Registration 2023

Dedicated to the: Municipality of Loiza

Capital de la Tradición Cultural

Parade Theme:
Economic Growth and Business Opportunities
(Registration deadline April 14, 2023)

If there is no physical address or PO Box, please use the Contact Person's address and note that in line 1.
(for Registration, fees and other matters)

Regarding Floats: if your group is participating with a float, please
indicate so on the Registration form.|

  • All floats must provide a copy of float insurance policy.
  • All floats that do not reflect the Puerto Rican culture will not be
    allowed

  • Throwing items from the float into the crowd is forbidden and is
    ground for removal from the parade.

 

Regarding Vehicles:

  • All vehicles must provide a copy of insurance policy.

  • For security reasons, closed vehicles will be used to pull floats only.

  • Each group is limited to one 1 vehicle at the parade, unless otherwise authorized.  

Number of parade participants in your group this year:

Will the group wear Uniform or Costumes*

PARADE PARTICIPANT ROSTER

You must attach a list of all parade participants. Include name, address, telephone and email addresses.

 

For example:
1. Ricardo Perez
Address: 8235 Stone Way Drive, Tampa , FL 33567
Phone Number: 407-000-0000
Email: RicardoPerez@Email.com

 

Please add more names to the list and send it to: paradapuertorriquenaflorida@gmail.com

 

Parade Rules for Participation:

 

1. The applicant must submit list (names and contact information) of all its participants in the parade.

2. The completed application must be received by April 14, 2023 or it may not be reviewed by the committee.

 

3. All participants must promote Puerto Rican heritage, culture and pride. Groups that do not reflect the culture may not be allowed to participate in the parade.

4. It is expected that all groups reflect public decency and respect for moral values at all times. All participants must refrain from the use of profane or offensive language, symbols or gestures.

 

5. During the parade every group must display a banner in front of them that identifies who they are. The banner is to be visible and should be carried by persons.

6. Only registered organizations (FLPRP) will be allowed to participate. NO third-party organizations are allowed to participate with organizations that have registered.

7. A maximum of 100 participants will be allowed in each organization.

The only exceptions are for marching bands and folkloric groups.

8. Do not include symbols or writing on any Puerto Rican flag displayed during the parade. The use of the Puerto Rican flag to decorate a vehicle or float must be done in a respectable and dignified manner.

9. All participants in the parade must respect and adhere to the instructions of the parade marshals/coordinators.

10. Expulsion of any organization/individual may occur on the day of the parade and festival if rules are not followed. Throwing of items from floats/vehicles to the parade route crowd is not permitted. Individuals walking the parade route may hand out candy, toys, souvenirs or other items if desired.

11. The fee must be payable in Pay Pal, money order or bank check to; Florida Puerto Rican Parade Inc.

 

12. FLPRP reserves the right to accept or reject any application received.

 

13. All floats and vehicles must have the required insurance coverage and comply with city, county and state regulations.

 

14. FLPRP is a not-for-profit organization. As such, it is guided by the rules and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service. Among those regulations is the limitations imposed on political activities. FLPRP is required to remind all parade and festival participants that it does not participate or endorse any type of political activities.

 

15. It is important to make the parade and festival a safe environment for participants, attendees and families. Therefore, FLPRP will adhere to safety measures consistent with CDC, City, County, State and Federal guidelines.

 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL RULES AND REGUALTIONS ABOVE AND SIGN

I hereby acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations of the Florida Puerto Rican Parade Inc. I will obey the rules and regulations as specified. I understand that the parade or its designee may expel any participant on the day of the parade for cause, including but not limited to failure to follow the directions/instructions of parade staff. I understand that if our participation should be canceled due to violations of the parade directives, the parade shall not return our fees paid.

RELEASE FORM

 

I hereby grant permission to the Florida Puerto Rican Parade Inc and those authorized by the Parade to interview, secure media statements, design printed materials (including social media websites), photographs, film, videotape, audio record or use other means of capturing my image or voice, my group’s image, voice and statements for all Parade related events, activities and promotions.

 

Parade Registration Fee: All parade-designated revenue will be earmarked toward parade-related expenses

 

Category/Type of Organization (check the non-refundable fee that applies best)

Fees for floats and vehicles are separate. Please see below.

If yes, indicate: Size: (L___ W___ H___) & Type:

Please Note:

  • Vehicles are limited to one per group, unless otherwise
    authorized.
  • Oversized vehicles must be authorized and may be subject to
    additional fees.
Only floats authorized by Parade will be allowed to participate.

PARTICIPATION APPLICATION 2023

Saludos Parade Participants:
On the behalf of the Board of Directors, it is our pleasure to welcome
you to the Florida Puerto Rican Parade that will be held on Saturday
April 22, 2023 in Downtown Orlando from 11am to 2:30pm. The
Parade is dedicated to the Municipality of Loiza, Capital de La
Tradicion Cultural and the theme is “Economic Growth and Business
Opportunities”.
Immediately after the parade the festival will begin. Your application,
agreement and fees are due after submission of your participation
document. The final day for acceptance of applications is April 14,
2023. Please make sure you read the Parade application thoroughly
and understand the parade rules and regulations.
NOTE: The Florida Puerto Rican Parade Inc. (FLPRP) reserves the
right to close the application period early if it exceeds the maximum
allowable limits of people, floats or vehicles. FLPRP further reserves
the right to reject any application that is deemed incomplete or does
not meet the guidelines for acceptable purpose set forth in the FLPRP
applications. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
All completed applications must include:

  • Application.

  • Application fee via money order made payable to Florida Puerto
    Rican Parade.

  • Proof of income based on type of organization.

  • Description of group applying for participation.

  • A list of all participants names, emails, telephone numbers and
    addresses in your contingent.

  • If applicable a description of the float design.

  • Press submit to process the application.
    Upon approval of the application and receipt of payment, all
    contingents will be invited to the coordination meeting and will
    receive parade permits. We look forward to another successful
    parade and festival with you.
    For further information or questions regarding this document or
    the application process, please contact Nelson Cruz 352-206-
    9242 or Leyda Rivera 407-580-2000.