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JUNE 16, 2018 | 11:00 am

You'll see marching bands from across Canada and the United States, the Festival’s official mascot “Maestro”, and whimsical floats and performers. The Grande Festival Parade is fun for the whole family!

The parade begins at Central Park; travels along Caroline Street to Pearl Street, west on James Street, then turns north on Brant Street, ending at Central High School.

Note:  Route is subject to change, updates will be posted here.
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Road Closures

Saturday June 16 from 10:30 am until 1:00 pm: Drury Lane from Courtland to New St; Caroline St from Drury Lane to Brant St; Elizabeth St from Caroline to James St; James St from Elizabeth St to Brant St; Brant St from Lakeshore Rd to Baldwin St and Victoria Ave; and all of Baldwin St.
Please note that Drury Lane will be closed at New St to Caroline St from 9am.

 

2018 PARADE LINE-UP

Parade Bands participating -

Arty the Circus Drummer

Alexander‘s Marching Coyotes

Burlington Concert Band

Burlington Teen Tour Band

Burlington Jr. Red Coats

Carl Korody’s Intuitive Innovations

Chinese Waist Drummers

Crash Rhythm

DownBeat Percussion

Fergus Pipes

Grimsby Pipe Band

Hamburg Kingsmen Alumni Drum Corps

Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra

Impact Entertainment - NEW

Impact Revolution Drum & Bugle

Kawartha Kavaliers

Legacy Winter Guard

Magnolia Brass Band

Preston Scout House Cadets Drum & Bugle

PSH Silver Leaves Brass Ensemble - NEW

RCL Br 163 Pipes & Drums

Saint Mary Marching Arts

St Andrews Pipes & Drums

Streetsville Pipes & Drums

Tian Guo Chinese Marching Band

The Drums, 1812

Top Hats Marching Orchestra

Parade Floats participating -

Antique Fire Trucks - Burlington Volunteer Fire Department

ASP Security

Burlington Batman & Friends - Comic Corp

Fairview Chrysler & Mascot RAM

KX94.7 Cruiser

Lotus Flower Float

Maestro - SOM Festival's own Mascot!!

Mayor Rick Goldring

Mocha Jeepsters Shrine

MP Katrina Gould

Niagara Shrine Maid of the Mist Float

Port Colbourn & Welland Shrine Go Karts

Stilt Guys

Sound of Music Festival Float

Ubuntu Grandwomen & Naked Beat Drummers Float

Winona Peach Festival Float

92.9 The Grand Radio

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To find out more specific information about the Parade, or if you would like to help, please email parade@soundofmusic.ca