See You at The Parade

Pageantry, celebrities, floats and marching bands make this one of top parades in the country. Nearly 100,000 spectators watch the Classic Parade weave its way through downtown Indianapolis. Parade Grand Marshals have included renowned celebrities such as Jerry Rice, Kelly Rowland, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Soulfood’s Boris Kodjoe and Grammy Award-winning gospel recording artist, Yolanda Adams.

Over the past thirty years, this event has grown from a small prelude of the Circle City Classic® Football game to one of several major events that comprise the Classic weekend. 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.

The 2021 Parade Application is now closed.  Please note: safety protocols will follow state and federal guidelines.