Riders Fee: $100 each Deadline: January 25, 2024

Riders are responsible for the purchase of their own throws and must be in a costume appropriate to their floats theme. Be sure to contact the captain of your assigned float.

Please read the parade rules before you register. Riders are on a space available basis. You will be notified if we have room and sent an invoice. The rider fees must be paid before the parade starts.

Float Rider Information

Listed below are guidelines to help everyone continue to have wholesome good and safe fun during our parades.

•     All riders on floats must be 21 years of age or older.

•     Only paid in full Krewe members and paying riders are allowed on floats at all times.

•     Space on floats is dedicated for Krewe members. In the event there are vacant spots, the Krewe membership may decide to sell available spots to family members or the general public. If so, all riders are expected to comply with Krewe policies and requirements. 

•     Riders should be dressed in costume (theme appropriate) for the Seawall Parade (first Saturday noon parade) and either in that same costume or Krewe approved apparel for the Fat Tuesday Parade.

•     Loading the Floats – Seawall Parade. If members wish to ride the float to the parade staging area (57th and beach) on the Seawall Parade Day, they must be at the float barn before 8 a.m. Please load your throws the day before by 6:00 p.m. or before 7:30 a.m. on the morning of the Seawall Parade. Members may also load throws at the staging area; however, no cars are permitted on the street where the line up is staged. Throws and rider’s personal belongings should be loaded in the rider’s allotted space and not obstruct the area of other riders or passageways.

•     Unloading the Floats – Seawall Parade. All riders are expected to return to the float barn. There will be no stopping, unloading of throws, or getting off the float en route to the barn. It is a hazard to stop in traffic and many times causes floats to lose their place in the protected motorcade back to the barn.

•     Card board boxes are not allowed on floats. Please place all throws in soft-sided duffle type cloth bags or in plastic bags. It is also helpful to have a bag or container to place trash in (for trash from beads/throws wraps, etc.). The Krewe makes a deposit ($2,000) to the City of Galveston for clean up costs. If the area is left clean, the deposit is refunded.

•     Absolutely no glass containers are permitted at the parade line up area or on floats. Individuals should drink responsibly, and all alcohol containers have to be covered (koozie, plastic cup, etc.).

•     The No Smoking policy is strictly enforced on our floats and in our float barn. This is a safety factor and required by the City of Galveston ordinances. Failure to comply with this ordinance can result in removal of the entire float from the line up and parades at any time.

Throws: It is suggested every member have no less than ten gross of beads (a gross equals 144) for the Seawall Parade and at least four gross for the Fat Tuesday Parade. Any amounts less will not assure you having enough throw beads for the entire parade route. Beads should be at least 33″ long.

No item that could be deemed as being inappropriate shall be thrown.

No alcohol will be used as a throw or given away during a parade. (No alcohol will leave the float.)

NO items should be thrown from the floats when stopped along the parade route. This is a safety factor as well as an city ordinance.  Law enforcement officers are there to protect parade goers as well as Krewe members and our drivers from possible injury and accidents. It is critical that our drivers have a good view to maneuver floats safely. Tell the public, “We’ll throw when we roll”.

•     It is not proper parade protocol to ask or expect other members to share their throws with you.

•     If you want to give beads to band members, please give to their leaders or support staff.

•     It is not proper parade protocol to throw beads at parked or moving cars, band or drill team members, or musical instruments.

•     Each member should use good judgment when purchasing throws. The Krewe does not want to offend individuals with throws that are obscene, illegal, or alcohol related. Silly String is not allowed in our parades.

•     Throws that are too light may blow backwards or under floats.  Throws that are too heavy have a tendency to hurt the crowd or break.