Q: What are the rules related to being in the parade?
A: There are no real rules (just use common sense) and anyone is
welcome to participate in the parade.
Q: Can we throw candy, beads etc. if we are participating in the parade?
A: The City of Birmingham has asked all parade participants in any
parade not to throw anything for safety reasons - THAT SAID the vast
majority of parades in Birmingham (and otherwise) involve the
throwing of candy and the like. We just ask that you use common
sense and be careful and have fun (and please note that we think
that throwing and catching candy and beads is fun).
Q: What is the Birmingham Carnival Society?
A: A small group of Birminghamians who would like to see the infamous
Mardi Gras parade that was brilliantly amazing and happened in
Birmingham just before and just after the turn of the century be
acknowledged and celebrated - and who also like parades and
Q: If we are in the parade or watching the parade can we drink alcohol?
A: It is our understanding that all Jefferson County liquor laws apply
even though parades and related revelry are fun and inspire adult
beverage consumption. Use common sense, be careful and
responsible and have fun - that is all we will say about that.
Q: Why is the parade on a Tuesday?
A: It is Fat Tuesday of course.
Q: What if it rains?
A: We are going to still have the parade, rain or shine, but should the
weather be so bad that it does not make sense to parade we will have
to cancel. Unfortunately the parade permit from the city covers only
the date and time submitted.
Q: How much does it cost to participate?
A: $5 for all floats, vehicles, walkers etc.
Q: If we are participating what time and where do we line up?
A: Line Up starts at 7:00 PM by Tom & Jerry's Chevron and Southside Fire
Station. You must be in line by 7:40 to participate.
Q: Where does the parade end?
A: The parade will end and disperse just past Our Place and Arbys.
Q: What time does the parade start?
A: 8:00 PM
Q: Will the parade go past the fountain in Five Points?
A: Yes it will!
Q: Can I register to participate in advance?
A: Yes, please do - click on the Parade Entry tab at the top left of this
page, you will find the link to the participation application there.
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