade Participants

Click here to view Examples of Banned Floats 

 

Krewes participate as Non-Corporate, Corporate or Political Participants

Parade packets are emailed out from bririshparade@gmail.com and immediate information dispersed from our Facebook Page. The number of units in the parade are limited, as directed by the City Parish government. Spots that are not filled by December 31st are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis by new Krewes.  If you or your business are interested in participating in our upcoming parade, sent a packet request to bririshparade@gmail.com.


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). These groups are handled separately. There will not be a need for a parade packet.



Local dignitaries and officials are invited to ride annually and a Grand Marshal is selected. Please request a packet.

 

 

Where do I get a float?

We do not recommend float providers. However, for your convenience, here is a list of people who rent floats. Call early as the some Krewes reserve floats from year to year. You will need to give us the name of the person who owns your float and a photograph of the rig. (See Banned Floats link). We do not have access to prior year float information so we ask that you include a photograph yearly. Make sure that your float is not one of the banned floats. We prefer floats that are not the three tiered ones for safety reasons. Please refer to Louisiana statutes and ride the route also to make sure your float will be safe.

  • John Burley - 225-572-6105
  • Cookie - 225-686-1200
  • Darryl Averett 225-268-8158



Click here to view Examples of Banned Floats 

 

For safety reasons some floats are banned from the parade route.

Generally, medium sized floats are 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. Make sure you are not renting floats like pictured on the Banned Floats page since they will be turned away Parade Morning. We do not accept 18-wheeler tractor trailer rigs on the parade route. Anyone showing up with either of these will be directed off of the parade route and parade fees will not be returned.



NOTE: The Wearin' of the Green is strictly a parade. There is no vendor nor stage space.



Keep Krewe Safe and Hundred Oaks Neighborhood Clean

The Hundred Oaks area is beautiful. We are so blessed to have been invited back for so many years. Please help keep it clean so we will be invited back next year! 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 .

 

 

What do walkers do?

Each float is required to have no less than four walkers, one by each axle of the float. The Walkers primary job is to keep the crowds away from the wheels of the float as it rolls past. They should not 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. They are instrumental in the safety of our parade!