Parade Advisers: Ken Akins and Mike Smith 
Float Adviser: Houston Gilbreath
Parade Coordinator: Brent Freese 

Any Questions, please email KOBwebPR@gmail.com

Parade Timeline

 Friday  March 29th, 2019
 6 - 9 PM Bead Drop off and Social (drinks available) at Stepps Float yard.  Address is 5116 Shadowlawn Avenue Tampa, FL 33610
   Shirt pick-up and QM available / Guest pick up wristbands.
 Saturday March 30th, 2019
11:30 AM Staging is open, guest of KOB and Members can arrive. Float #86
  Guest please check-in to get wrist bands.

Food Trays provided by KOB from Publix's, mix of sandwiches and various trays.
1:00 PM Parade starts moving.  It will be a while before we move, but be prepared. 
  Group Photo

Safety / Security prepares to be in position.
Parade ends Float Breakdown by Clan 8Disbanding starts on 20th Street
Post Parade Post Party at James Joyce
 Sunday March 31st, 2019
11:00 AM  Float Clean Up - ALL KOB MEMBERS & Waiting List / Other Guest can pickup their beads

IMPORTANT, ALL guest MUST submit online waiver, please CLICK HERE

KOB Float Rules  
  • Stay away from the float, tow vehicle and hitch area at all times. Safety/Security will be around the float to make sure all participants away from the float for your protection. Watch your back and do not lean over to pick up beads off the street.
  • Guest are allowed to all access of KOB float.  Guest can walk or ride. Walking is allowed on the sides of the float for this parade. 
  • NO Standing in the hallway or bead bags on the floor of the hallway.  Keep it clear.  
  • NO standing by or on the stairs on the back of the float.  NO standing by or on the stairs to the castle.
  • Do not pile beads on the back of the float, or in the walkways painted black. 
  • Beads MUST have your name on them! Take your beads out of the box at home and use a disposable bag.

Parade Rules
  • We all know this rule, but we have to say it....Participation in this Parade does not give authorization to consume alcoholic beverages in staging areas or on the parade route. Open and/or visible containers of alcoholic beverages in plain view may lead to action by law enforcement.

  • We will be passing under live trolley lines and low hanging stop lights. Do not touch anything, do not hang or throw beads on anything and watch your head!
  • DISBANDING - 20th Street is designated for parade float disbanding only. This area will be used for the brief dismantling of float accessories and the loading and/or unloading of participants.
  • None of these items are allowed in or near the parade route: Styrofoam, glass, confetti, balloons, paper material/flyers etc., fireworks, firearms, cap guns, fake guns, metal swords and no confetti pop cannons.
IMPORTANT by TPD: See Something, Say Something to Law enforcement.


  • No suitcases please and No BOXES! Do not bring suitcases, duffle bags or coolers and lay them all over the float floor, especially on the rear of the float.
  • Please put bead bags in the storage shelves or up in the village or in the castle. Make sure your name is marked clearly on all bags.
  • Buy "Throw” beads, about one box (60 dozen) should work well for this short parade. Put beads in disposable plastic bags. No suitcases, NO BOXES, or coolers allowed.

Beads available at Buccaneer Beads or South Tampa Trading. 


Park in the 15th Street garage (Nearest to Centro YBOR) on 15th St and 6th Ave. See map below OR the Noriega garage on Nuccio near Palm/8th then walk to the staging area right on 7th Ave. Staging runs right on 7th Ave and down Nuccio.

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