• Register Today for a Float in the Annual Poinsettia Parade

    The Parks & Recreation Department is inviting organizations, individuals, and businesses to submit their applications for a parade unit in the annual Poinsettia Parade, presented by Quality TV. The parade, an annual North Port tradition, will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Admission and parking are both free and this year’s theme is “Retro Rockin’ Holiday”.  All attendees will be asked to practice good physical distancing and are strongly encouraged to follow current health and safety guidelines.
     
    The Poinsettia Parade will travel south down Sumter Blvd., ending at the City Center Front Green (4970 City Hall Blvd.) where the Poinsettia Festival, presented by Achieva Credit Union, will be held before and after the parade from 4:00 – 8:30 p.m.  In the past, the parade has featured more than 50 units, including local businesses and organizations. Those interested in participating can download an Parade Unit Application on the City’s website at www.CityofNorthPort.com/Poinsettia and return it via email to parks@cityofnorthport.com or in person at either the Morgan Family Community Center or the George Mullen Activity Center.
     
    The Poinsettia Festival will feature the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony as well as mobile food vendors, entertainment, attractions, merchandise vendors, and much more. Businesses or organizations that would like to be involved with the Festival are invited to download a vendor registration form. Interested in getting involved a different way? We have opportunities for those looking to provide activities such as children’s games or holiday-themed activities. Businesses or organizations interested may contact Shelby Mendelson, Recreation Program Coordinator, at SMendelson@CityOfNorthPort.com
     
    For more information, visit www.CityofNorthPort.com/Poinsettia or like and follow the Parks & Recreation Facebook page.  Stay tuned! As the event date draws closer, we will be updating the event landing page with additional information.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Sponsors not only gain great visibility throughout our community, but also receive exceptional marketing benefits. For more information on how you can sponsor the Poinsettia Parade or Festival, please contact Laura Ansel, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, at 941-429-7143 or email LAnsel@CityofNorthPort.com.

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