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Join the Fair Parades!

The 2018 South Florida Fair is January 12 - 28.

Please read our NEW Parade Guidelines before applying for participation.
Parade Guidelines are required to ensure the continued safety of our participants and our guests. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Parade Guidelines:

  • The parade time averages 20 to 30 minutes start to finish.
  • All chaperones/parents marching in the parade MUST BE in a matching group uniform or a t-shirt, (example: proud parent of a cheerleader, Twirler, Band, etc.)
  • Only persons 18 & older with a valid driver’s license will be permitted to drive a vehicle in the parade.
  • Only the driver of any vehicles transporting approved parade participants will be given Fair admission. All other occupants must purchase an admission ticket. If you would like to purchase tickets and receive a group rate for 30 guests or more, contact Tim Pachis for group sales. Email:
  • Individual tickets for parents/family not participating in the parade can be purchased in advance at any Palm Beach County Publix store until January 11 at a discounted price. Regular price tickets can be purchased at the Main gate on or after January 12.
  • Strollers are not permitted in the parade.
  • No giveaways can be distributed during the parade without prior approval.
  • There is absolutely no throwing of items permitted.
  • All animal entries must have lead walkers and pooper scoopers.
  • Re-entry will only be possible with a hand stamp supplied at the staging area before the parade begins.


To participate, fill the online application below as soon as it becomes available

2018 Magical Parades Application


Name of Group/School
Type of parade entry Please check one

If other, please explain
Number of Participants
Number of Chaperones
One (1) chaperone/parent ticket issued per 5 children participating under the age of 18
Total Number
Number of Vehicles/Type
Number of Themed Decorated Floats
(Combined vehicle and float not to exceed 30’ length and 11’ height)
Only persons 18 and older with a valid driver’s license & will be permitted to drive in the parade.


Friday January 12 Chinese New Year Parade
Saturday January 13 St. Patrick's Parade
Sunday January 14 Mayors' Parade
Monday January 15 MLK Day Parade
Tuesday January 16 Mardi Gras Parade
Wednesday January 17 Not Available
Thursday January 18 Pirate Parade
Friday January 19 Junkanoo Parade
Saturday January 20 Oktoberfest Parade
Sunday January 21 Carnival Parade
Monday January 22 Rose Petal Parade
Tuesday January 23 Mardi Gras Parade
Wednesday January 24 Not Available
Thursday January 25 Veterans Parade
Friday January 26 Boat Parade
Saturday January 27 Thanksgiving Parade "Thank a Farmer"
Sunday January 28 Football Hall of Fame Parade

Write the number of parades you would like to participate in
e.g. 4

Preferred Dates

You can choose multiple dates:
We will try to acommodate your choices

Priority will be given to organizations that have music, dance or costumes related to parade theme
Please describe:

Group Coordinator Information

First Name
Last Name
Email Address
Phone Number
Fax Number

Upon approval of the application, the available dates will be sent to the email address provided.

By checking this checkbox and submitting this form I agree that I have read, understood and accepted

Questions or concerns:
South Florida Fair & Expo Center
Kayla Cawley
P.O. Box 210367
West Palm Beach, FL
Phone: 561-790-5219
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