Play it Loud

Pageantry, celebrities, floats, and marching bands make this one of top parades in the country. Join us Saturday, September 28, 2024 as nearly 100,000 spectators watch the Classic Parade weave its way through downtown Indianapolis.

Our 40th Year of Tradition

What started as two college bands parading through the streets of Indianapolis has developed into a world-class performance parade. The parade includes approximately 100 individual units and entertains 100,000 spectators along a one-mile parade route and throughout the Midwest via television broadcast.

The Circle City Classic® Parade features performances from groups across the country and offers competitive opportunities for participating bands, drill teams, and Greek units. Corporation Circle City Classic® Parade entry fee is $5,000.

The 2024 Parade Application is Now Closed.

Join the Celebration
Become a Sponsor

Since 1984, Indiana Black Expo has hosted Circle City Classic®, a unique showcase of HBCUs, academic excellence, culture, music, and tradition. Circle City Classic® is a scholarship fundraiser that has helped IBE award over $5 million in scholarships to deserving youth attending colleges and universities nationwide since 1984.

Over this same span, Circle City Classic® has contributed more than $340 million dollars to the Indianapolis economy.

Join our community and become a sponsor of Circle City Classic®.

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