A Funky Fulton Christmas

This year's theme is all about music and dancing, paying homage to the great musical minds of the mid-1960s who brought us that sweet mixture of soul, jazz, and R&B. We know what you're thinking...didn't Fulton Street become Fulton Mall in the mid-1960s? Yes, you are correct! We're celebrating the return of Fulton Street the best way that we can think of, a Funky Fulton Christmas. Come dance with us on December 2, 2017.

The following items must be submitted by 11:59 pm on November 17, 2017 to be considered.

- Online Application (you're there!)
- Non-Refundable Entry Fee, $50 (PayPal): www.downtownfresno.org/christmasparade 
- If applicable - photos that help the selection committee understand why this is entry should be accepted. Email to events@downtownfresno.org 

* 1. Contact Person 

* 2. Organization Information

* 3. Entry Type 

* 4. Entry Specifications 

* 5. Entry Description. Please thoroughly describe your contribution to this year's theme (A Funky Fulton Christmas) including a description. This description will determine your final approval. You may submit photos or images reflecting your entry to events@downtownfresno.org. 

* 6. Announcer Narrative. Please submit exactly what you'd like the announcers to say about your entry. If you have edits after submitting, you may submit them to events@downtownfresno.org. 

* 7. Rules and Regulations:

Please type your full name below to confirm you've read and agree with the rules and regulations.

  •  Parade participation is open to the entire community, subject to Downtown Fresno Partnership's final approval.
  • All participants must be in an appropriate festive theme or holiday attire. All entries must be decorated to depict parade theme. (A Funky Fulton Christmas) 
  • Each parade entry must complete a separate parade entry application.
  • All animals must be on leash or rein. Participants are responsible for all animal waste. Please help keep our city clean. You must provide a cleanup person. If this person is not at the staging area, your entry will be excluded from participating in the parade.
  • All entries must check in at staging area by 9:00 am Please note: staging areas, parade route, and specific check-in details will follow via e-mail by November 17, 2017. 
  • This is a forward moving parade, and there will be no grandstand to stop and perform. Follow parade staff directions to eliminate gaps. Judges will be hidden along the parade route. 
  • Multiple cash prizes will be given for best representation of our theme, best Christmas spirit, and best performances. Judging will include appearance, creativity, enthusiasm, and relevance to the theme. 
  • NO entry can display Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus. The Downtown Fresno Partnership will provide them on an antique Firetruck.
  • Floats: must not be more than 8 feet wide, 12 feet tall or 20 feet long. 
  • Marching/walking groups: must maintain in forwarding motion. There is no stopping for performances. 
  • Marching/walking groups: must be dressed in appropriate Christmas attire. 
For safety reasons, throwing out candy or other items is not permitted. Please, informs all individuals involved with your group of this regulation- violations will exclude your group from future parades. 

Waiver, Release, and Indemnity Agreement


 As a prerequisite to participate in the 88th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017    the undersigned,  of legal age and as a legally responsible party and representative for all the participants in the aforementioned entry, knowingly and voluntarily assumes, on behalf of the participants any and all risks inherent to participation in  A Funky Fulton Christmas and hereby voluntarily releases, discharges, waives and relinquishes any and all actions and claims for personal injury property damage or wrongful death occurring as a result of observing, participating and /or engaging in activities,  operations and/or functions for 88th Annual Downtown Fresno Christmas Parade whatever period may continue,  and does for the heirs, executors, administrators, assigns hereby release, waive, discharge Downtown Fresno