1. All participants must enter staging area through their pre-assigned entrances. This information will be emailed
to you. Check in as directed. All participants must be aware of their group unit number and staging location.
2. Only vehicles that are registered as being used in the Parade will be allowed in the staging area.
3. Any and all materials that will be used on your entry must be inside or on the vehicle when it enters the staging
4. Participants shall clean up any materials or debris left in the staging area by your unit(s). This applies
particularly (but not exclusively) to units with animals.
Section 3: Parade Rules
According to Florida Department of Transportation guidelines, the following are the maximum dimensions allowed for floats entered in the Edison Grand Parade of Light.
Maximum Length of a single semi-trailer is 57’4”
Maximum Height is 13’ 6”
Maximum Width is 102”
DISTRIBUTION OF FLYERS, PAMPHLETS, CANDY, ETC. WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED!!! For the safety of all parade participants and for the safety of spectators, distribution of ANY items from the floats with your entry is strictly prohibited. Violators are subject to receiving a littering citation, and/or immediate removal from the parade route.
WALKERS: WALKERS are NOT allowed in the parade, except for a marching band and/or drill team.
MUSIC & DECOR: ONLY family-friendly music and decor is permitted. NO PROFANE, VIOLENT OR SUGGESTIVE MUSIC OR DECOR will be permitted on any float or tow vehicle. Violators will be removed from the parade route immediately. Please be considerate of others!
FIRE EXTINGUISHER: Each entry must carry a fire extinguisher within the reach of the driver and it must be TYPE 2A: 10BC 5 Pound “All Purpose”. All entries must be flame retardant either by the material used.
The parade route is a “No Drone Zones” and aircraft is subject to being impounded unless
approved by the Edison Festival of Light or the Fort Myers Police Dept.
Commercial – $500
Commercial business with 25 or more employees.
Small Business – $275
Small business with fewer than 25 employees.
Non-Profit Commercial – $400
Non-profit unit that is sponsored by or partnered with a for profit business.
Non-Profit – $100
Family – $75
Family built float or unit with no advertising.
All entries should have insurance in order to protect themselves from any possible litigation to your organization from parade spectators, in case of an accident. Insurance coverage of at least $1 million general liability. The organization must list the Edison Festival of Light and the City of Fort Myers as additional insured.