ATTENDING THE PARADE IS FREE. Registration is NOT ticket sales. BUT we ask for $25 to roll in the parade. Free entries inlcude BANDS, canine entries, royalty, gumbo cooks and other sponsors
*The parade is in downtown Norman, east of the RR tracks. Spectators are encouraged to park on W. Main and walk over the tracks. Participants are encouraged to park off Commanche in the bank lots. Eat downtown, or wait for the food trucks! La Gumbo Ya Ya Midway Deli Classic Cajun Cuisine
Participants: 6pm: Check in @ The Depot, 200 S. Jones to receive your line number and updates, get in place and ready to roll by 6:45, 6:45: Streets close, Food Trucks available on Peters and Main 7pm: parade starts. WE WILL ROLL IN Freezing rain or wind! The parade has never been cancelled 8ish: parade ends but bands and floats are welcome to return to Main St. for STREET PARTY on Main until 8:45, streets remain closed. 8:45: Awards at Main Street Event Center 9pm ~ After party at Puebla Tequileria 305 E. Main St.
Parade Rules are simple:
SAFETY FIRST! Please be responsible - Roll at your own risk.
1. Be RESPECTFUL, NOT SCARY, family friendly and responsible for your entire Krewe. 2. Assign a Krewe Captain and a safe, decisive safety monitor at the front, hopefully with a banner or signage, and a safety monitor on on each side to maintain safety. 3. Music and lights ARE REALLY REALLY ENCOURAGED, BUT MASKS ARE "REQUIRED" (jk) for ALL participants. Consider face paint... 4. Be on time to roll in line order by 6:15 5. Please do not had out flyers of any kind whatsoever, but beads, toys, and candy are welcome. You may attach paper advertising to beads. We recommend 10 dozen beads per person, per lap. They go fast! Here are some places to buy beads: emardigrasbeads.com, mardigrasspot.com, mardigrasoutlet.com, or Party City in Norman. Clean-up requires man power, and we LOVE to have help with street clean up after the parade. 6. Wild animals are prohibited from rolling in the parade. Only domestic pets are allowed to roll, e.g. Doggie Gras. 7. You just might get an award for your entry at 8:45 at Main St. Event Center, then the after party is at Puebla by 9 pm with Zydeco Allstar Band
Registration affirms you understand you and yours march or roll at your own risk. By registering, performing, or volunteering in any way you agree to release and discharge Norman Groovefest, Aimee Rook, City of Norman, and NormanMardi Gras Parade Krewe from any claims resulting from injury, loss or damage sustained as a result of the Norman Mardi Gras Parade event and/or your Krewe's participation in it.