Our vehicles require constant attention, maintenance, and respect.
Parts can be difficult to come by due to the unique nature of these parade vehicles and the modifications required to make them safe and road worthy.
Electronics onboard each vehicle is tailor made and specifically engineered for our use in the parades.
We put a lot of work into maintaining this equipment.
Reservations will be awarded to past customers of Carnes Funeral Home, and customers that have pre planned services with Carnes Funeral Home. Other individuals and organizations may request a vehicle within 7 days of the event.
Requests are not guaranteed.
while we normally do not charge for use of our vehicles, there are cost associated with each vehicle (insurance, upkeep, fuel, cleaning, drivers - who are not volunteers), so the may be some charges.
drivers should be tipped ($30/hour) - CASH, for their time. Please add 2 hours to the time that you request the vehicle present (2 hours are for re-fueling and driving to/from the parade)
Mardi Gras & 4th of July parades have a fee schedule that includeds beads. Email us for the fee schedule.
vehicles require insurance (we are insured for parades only)
No Birthdays. No Pub Crawls. No Family Reunions. Just parades and only parades.
Fees vary from event to event. We cover the Christmas, Mardi Gras, and 4th of July parades.
Terms & Conditions
The waiver below is required for all riders. Review the terms and conditions of the waiver below. You cannot ride one of our vehicles unless you agree to the terms and conditions. If you agree, enter your full name and submit the form to us for our records.
RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
Do not touch the sound system or lighting system at any time (and do not request certain types of music or certain songs as these are pre-programmed).
Music will be provided (our choice), if your own music is approved it must paly through a headphone jack. No explict lyrics.
Dancing and having fun is encouraged, but do not hang off of the side or do anything that is considered dangerous.
Be courteous to parade attendees (do not intentionally hit individuals with throw items).
Do not allow non-scheduled riders to enter the vehicle or hang onto the vehicle.
Once the parade begins, do not get off the vehicle until instructed to do so.
If you are late, sorry. Be on time. When the parade starts, we start.
You must provide 4 walkers, 2 on each side of the vehicle (required).
Remain in your assigned section throughout the entire parade.
No tape on signs. Driver will assist with signage.
Must be an adult for every 8 children under 18.
Please clean up after each parade.
Be courteous to other riders and their space.
No one under 13 without a parent.
Do you agree to the Terms & Conditions?
Email Us | Phone: 409.986.9900
Carnes Parade Krewe is paid for and sponsored by Carnes Funeral Home.