Entries should follow three simple rules:
1. No written or spoken words. We use no words, symbols or lyrics in our art, music or dance.
2. No pets or live animals. We have no live animals in the Procession, with the exception of Service Animals.
3. No motorized vehicles. Do not motorize creations or use musical amplification. Of course, a motorized wheelchair is certainly permitted.
Keep it Green! Consider using recycled and re-purposed materials to keep your costume cheap and eco-friendly. Old boxes, shopping bags, cloth material, or plastic bottles are just a few things that can be used to make one-of-a-kind entries.
Size Restrictions: The Procession will take place along the waterfront in downtown Ft Pierce. Entries should be no larger than 10 feet wide and 12 feet tall to fit on the parade route.
The More the Merrier! Why be only one fish, when with others you could be a whole school? Including others in your entry is a great way to take a simple idea and make it extraordinary! Registration is open to school groups, clubs, sports teams, and you and your friends.
Want to roll your creation through the Procession? The parade route is a mixture of paved and unpaved surfaces. Wheels should be rugged enough to handle dirt and grass. Large wagon wheels or those used on outdoor carts work great!
Don't Get Blown Away! The parade will take place along the waterfront and it may be windy. Be aware that large or tall entries may be affected and require extra handling and attention.
On the day of the Procession
Make the Procession Magical! YOU make the Procession fun for everyone by actually becoming your species through music and movement! Think of it as theatrical experience.
Interact with the audience! Show off your species, do your best moves, tickle with your tentacles, etc. DANCE to the music or beat....better yet, include your own music or beat with instruments. Be lively and CELEBRATE nature!