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City of Arlington Washington

info@arlingtonwa.gov

238 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA, 98223, US

360-403-3421

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Parade Rules:
  • No Santas in the parade other than the official City Santa.
  • Drivers should have 180ยบ forward vision.
  • Each float should have one passenger in the cab whose duty it is to monitor activity on the float so that the driver is not distracted from operating the vehicle.
  • Reverse movement along the parade route is prohibited.
  • Children must be under adult supervision at all times.
  • Riders must remain on the float once the parade begins and at all times the float is in motion.
  • Maintain a distance of 35 feet behind the preceding entry.
  • Exhaust system should extend beyond any and all decorations so that drivers or riders are not exposed to carbon monoxide fumes.
  • Compressed gases (such as helium) and generators shall be properly secured and safeguarded (portable gasoline cans are prohibited).
  • Generator exhaust must be such that it does not pose a hazard to participants.
  • Decorative lighting must be UL approved and rated for outdoor use.
  • No candles allowed on floats.
  • Marching entries must keep up with the parade.
  • DO NOT throw food, candy, or any other items to the crowd.
  • Adults may walk beside the float and handout candy and toys.
  • Entries with animals must have a clean up crew behind animals
  • Motorized vehicles, trucks, and cars - no excessive speeds, burn-outs, tricks, two-wheel driving, or dangerous maneuvers.
  • NO STOPPING TO HAND OUT FOOD, CANDY, OR PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS.
  • Fire extinguishers rated 2A-10BC are required on all motorized decorated vehicles. Fire or open flame
  • on any entrant is prohibited.
  • Smoking is prohibited on any float or parade entry.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on any float or vehicle or on the person of any participant.
  • Parade participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs at any time during the parade or staging.
  • The City reserves the right to bar from the parade at any time any entrant not conforming to the rules, safety plan or refusing to follow the instructions of the police or parade officials.
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02/28/2024

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