2018 Bud Billiken™ Parade FAQs


QUESTION: Can I apply in person or mail in my application?


ANSWER: No. All applications must be submitted online through our website.


QUESTION: Should I pay my fees at the time I submit my application?


ANSWER: Yes, the application fee has to be paid at time of submission. Fees for vehicle entries will be assessed after they are accepted. Your application fee will be applied toward your vehicle entry fee. 


QUESTION: How will I know if I have been accepted or not to participate in the Parade?


ANSWER: You will receive an email from us informing you of our decision.


QUESTION: When will I know if I have been accepted or not to participate in the Parade?


ANSWER: No later than Tuesday, May 15, 2018.


QUESTION: Why an application process and not just registration like it always has been?


ANSWER: The application process allows us to have better control over the Parade which is needed at this time.


QUESTION: I have been participating in the Bud for many years. Won’t this guarantee me a spot in the parade?


ANSWER: No it will not. Many factors are used to determine an individual or groups participation in the Bud Billiken® Parade. For example, given the limit on the number of units, we have to seriously consider a unit that may not have extensively participated in the Parade and yet is otherwise worthy of participation.


QUESTION: If I miss the application deadline, can I get an extension?


ANSWER: No because we have to be fair to everyone.


QUESTION: Is there an appeal process if my application is denied?


ANSWER: No. The decision is final

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