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Halloween Golf Cart Parade

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Join us for RBCA’s Halloween Golf Cart Parade! Halloween has always been a time for the creepy, the kooky, and the outright creative. Traditional Halloween festivities such as trick-or-treating, haunted houses, and costume parties have always taken the limelight. But in recent years, a new tradition has been revving up communities around the world: the Halloween Golf Cart Parade!

Date:

October 28, 2023

 

Time:

5:00 PM


Event Details:

🎃 Join us for a thrilling evening as the streets come alive with spook-tacular golf carts! Whether you’re a participant or a spectator, you’re in for a treat.

🏌️‍♂️ Starting Point: Riviera Bay Community Playground

🌌 Route: TBD


Participation Details:

  • Meet at the Riviera Bay Community Playground: If you wish to showcase your creatively decorated golf cart, please register at the Community Center by October 25th. There’s no fee to register.
  • Theme: While Halloween is our central theme, you’re free to interpret it in any creative way you’d like. Whether it’s classic Halloween spooks or favorite movie characters, we’re excited to see your creations.
  • Safety Guidelines: Ensure that your decorations do not obstruct the driver’s view or the cart’s maneuverability. All participants must have functional headlights given the evening timing.

For Spectators:

  • Viewing Areas: Create your own viewing areas will be set up along the parade route, especially around the park.
  • Parking: If you’re driving to the event, designated parking areas will be available near the Community Center and park. Please follow volunteer guidance.
  • Refreshments: A food truck will be setup for pre and post parade food and beverage sales.

Special Notes:

  • Please keep the environment in mind. Dispose of trash responsibly and consider using sustainable materials for decorations.
  • The event is family-friendly. Let’s ensure it’s fun and safe for everyone!

For more details or queries, contact the event organizers at president@rivierabay.org

We look forward to a night of ghostly golf carts and Halloween revelry! See you there!

What is a Halloween Golf Cart Parade?

Imagine the colorful and imaginative floats of a traditional parade, but on a smaller, more personal scale. Golf carts, those familiar little vehicles that zip around golf courses, are decorated with Halloween themes and paraded around Riviera Bay. Participants go all out, dressing not only their carts but also themselves in various Halloween themes. From spooky to sporty, from ghastly to glamorous, these parades exhibit a wide range of creativity.

The parades have not only attracted participants but also scores of spectators, both young and old, eager to see the inventive transformations of the humble golf cart. From carts designed as haunted mansions to those adorned as pumpkin patches, the level of detail and creativity has made it a must-watch event.

Why Participate?

  1. Community Involvement: These parades foster community spirit. Participants often collaborate with neighbors to design and execute their thematic carts.
  2. Inclusive: The Halloween Golf Cart Parade is accessible to all ages. Kids, adults, and seniors all come together, making it a wholesome family event.
  3. Safe: Especially in times when traditional trick-or-treating might be considered risky, these parades offer a safer alternative to celebrate Halloween in style.
  4. Eco-friendly: Given that golf carts are electric, this parade is also a greener Halloween celebration, especially when compared to car parades.

How to Participate

If you’re thinking of joining the parade or starting one in your community, here are some steps to get you rolling:

  1. Gather Support: Talk to neighbors, friends, and community leaders about the idea. The more, the merrier!
  2. Set a Date and Route: We will announce a route so everyone can join the fun.
  3. Promote: Use community boards, social media, and local newspapers to spread the word.
  4. Decoration: Plan your theme, gather materials, and start decorating your golf cart. Remember to ensure safety by not obstructing the driver’s view or maneuverability.
  5. Dress Up: Your golf cart isn’t the only thing that needs a makeover. Dress up to match your cart’s theme!
  6. Celebrate & Respect: Enjoy the parade and remember to respect traffic rules and the environment. It’s all about having fun responsibly!

 

Date

Oct 27 2024

Time

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Riviera Bay Community Playground
9401 2th St N, St Petersburg, FL

Organizer

Riviera Bay Civic Assocation
Email
info@rivierabay.org
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