Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Here’s a great ebook on Building Parade Floats to get you started. 

Below are some links to pages which have ideas, inspiration and how-to info for Parade Float design:

Here are some more Float Building manuals to give you some inspiration: Upper Arlington Civic Association’s 4th of July Celebration FLOAT BUILDER’S MANUAL and Reedley Fiesta Parade FLOAT BUILDER’S MANUAL
Easy Decoration Ideas For Small Parade Floats
North Carolina’s Annual Pride Parade
Astro Float Design Catalog
Google Image Search


The following links will take you to suppliers of Float Building materials:

Victory Corps
Walt Evans Decorators, Inc.
CRS Enterprises
Valley Decorating Company
American Carnival Mart
Mardi Gras Spot

Of course, many Floats entered over the years have successfully used scavenged and locally found materials to great effect. Be imaginative…be creative…be horrible.

These links will help you find materials and inspiration to decorate your home for our House Decorating Contest.
Victory Corps
Oriental Trading
Independence Bunting
American Flag & Gift