Register a Krewe

Krewe registration – not yet!


Registration is required in order to participate in the Durham Mardi Gras Parade.
Registration deadline for motorized floats is 5 pm, Friday, Feb 9th, 2018.
The deadline for all other krewes is 5 pm, Monday, February 12th, 2018.

The parade waiver signature has been incorporated electronically into the registration process.  No further action is required for walking parade participants. Please note that motorized float krewes must submit a copy of the driver’s license and proof of liability insurance. Electronic copies may be provided and can include photographs or scanned images.

The Krewe Tip Sheet page has more details on this whole process.

The full terms of the waiver can be found on the Parade Waiver page.
Want to find out who’s already registered? Check it out!

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You’ll get an email once you hit submit. Looking forward to hearing from you!


Some fine print:
• Groups must follow all directions of the Parade Director and their team.
Beads, dubloons, and other Mardi Gras ‘throws’ must not be thrown. They can been handed out, passed around, or picked up but not thrown. It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye (or their insurance).
Floats: All are welcome but motorized floats require special consideration. Please contact us directly about motorized floats.
Motorized floats are required to submit additional documents including a valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle liability insurance. All motorized floats are required to have two walking participants to ensure the safety of all.
Backing up with trailer is not allowed without 2 spotters, and not allowed in parade at all.
Any vehicle or float – not just motorized, also bike powered, or carried – has the potential for an accident and can do damage. You must assume liability for control of your vehicle. Any vehicles which require licenses must be operated by an individual with the appropriate license.
Groups with kids: We are not responsible for watching your kids. You must have a sufficient number of adults to take care of these kids, make sure they are safe, and do not pose a safety risk to others.
Fire people: Please contact us directly about the use of fire.
Free expression is welcomed and encouraged as long as it remains respectful and does not berate or ridicule others. Aggressive behavior will not be tolerated and the police will be on hand to address and stop any and all of these behaviors.
To anybody: if you damage anybody else’s property, you assume responsibility.
Anybody engaging in any kind of risky behavior, such as stilt walking, gymnastics, biking, etc: We cannot be responsible if you fall, crash or have any kind of accident. If you fall on, crash into, or otherwise impact somebody else, you are responsible for the consequences. You are responsible to take appropriate precautions for risky behavior; for example, if you are riding a bicycle, you must be wearing a helmet.
Any participant: if they are injured by another participant they should seek redress from the person who injured them, not us.
Drugs and alcohol are not permitted.
We do not provide materials for distribution to revelers. If krewes plan on distributing anything, they need to supply it.
The plaza belongs to Durham Mardi Gras on the evening of February 17th. Only registered groups are permitted on the plaza or on the streets of the parade route during the festivities.
Durham Mardi Gras, Inc. has the right to refuse entry of any krewe, group, or float at our discretion, with or without cause.