Register Your Group

We are on the lookout for samba bands, ethnic bands and high school marching bands, steel pan bands, big band bands, gay marching bands, goblins and ghouls, gamelons, New Orleans jazz bands, Mexican marching bands and African and Caribbean drum and dance groups just to name the sorts of things of interest to us.

We are also seeking big performance groups, dance troupes and anyone who can create a spectacle for the millions of people that line the Parade route are welcome to register here.



Vehicles in the Parade

There are NO stages along the Parade route and a VERY LIMITED number of private vehicles allowed in the Parade

  • While there are floats in the parade with some bands on board, these groups are hired by the sponsors of the floats. The staff of the NYC Village Halloween Parade has nothing to do with the performance decisions of the sponsors.
  • There are few¬†groups we allow in with vehicles if they are absolutely needed for support.
  • Groups ARE allowed to use private vehicles to drop of equipment if needed, but given the density of traffic in lower Manhattan, performers are encouraged to take public transit.

What We're Looking For

  • We are looking for performers just for the Parade itself.
  • We prefer performers on foot with instruments in hands, that play acoustically and as loud as possible for the greatest enjoyment of the most people.

What We're NOT Looking For

  • Bands and groups that need elaborate sound systems need NOT apply since there are NO stages and NO electricity along the Parade route.
  • Same goes for the after-party at Webster Hall. We don't book that, they do.

How We Decide

  • Given the nature of this public event and the number of participants IN the Parade, the Parade organizers make artistic and practical decisions regarding which groups perform in the Parade and are allowed to bring vehicles


Bring the Party to the PEOPLE!

Band Registration

Tell us about you and your band

Drop-Off Vehicle(s)

In Parade Support Vehicle(s)

Okay, so please give us a detailed explanation of your needs including:

  • number of vehicles
  • what they will be used for
  • whether or not they will be decorated

Your Contact Details

Anything else?

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