Those interested in participating in this year's Poinsettia Parade & Festival must complete an online application. Simply select the application that is appropriate for your participation, complete the form, print out the confirmation webpage for your records, and within 72-business hours a member of the Parks & Recreation team will be in touch with you to discuss next steps and payment options.
Poinsettia festival vendor application: ***CLOSED*** North Port Parks & Recreation is accepting vendor applications on a first-come, first-served basis and reserves the right to select the types of food and merchandise to be sold in order to minimize duplication. Priority will be given to those that apply first. Approval of vendor application does not guarantee exclusivity of a particular food item or type of merchandise to be sold at the event.
Poinsettia parade unit application: ***CLOSED*** participate in the 2023 Poinsettia Parade, please complete the application in its entirety. The one-mile parade begins at 5 p.m. and travels down Sumter Blvd. This year's theme is "North Port Holidays Around the World." The parade will last approximately 60-90 minutes depending on the number of entries received. Sunset is at 5:35 p.m., it is recommended that the parade units be illuminated in some manner.
Sponsorship application: Sponsors not only gain great visibility throughout the community but also receive exceptional marketing benefits. For more information on how you can sponsor the Poinsettia Parade or Festival, please contact Kimberly Lencki, Community Partnership & Engagement Manager, at 941-429-7143 or email KLencki@NorthPortFL.gov.