Inaugural View the Cruise Cardboard Cruisers Parade

We are excited to sponsor the Inaugural Cardboard Cruisers Parade on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 4 P.M. – 6 P.M. with a free concert at 7 P.M. featuring Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys and Rockin’ Dopsie & Zydeco Twisters. This event is free & open to all ages, but we have some special prizes for our young people! Participants will need to meet at 1419 27th Avenue to line up for the parade. The participants will begin “driving” their cardboard cruisers in the downtown parade at 4:30 P.M. south on 27th Avenue to 13th Street. After the parade, cruisers will park their cardboard cruisers along  27th Avenue for others to enjoy their amazing work! This is a great opportunity to connect with your family, community, and the Gulfport Police Department.

Categories will be:

Best Stroller or Wagon

Best Elementary School Cruiser

Best Middle School Cruiser

Best High School Cruiser

Most Orginal Cruiser

Best Adult (Over 18) Cruiser

Best Business Cruiser

Best Wheel Chair Cruiser

Best in Show

Schedule of Events

4 PM – 4:30 PM – Cruiser Registration (FREE)

4:30 PM – 5 PM – Cardboard Cruiser Parade

5 PM – 5:45 PM – View the Cardboard Cruisers and Judging

5:45 PM – 6 PM – Award Ceremony

The Gulfport Police Department will also have the 2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Police Car, Antique Police Car, Blue Crew Police Car, and much more!


Rules for the Event

All Cardboard Cruisers must be at least 75% cardboard. Cruisers must be one of the three categories: Shoulder Strapped, Wagon Wrap, Any Medical Assisted Device. Costumed Drivers are welcomed! All entries will receive an adhesive license plate which will be used for judging purposes. Judges will be employees of the City of Gulfport and Gulfport Police Department.


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