Ptown Carnival Parade Registration Information

Ptown Carnival Parade Registration Information

Carnival organizers estimate that over 90,000 people attend the parade. The PBG welcomes and encourages individuals, groups, and creative floats to enter as participants in the parade. this year’s theme is Mardi Gras by the Sea. Come celebrate summer in Ptown!

When: Thursday, 8/16; Arrive by 1 pm. Parade starts at 3 pm.

Carnival Route

Starts at the Harbor Hotel and continues down Commercial St, through the town center, to the corner of Franklin St in the West End. | See Parade Route

Entry Categories and Fees

Here are the participant entry categories and registration fees for 2017. We’ll update 2018 fees once the PBG announces the costs.

  • Large Float: Large truck, Long trailer, Bus, Multi-unit | Fee: $50.00
  • Small Float: Pick-up truck, Car, Motorcycle, Motorized vehicles | Fee: $35.00
  • Self-Propelled: Unicycles, Bikes, Trikes, Recumbent bikes, Pedi-cabs, Rollerblades, Skateboards, Pull-carts (1 registration per group) | Fee: $30.00
  • Walking Entry: Marching Unit, Group, Individual (1 registration per group) | Fee: $25.00

How to Register

You can pay your registration fee at the Carnival ticketing website. Once you register, you will receive Official Parade application along with the Parade Rules & Guidelines.

NOTE: Registered participants and vehicles must be in line at the Harbor Hotel by 1 pm on the day of the parade, Thursday, 8/16. Harbor Lounge, 359 Commercial St | Directions