Mardi Gras is famous for elaborate parades with incredible floats — that’s why Dairy Block is throwing LoDo’s Petite Parade on Saturday, February 22. “Petite” is key here, as in small. Parade floats are teeny-tiny, built off shoe boxes or similar and can be dragged, pulled, or motorized. We’re told a skateboard makes a good base. The family-friendly parade will start at 11 a.m. and will travel around Dairy Block led by a Denver brass band.
You can be part of the action by signing up and building your own creative float starting with a shoe box base. Petite Parade float prizes will be awarded for Most Original Float, Best Team Theme, Best Family Float, Funniest Float and more.
Bonus points will be given for miniature parade “throws” (no glitter bombs!) and coordinating team costumes.
Individuals and families can enter the parade for FREE; Denver businesses can register a float for $50. Advanced parade registration is required and can be found online here. 1800 Wazee St., Denver.