Spring is here which means one thing: parade season is approaching.
In early February, the Birmingham City Commission officially set the date for the 2013 Celebrate Birmingham Parade: May 19 at 1 p.m.
On that date, everyone from local marching bands and politicians to clowns and fire trucks will march through downtown Birmingham in the city's annual celebration of spring.
This year's theme: "Red, White & Blue."
“Participating in the parade is such a fun experience, and it offers vast exposure for teams and organizations,” said Celebrate Birmingham Chairperson Sandy Debicki in a recent release. “It’s a great way to get involved with the community and become a part of a long-standing community tradition.”
Last year's parade was the first year for the Whiskers and Waggles Pet Parade, which replaces the traditional basset hound waddle. Also returning this year, the Junior League of Birmingham will host a variety of kids activities in Shain Park following the festivities.
For more information, visit www.bhamgov.org/parade or contact the Birmingham City Clerk's office at 248-530-1880.
- VIDEO: Marching Bands Entertain Crowds at Celebrate Birmingham Parade