Schedule of Events
|10 AM – 11:30 AM||Set Up|
|10:30 AM – 12 PM||Vendor Set Up|
|12 PM||Parade Check-In|
|12:30 PM – 1 PM||Parade Line Up|
|1 PM||Parade Starts|
|1:30 PM – 7 PM||Celebration!|
Event Day FAQs
Can I take public transportation to the event?
Yes! Take the Metro North Danbury Line* to the Bethel Metro North station is a 10 minute walk to the parade and event site. When you arrive at the station, take a right on Durant Avenue. Shortly after you pass CVS (on your right), take a left on to School Street. The Municipal Center Lawn will be on your left. Proceed a short walk further to Wooster Street. At the corner, you will see PT Barnum Square to your right.
*Unsure how to get to the Danbury line from your location? No problem. Find your route here (please note you will be brought to a page on the MTA website upon submission): MTA Trip Planner
Where can I watch the parade?
Marchers will gather at the end of the Municipal Center lawn by Library Pl./Durant Ave. and walk to PT Barnum Square and circle back. Feel free to watch from the sidewalks along School St. or the green! Check out the map below for details.
Where is the parade route?
Marchers will gather at the end of the Municipal Center lawn by Library Pl./Durant Ave and walk to PT Barnum Square and circle back. Check out the map below for details.
Where are bathrooms located?
Bathrooms will be available within the Municipal Center Building. Check out the map below for details.
Is there an entrance fee?
No! Our event is FREE to the public to enjoy!
Can I bring my dog?
Yes! Leashed dogs are welcome. Please note that there will be a substantial crowd, so make sure your animal will be comfortable in a loud environment.
Where can I park?
Parking is available behind the Municipal Center, on the street, and in adjacent lots unless otherwise marked. Follow the signs posted on the event date. Parking is not available on School Street. Check out the map below for details.
Can I bring signs, banners, or giveaways?
We encourage signs, banners, and any other items that represent your group or message. You are responsible for storing your signage after the parade has concluded.
Please do not bring candy or small items to throw, as it can be harmful to animals.
Can I bring a float?
Yes. Please complete the March Group & Float Request Form in advance so we can ensure that there is enough space to accommodate your float.
What should I wear when marching?
We welcome marchers to positively express themselves as they wish; however, please bear in mind that this is a family-friendly event.
Do I need to march in a group?
No. We encourage anyone who would like to participate to march in the parade. Feel free to march with family and friends.