Do you want to be in the parade? Here are a few rules...
Victorian Parade Rules: All entries must be dressed in appropriate period costume, (adhere to the Victorian theme) unless authorized in advance by the Northville Chamber of Commerce. Throwing candy, flyers and handouts of any kind are strictly prohibited. Parade participants may quickly walk to the curb to distribute items ONLY by hand if participants keep pace with the parade. Animal clean-up units must be provided during the parade for animal entries. For politicians:
Parade should not be used as a political event nor as an affiliation with any special interest group. Rather, this event is for the enjoyment of our great community.
No controversial or single-issue-oriented entries are permitted. In determining if an entry is controversial or primarily single-issue-oriented, factors to consider include, but are not limited to, whether the activities of the organization involve: (a) attempting to influence legislation; or (b) participating in or intervening in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate; or (c) advocating issues that function as political campaign intervention; or (d) carrying on propaganda.
Only currently elected public officials serving the Northville community are eligible to participate as “public servants”, by invitation only. Such elected officials include the Mayor, Township Supervisor, City Council, Township Trustees, County Commissioner, State House of Representatives, State Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Governor, U.S. Vice President, and U.S. President. The invited public servant must appear in the Parade, no representatives.
No candidates are permitted to participate.
No campaign promotion is permitted by or for any candidate and/or ballot issue. This includes, but is not limited to, campaign banners, signs, t-shirts, literature, or other similar materials.
All political entry participants must either be riding on a float, or in a motorized vehicle: no walking units.
All political entries must showcase elements of the Victorian parade theme.
The Northville Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to refuse entry of any parade applicant at any time.