Application for the 2017 Bakersfield Christmas Parade “A Patriotic Christmas” will open September of 2017. The deadline to register for the parade is October 31, 2017.

GENERAL CATEGORIES

NON-PROFIT:
$50 per entry: Organizations claiming Non-Profit status must provide proof of status. Place your tax-exempt number at the top of the entry application or provide a copy of your organizations determination letter.

COMMERCIAL:
$150 per entry: Any group, which represents a business or organization, that sells goods or services for a profit, regardless of size or number of employees. Any group which registers under the name of a business and/or displays a business name or logo on the entry. No more than 50 combined float riders/walking members per entry. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Dress in the spirit of the parade!

MARCHING BANDS:
$50 per entry: Directors, so that we may feature our bands and color guards, you will be allowed to have no more than two (2) other support staff for elementary and middle schools and no more than three (3) for high schools with you walking on the right side of the band. Please be certain that if they are representing your school they are dressed appropriately and in the colors of your school. If you require more than three (3) additional helpers the parade committee must approve it.

EQUESTRIAN

HORSE GROUP:
$50 per entry: Any group or individual that rides for show or pleasure. No more than 20 horses per entry. If your group has five (5) or more horses, provide more than one clean up person. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. No horse trailers are allowed on the parade route. Dress in the spirit of the parade!

SPECIALTY SHOW HORSE GROUP:
$50 per entry: Any group that combines different riding skills and rider costume dress styles. No more than ten (10) horses per entry. If your group has five (5) or more horses, provide more than one clean up person. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. No horse trailers are allowed on the parade route. Dress in the spirit of the parade! Example: combination of Western Pleasure, English, Side Saddle

HORSE/WAGON:
$50 per entry: Any family group or individual that has a wagon and horse team that is non-commercial. No more than one (1) wagon per entry. If your group has six (6) or more horses, provide more than one clean up person. No banner carrier pedestrians. Dress in the spirit of the parade!

COMMERICAL/BUSINESS WAGON:
$150 per entry: Any group or individual that has a wagon and horse team this is commercial. No more than one wagon per entry. If your group has five (5) or more horses, provide more than one clean up person. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Dress in the spirit of the parade!

FLOATS

CHURCH:
$50 per entry: No more than 50 combined float riders/walking members per entry. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Dress in the spirit of the parade!

SPECIAL VOLUNTEER:
$50 per entry: Volunteer Groups that donate their skills for the betterment of our community. No more than 50 combined float riders/walking members per entry. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Dress in the spirit of the parade!

NON-PROFIT/CIVIC:
$50 per entry: Any group which represents a city, county, club, or association organizations. Non-profit means, any group that has a Federal Tax ID number and is registered with the State of California. No more than 50 combined float riders/walking members per entry. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Dress in the spirit of the parade!

BUSINESS/COMMERCIAL:
$150 per entry: Any group, which represents a business or organization, that sells goods or services for a profit, regardless of size or number of employees. Any group which registers under the name of a business and/or displays a business name or logo on the entry. No more than 50 combined float riders/walking members per entry. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Dress in the spirit of the parade!

VEHICLES

NON PROFIT/CIVIC:
$50 per entry: A group that may represent a city, county, club, or association organizations. Non-profit means any group that has a Federal Tax ID number and is registered with the State of California. No more than five (5) cars or 15 motorcycles vehicles per entry. All vehicles must have a muffler system in working condition at all times. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Dress in the spirit of the parade!

BUSINESS/COMMERCIAL:
$150 per entry: Any group which represents a business or organization that sells goods or services for a profit, regardless of size or number of employees. Any group which registers under the name of a business and/or displays a business name or logo on the entry. Commercial entries MUST be family oriented in design. All vehicles must have a muffler system in working condition at all times. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Dress in the spirit of the parade!

MARCHING/WALKING

SCHOOL MARCHING BANDS:
See GENERAL CATEGORIES above.

NON-PROFIT/CIVIC:
$50 per entry: A group that may represent a city, county, club, or association organizations. Non-profit means any group that has a Federal Tax ID number and is registered with the State of California. No more than 50 total pedestrian members. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Dress in the spirit of the parade!

ACTIVE MILITARY:
No Fee per entry: All branches of the military are excluded from fees. No more than 50 members per group. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Limited

VETERANS GROUP:
No Fee per entry: All branches of the military are excluded from fees. No more than 50 members per group. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Limited

BUSINESS/COMMERCIAL:
$150 per entry: Any group which represents a business or organization that sells goods or services for a profit, regardless of size or number of employees. Any group which registers under the name of a business and/or displays a business name or logo on the entry. No more than 50 total pedestrian members. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Dress in the spirit of the parade!

DRILL TEAM:
$50 per entry: All Bakersfield City Schools, Kern County Schools, Kern County College District, and State University drill teams only if accompanied by their school band. Unlimited drill team student members. Drill team supervision is reserved for only a Flag/Drill Team Director along with two (2) adult helpers (if needed) on the parade route. ! No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Dress in the spirit of the parade!

COMMERCIAL DRILL TEAM:
$150 per entry: Limited to 50 drill team members. Drill team supervision is reserved for only a Drill Team Director along with two (2) adult helpers (if needed) on the parade route. No more than four (4) banner carrier pedestrians. Dress in the spirit of the parade!