Krewe Babalu Parade Information

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KREWE BABALU PARADE INFORMATION

FLOAT RULES:

  • AGE 21 AND UP ONLY. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING PERMITTED ON THE FLOAT, INCLUDING THE BATHROOMS.
  • NO GUNS, NO VIOLENCE
  • NO COOLERS ARE PERMITTED ON THE FLOAT. THIS IS A BYOB FLOAT RIDE. BRING CAN BEER, LIQUOR AND WINE BOTTLES ARE PERMITTED ONLY ON FLOAT. YOU MAY TAKE THEM OFF AT THE END OF THE FLOAT RIDE. WE HAVE COOLERS WITH ICE ON THE FLOAT.BRING ENOUGH SUPPLY TO LAST YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT. PLEASE DO NOT HELP YOURSELF TO DRINKS THAT DO NOT BELONG TO YOU.
  • NO GLASS CONTAINERS ARE PERMITTED OFF THE FLOAT. PLEASE BRING A CUP WITH A LID TO HELP PREVENT SPILLAGE ON THE FLOAT. KEEP YOUR DRINK IN YOUR HAND OR IN THE CUP HOLDER. RIDERS ON THE LOWER DECK DO NOT LIKE IT IF YOUR DRINK DRIPS ONTO THEIR HEADS.
  • SILLY STRING IS NOT PERMITTED AT ALL ON THE FLOATS. IT IS A FIRE HAZARD AND YOU CAN BE FINED A LARGE FEE BY THE CITY IF IN YOUR POSSESSION.
  • WHEN YOU ARRIVE TO THE FLOAT YOU WILL NEED TO CHECK IN. PLEASE HAVE A RELEASE FORM COMPLETED IN ADVANCE SO THIS DOESN’T HAVE TO BE DONE AT THE PARADE SITE. FORMS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.KREWEBABALU.COM UNDER ABOUT/FORMS.  YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO YOUR SPOT ON THE FLOAT. YOU WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO WHICH BEADS ARE YOURS. HANG YOUR BEADS IN YOUR SPOT NUMBER. DO NOT OPEN BAGS THAT ARE NOT ASSIGNED TO YOU. DO NOT GRAB BEADS THAT BELONG TO THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU.
    WHEN THE FLOAT IS STOPPED DO NOT THROW BEADS THIS HELPS WITH CROWD CONTROL.
  • DO NOT ALTER THE FLOAT IN ANY WAY. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MAKE HOLES IN THE FLOAT TO HANG EXTRA HOOKS, NOR USE ADHESIVE.
  • WE SUPPLY YOU WITH ENOUGH BEADS FOR THE LENGTH OF THE PARADE FOR A LEISURELY TOSS THROUGHOUT THE PARADE. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO BRING EXTRA BEADS/THROWS ON BOARD IF YOU ARE A HEAVY THROWER. YOU MAY REMOVE ANY OF YOUR LEFT OVER SUPPLY OF BEADS OFF THE FLOAT AT THE END OF THE PARADE. YOU MUST BE READY TO REMOVE YOUR BELONGINGS WHEN WE SAY EXIT THE FLOAT.

 

 

PARADE INFORMATION

GAMBRINUS:

  • PARADE STARTS AT 6:00 PM AND WILL BEGIN AT 57TH AND THE SEAWALL.

 

MOMUS:

  • PARADE STARTS AT 6:30 PM AND WILL BEGIN AT 23RD STREET AND THE SEAWALL. FLOAT LINEUP IS ON 22ND STREET AND THE SEAWALL. WE ARE USUALLY AT THE END OF THE LINEUP.
  • PARKING FOR GAMBRINUS AND MOMUS PARADE IS AT THE FLOAT BARN LOCATED AT 7817 BAYSIDE AVENUE, GALVESTON, TX. THERE IS PARKING ON THE STREET. DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS.
  • THERE WILL NOT BE A SHUTTLE. YOU WILL NEED TO FIND A RIDE TO PARADE LINEUP. GAMBRINUS LINEUP IS LOCATED 57TH AND SEAWALL, MOMUS LINEUP AREA IS LOCATED 22ND STREET AND AVENUE P.
  • TELL YOUR LYFT, UBER, GETME, OR TAXI DRIVER TO TAKE YOU TO KROGER ON THE SEAWALL FOR GAMBRINUS PARADE, AND 22ND STREET AND AVENUE P FOR MOMUS
  • ARRIVAL TIME FOR FLOAT 2PM-5PM. MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE THERE AN HOUR BEFORE FLOAT LEAVES.
    YOU WILL BE TAKEN BACK TO THE FLOAT BARN TO YOUR VEHICLE.

 

AQUARIUS:

  • PARADE STARTS AT 12PM AND WILL BEGIN AT 57TH AND THE SEAWALL.
  • YOU PROVIDE YOUR OWN BEADS. BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN BEADS)
  • THERE IS NO SHUTTLE. YOU WILL NEED TO FIND A RIDE TO PARADE LINEUP LOCATED AT 57TH AND SEAWALL.
  • TELL YOUR LYFT, UBER, GETME, OR TAXI TO DROP YOU TO KROGER ON THE SEAWALL.
  • YOU MAY BEGIN LOADING THE FLOAT AT 9:30 AM. MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE ON THE FLOAT BY 11AM.
  • YOU WILL BE TAKEN BACK TO THE FLOAT BARN TO YOUR VEHICLE

 

ALL-KREWE:

  • PARADE STARTS AT 8:00 PM AND BEGINS AT 25TH STREET AND SANTA FE PLACE. WE WILL BEGIN LOADING THE FLOATS AT 6:45 PM. THERE IS NO SHUTTLE FOR THIS PARADE.

 

FAT TUESDAY:

  • PARADE STARTS AT 6:30 PM AND BEGINS AT 25TH STREET AND SANTA FE PLACE. WE WILL BEGIN LOADING ONTO THE FLOAT AT 5:15 PM. THERE IS NO SHUTTLE FOR THIS PARADE.
  • THE FLOAT WILL BE STAGED FOR KREWE BABALU ALL KREWE AND FAT TUESDAY PARADE ON SANTA FE PLACE NEXT TO THE GALVESTON RAILROAD MUSEUM LOCATED AT 2602 SANTA FE PLACE, GALVESTON, TX 77550.
  • YOU WILL NEED TO FIND PARKING SOMEWHERE AROUND THE STRAND AREA AND WALK TO THE LINE UP SITE.
  • KEEP IN MIND THAT IF YOU ARE GOING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BALCONY PARTY AFTERWARDS TO MAYBE PARK SOMEWHERE CLOSER TO THAT LOCATION AND WALK TO THE PARADE SITE.

 

DOWNTOWN PARKING OPTIONS:

PARKING LOTS:

  • 21ST AND MARKET
  • 20TH AND MARKET
  • 20TH AND POSTOFFICE
  • 25TH AND SANTA FE PLACE
  • 24TH AND AVENUE E GARAGES:
  • 25TH AND HARBORSIDE
  • 22ND AND MARKET METERED PARKING ON THE STREETS THERE IS MANY BUSINESSES THAT OPEN UP FOR PARKING

 

REMEMBER THAT WE ARE A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION AND ALL OUR EVENTS ARE NONREFUNDABLE. REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER OR CIRCUMSTANCES; IN ANY EVENT, WE WILL CONTINUE ALL EVENTS. COME PREPARED FOR ALL WEATHER.