Parade Registration

  • Parade registration is $25. After you fill out the form you'll be redirected to payment page.
  • Or you may mail the downloadable form with your payment to: Ghent Neighborhood Association, 1903 Spencer Ave, New Bern, NC 28560 (with check payable to Ghent Neighborhood Association).
  • Questions? Call or text Nancy at: 520-591-3373.
  • Float/participant types include: floats, truck/trailer, antique cars or motorcycles, horses and riders, horse carriages, dancers, musicians, walking groups, hula hoopers, creative vehicles (tricycles, coolers, pedi-cabs), etc.
  • Participants are strongly encouraged to dress in costume!
  • We will ask you closer to the event the approximate length and width of your float for line-up and ease of flow for the parade, or the approximate number of people in your walking or car or horse group, etc.
  • All floats MUST be decorated in Mardi Gras colors or decorations.
  • All parade participants who are sponsors will receive a small portion of Mardi Gras bead "throws." We encourage you to purchase more — they go quickly!
  • ALL Mardi Gras participants, please keep your float and costume family friendly!
  • All parade participants are encouraged to purchase Mardi Gras beads (“throws”) to toss to spectators. Get extras — they go quickly. (Candy is fine, too, but not traditional for Mardi Gras, fyi.)
  • Parade line-up begins at 2 pm.
  • Parade is at 3 pm.
  • PLEASE arrive for line-up no later than 2:30 pm so there is time to get you checked in and lined up.

Thank you for joining our parade!

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