The applicant shall be responsible for the conduct of all its participants and agrees to notify all participants of these rules and regulations.
Entries having children under age 18 must provide parents or other adult chaperones to walk alongside and supervise.
Units having any animals must maintain control of them at all times. All animals must have updated vaccinations, be in good health and able to cope with crowds, and other animals.
Participants must be mindful of animals' health and welfare throughout the parade. Any animal that appears to be in distress due to heat, dehydration or other reason MUST be removed from the parade immediately.
All parade participants are expected to conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner.
All automobiles must be driven by a licensed vehicle operator.
During the parade, the driver must maintain 20'-30' (2-3 car lengths) from the preceding unit.
Hard candy and/or other handouts may be handed out along the parade route. Any items thrown or tossed from moving vehicles is strictly prohibited.
No firearms shall be fired, and no open flames allowed.
No parade entries will be permitted to discharge firecrackers, caps, blanks, incendiary devices or other equipment that might startle or excite animals in the parade.
All floats MUST have a fire extinguisher.
NO alcoholic beverages in staging area or on any parade entry at any time before or during the parade. Bottled water or soft drinks are permitted.
For safety reasons, no one may step on or off a float or any motorized unit until it is at a COMPLETE stop. NO person is allowed to ride on a running board, hood, roof or vehicle fender.
The continuity and movement of the parade is essential for the safety and enjoyment of all spectators and participants. As such, all parade entries must continue in a forward motion at all times. No units may stop to perform or address the crowds anywhere along the parade route unless your unit is specifically notified to stop by Liberty Township staff or a safety or law enforcement officer.
Weather and Water
To help avoid the heat, we will be starting the parade at approximately 10:00 a.m. Please be sure to bring water and hand misters for your entry team, (participants and animals). The parade will go on rain or shine, so be prepared for the weather forecasted for the day.
Judging will take place on the Township's Facebook page the week following the parade. Winners will be announced on Friday, July 9 via the Township's website and social media pages.