Rules & Regulations
Lethbridge & District Exhibition must receive your application with a full description including a photograph or rendering and signature to be accepted application. The final deadline is Friday, Aug. 4 (or when 125 applications have been received).
All entries must provide a Certificate of Insurance. This includes:
- Comprehensive General Liability Insurance with a minimum of $2,000,000
- If vehicles are used, Automobile Liability Insurance with a minimum of $2,000,000
- Insurance must name “Lethbridge & District Exhibition” & the “City of Lethbridge”, as additional insured parties.
Parking is always one of our biggest challenges on parade day. There is no parking at the Park Place Mall parking lot, and parking in the immediate area will be on a first come, first served basis. We strongly suggest you meet your participants at separate location and carpool to the marshalling area at Park Place Mall.
Details regarding a shuttle service will be released in the coming months.
Drop-Off Only Area
Details will be provided in your confirmation package. We strongly encourage you meet your party at another location and ride together to the marshaling area. For safety reasons there will be no drop off of parade participants at Park Place Mall or Toys R Us.
The parade entrance is on 1st Avenue South and 3rd Street South between the old Sears building and Toys R Us. Only entries that have a category card issued by Lethbridge & District Exhibition will be allowed in this area.
All entrants must be in the marshaling area no later than 8 a.m. as the roads will be closed at this time to prepare for the start of the parade. Please keep in mind that judging starts at 8 a.m.
All instructions made by parade officials must be obeyed. Failure to do so may result in removal from the parade and a ban from future parades. There is zero tolerance for abusing or harassing our volunteers.
Maximum Entry Dimensions
- Maximum of one vehicle per entry
- Maximum 45 feet in length
- Maximum 15 feet in height (from ground level) to ensure your entry will fit under the 13th Street underpass
Entry judging will commence at 7:45 a.m. sharp. Your category card must be visible at all times on the right passenger side of your entry.
All Parade Entries
The purpose of a parade is to provide entertainment for our community. All entries should bring value to the audience and therefore need to be family friendly, entertaining, inclusive and inspiring.
Entries that promote negative, offensive or polarizing views are not permitted. No entry may depict anything political, religious, controversial, or otherwise offensive. Determination is at the sole discretion of Lethbridge & District Exhibition. Lethbridge & District Exhibition reserves the right to reject any entries.
If you are unsure about your entry or how it may be presented, please contact email@example.com.
Alcoholic Beverages & Prohibited Drugs
Alcohol and prohibited drugs are forbidden. Participants whom our parade officials believe have consumed alcohol or prohibited drugs prior to or during the parade will be removed and not be accepted in future years.
Smoking is not permitted by any parade participants during the parade.
Parade position will be chosen by officials on a first-come, first-served basis. In all scenarios, Lethbridge & District Exhibition will have the final decision.
Drop off instructions and directions for equine entries ONLY will be communicated upon acceptance and confirmation. Please make sure that you have a pooper scooper to clean up after your entry.