Puppet Parade Guidelines

In addition to registration, we have a few simple rules that all puppets and groups are required to observe:

  • Puppets should be handcrafted locally.
  • Puppets of any size shall be allowed to participate, however giant puppets are recommended.
  • Puppets should be people-powered (walking and simple machines) with no motorized vehicles allowed.
  • No written words on banners or puppets.
  • No amplified sound or megaphones.
  • No soliciting of any kind.
  • Puppets and artwork must be copyright or trademark free.
  • No distribution of flyers, food or other items.
  • Your puppets and the delivery of that message must be peaceful and family-friendly.
  • You must be respectful and follow the directions of parade officials, police officers and others charged with keeping the parade a safe and fun experience.