Parade Participants

Parade Applications

Come celebrate the Gold Cup Parade, the largest street parade in eastern Canada! The parade theme for 2019 is Vive l’Acadie!

The Gold Cup Parade is an ideal way to promote your business or organization to over 60,000 spectators plus television viewers across the Maritime provinces. We welcome quality entries in the categories of float, car, horse, and band. Please take a few moments to fill out an application form in the appropriate category and be part of the Great Island Tradition!

Awards are handed out for entries that go above and beyond. Click here to see previous award winners.

The number of entries to the 2019 Gold Cup Parade will be limited and are subject to approval by the Parade Committee.

Application deadline: August 1st, 2019

Enter a Float

Enter a Horse

Enter a Car

Enter a Band

Enter a Float

Final acceptance will be confirmed upon:

  • Completion of Application Form and Float Description
  • Receipt of $25 Application Fee

Please include, in paragraph form, a detailed description of your entry that will be read by the media and sound cars during the Parade. The following information should be included in your description:

  • Type of business, group or organization
  • Theme of float and how this theme is being portrayed
  • People involved (construction, driver, participants)
  • How many years in parade
  • Any other descriptive/pertinent information relating to entry
  • Name of band and/or performers

If information is insufficient your application will not be reviewed until the committee receives proper descriptions.

The Gold Cup Parade Committee reserves the right to refuse any float which the Committee deems not to be of acceptable quality, or have sufficient entertainment value to warrant entry into the Parade.

Please view our Rules and Guidelines document by clicking the Rules button above.

Application deadline is August 1st.

  • Decorating theme, colors, props, etc.
  • All entries are limited to ONE float and ONE towing vehicle. Towing vehicles must be decorated and capable of achieving a minimum speed of 5 miles per hour.
  • i.e. away from loud floats or marching bands?

Enter a Horse

Please view our Rules and Guidelines document by clicking the Rules button above.

Application deadline is August 1st.

 

NOTES:

  • All horse entries to enter parade route at the corner of Kirkwood Dr and North River Road, proceed to grass area directly behind Simmons Sports Center where water will be provided for horses.
  • An application fee of $25 must accompany your application form on return to the committee. Please make cheques payable to:

Gold Cup Parade Committee
PO Box 67 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2

Enter a Car

Guidelines for Gold Cup Parade Antique Car Entries

1. The vehicle MUST be considered an antique (25 years or older), and should therefore date from the 1990 or older.

2. Due to aesthetic and safety reasons, the vehicle MUST be in good physical condition – there should be no extensive rust or body damage, nor any loose parts. The vehicle should also be in good running condition – there should be no risk of the vehicle breaking down along the parade.

3. The vehicle MUST be able to maintain a speed of 5 kms per hour. Vehicles that are unable to maintain this required speed will cause gaps to form within the parade lineup. The Committee has the right to dismiss vehicles who cannot maintain the required speed from the parade.

4. Please perform a maintenance check on your vehicle before the parade. Vehicles participating in the parade are either idling or moving at very slow speeds for an extended period of time. Therefore, fluid levels should be adequate and the gas tank should be full.

5. Please be creative with your entry! Vehicles should be decorated and passengers should be in costume. For example, a 1960s Mustang could be decorated with a beach theme – a surf board and beach balls in the back, Beach Boys music playing, and passengers wearing Hawaiian.

Please consider these guidelines when applying to enter a vehicle in the Gold Cup Parade. All applications are reviewed by the Parade Committee, who maintain the right to refuse an entry if some or all of the above guidelines are not met.

Please view our Rules and Guidelines document by clicking the Rules button above.

Application deadline is August 1st.

Enter a Band or Majorette

Please view our Rules and Guidelines document by clicking the Rules button above.

Application deadline is August 1st.

 

NOTES:

  • Vehicle photo must accompany application
  • An application fee of $25 must accompany your application form on return to the committee. Please make cheques payable to:

Gold Cup Parade Committee
PO Box 67 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K2

Enter a Float

Enter a Horse

Enter a Car

Enter a Band

Gold Cup Parade Committee
P.O. Box 67
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7K2

Gold Cup Parade Coordinator:
Charlotte Nicholson

Email: info@goldcupparade.ca

Phone: 902-629-4138