- Parade Check-in: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm - At the corner of Mellen Lane & 154th Rd.
- Line-up begins: 11:15 am - Alexander Run south of Sandy Run. Please line up along the right side of the road
- Parade begins: 12:30 pm - Will be led by Palm Beach County Fire Rescue
- Awards Ceremony: 4:00 pm – Jupiter Farms Park - JHA Sand Arena
- Parade Route: Sandy Run Road from Alexander Run east 2 miles to Jupiter Farms Road.
- Santa’s arrival: Santa comes to Jupiter Farms as the last entry in the parade.
- Parade Check In
One member from your group must stop by the check-in desk at the corner of Mellen and 154th Road. You will receive your Parade Order Number and approximate location of your staging area at check-in. Please allow plenty of time to get from check-in to the staging area. From the check-in desk, individual participants, horse entries and vehicles will be directed to the staging areas from the South via separate routes to ease congestion. Entries should not plan to get to the check-in or staging areas by traveling west on Sandy Run, as Sandy Run will be closed off prior to the parade beginning. There also will be no northbound traffic on Alexander Run south of Sandy Run. Please refer to the parade route map for location of check-in desk, staging area, and parade route.
- Parking and after Parade
We recommend that parade participants carpool or get dropped off at the staging area; there is limited space for parking along the staging area on Alexander Run. Horse trailers should be moved to Sandy Run east of Jupiter Farms Road for easy loading after the parade. Floats and marching units turn north on Jupiter Farms Road and disperse in the SIRWCD grounds (15600 Jupiter Farms Road). Participants can be picked up at the SIRWCD grounds after the parade. Horse traffic not trailered should turn south on Jupiter Farms Road and proceed around to their barn via the “back way”.
- Numbers & Spacing
Before the parade, please attach your line-up marker to the LEFT side of your entry so that the judges can identify you. For your entry to be appreciated in its entirely, please maintain a 60’ space (three car lengths) from the parade unit in front of you. It is important that your entry stay in its assigned line-up order during the parade. The order was set to provide the best visibility for your entry, the judges will expect to see you in that order! That order was also set to help ensure optimum safety for both participants and parade spectators.
Absolutely no items may be thrown from any parade entry, especially candy. Candy (or any other items) may be handed out only to spectators that are completely off the street. The parade committee may at any time, and at its sole discretion, pull an entry from the parade.
Judges base their scores on originality, adherence to theme, technical merit, and visual impact. It is suggested that your group pause, just for a moment (and no more than one minute for those who have planned performances) in front of the judges’ stand at about 110th on the north side of Sandy Run. This will help the judges fully appreciate your entry. Your entry will be judged in the category that was selected on your parade entry form. A Grand Prize Trophy will be awarded to the entry with the highest overall score.
Awards will be given to the winners at 4:00 pm the Craft Fair and Parade Celebration at Jupiter Farms Park. If you and/or your organization are not present, awards will be available for pick up by arrangement, contact us at JFParadeEvents@gmail.com.
There will be no port-a-potties available along the parade route.
Please remember the following:
All members of your group should arrive at the staging area well before the parade start time. If all, or some, of the members arrive after the parade has started, those late-comers will be placed at the end of the line-up; they will not be judged, and they will not be allowed to catch up with the rest of the group. Remember, as parade time arrives, you won’t be able to travel west on Sandy Run. Plan ahead.
Absolutely no alcohol will be permitted before or during the parade. If anyone is seen with alcoholic beverages, or the like, the entire group will be pulled from the parade. The Parade Committee may, at its sole discretion, pull an entry from the parade, especially if unsafe behavior of any kind is observed.
Equestrian entries with ten or more horses must have their own pooper scooper.
Please take extra care around the horses, Cub Scouts, Brownies and other children. That means no honking, cow bells, or revving up that hog’s engine! This is vitally important for everyone’s safety!
Equine Related Event
At check-in you will be reminded that the parade is an equine activity and that Florida Statute 773.02 applies. The statute, recognizing the inherent risks of these activities, essentially bars claims for injury incurred in equine related events.