MMXX A Krewe unlike any other
MMXX A Krewe unlike any other
Dover is a dynamic city that has it all: thriving businesses, expanding arts and cultural scene, a wide selection of dining establishments, a notable history, a strong sense of community, and beautiful scenery.
Dover is the oldest continuous settlement in New Hampshire and the seventh oldest in the United States. The permanent settlement occurred in what is now the Dover Neck area. For a few years Dover was an independent colony named Northam. In 1692 Northam became part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
The Krewe of Europa brings history to the parade routes of the globe with our period correct, colorful costumes and parade float. The krewe has been invited to participte in this 400th birthday celebration of Dover .
The krewe has chosen the Double Tree Boston as our host hotel. We have a room block and contacted rate. Those wishing to stay beyond July 3 and enjoy downtown Boston during the holiday week can adjust the dates on their stay.
Day 1 has us on a day trip to the famous mansions of Newport Rhode Island. During the day we will visit three of the most popular mansions and enjoy a lunch in downtown Newport.
Sunday July 2nd is the Dover 400 parade in downtown Dover New Hampshire. More info will be released in ealry 2023. We do have a float planned for the event.
How many will be able to participate?
Because there is limited hotel space due to being a holiday weekend, we are restricted to 10 double rooms. Priority will be members first, then guest. Members must RSVP by April 1st. Any space remaining will be offered to guest of other krewes. If you are a non Europa member, the priority will be assigned to those on our guest list and a refundable deposit (if you are not chosen because of lack of space to travel with us) of $50 PP will hold your space.
Is there a float for the parade?
Yes, the Krewe of Europa will have a float in the parade. It is limited to approx. 15 riders and members have first priority. Non members fee is $50 pp
Do we need to purchase the full land package to appear in the parade?
No, however, the room block is limited to those participating in the full weekend. Also transfers from Boston to Dover are required and the fee is $150 pp from Boston and includes lunch and parade fees.
What is included in the land tour portion? Transportation to Newport, and the Dover parade (Dover is approx. 1.5 hours north of Boston), admissions to the Newport Mansions and lunch in Newport, transfers to Dover and lunch pre parade.
Hotel and air reservations?
You are responsible to reserve your own air to Boston and transfers to and from hotel. All reservations must be made through the hotel link.
More on the parade:
The parade route is approx. 1.3 miles in length and a few slight hills. We are allowed to hand out beads and all beads are included. We will have approx. 300 (approx. 1/3rd case per person)beads per person, if the traveler wants more, it will be on their own to supply. The parade is a family event, no open containers permitted in public spaces in Dover. Costumes must reflect America with red, white and blue included.