Parade Entry

By completing the application to participate in the HOUSTON CREOLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL AND MARDI GRAS PARADE FESTIVAL, you understand that not all applicants will be selected for participation. Festival management reserves the right to accept or decline any parade application. Preference is given to experienced performance groups. If your entry meets the qualifications listed below, please download and submit the completed Parade Application form along with pictures, videos, or online links that showcase your talent. Materials submitted with your request will not be returned.

Application fees are as follows:

$25.00 Non-profit organizations
$50.00 Performance participants
$100.00 Corporate or Vendor participants

BANDS

Entire band must perform in uniforms or themed costumes, no sweat suits or t-shirts

DRILL/DANCE/CHEERLEADING TEAMS 25

minimum participants
All groups must perform as they are moving forward
Teams must be dressed in uniforms/costumes

EQUESTRIANS

Organized unit with 10+ horses
Flashy, coordinated costumes

SPECIALTY UNITS

Those groups that do not fall into above categories
Unique entries or special appearances
Must exhibit showmanship and delight spectators
Requires coordinated costuming

FLOATS/SPECIALTY VEHICLES / HELIUM BALLOON ENTRIES

All floats must align with a Mardi Gras theme and must be constructed by a professional float builder. Specialty vehicle entries including vintage cars/trucks and unique industrial or service vehicles are welcome. Vehicles must be in good condition. Proof of insurance required.

Contact Us to learn more about our Mardi Gras parade. We proudly serve the Houston metroplex and the Texan Gulf Coast.