Pageantry, celebrities, floats and marching bands make this one of top parades in the country. Join us Saturday, September 23, 2023 as nearly 100,000 spectators watch the Classic Parade weave its way through downtown Indianapolis. Artist and entertainer Trevor Jackson will serve as this year’s parade grand marshal.
Our 39th 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 application period for the 2023 parade has passed.
2023 Parade Grand Marshal
Nationally renowned artist and entertainer Trevor Jackson will serve as grand marshal for this year’s parade. The Indianapolis native will also participate in a meet and greet at the year’s Circle City Classic Education Day.
Trevor comes to us after winning a Certified Soul Train Award in 2019 and releasing his studio album, “The Love Language,” in 2021. Mixing drill and R&B, Trevor’s new EP, “Show Me Diamonds,” is out now. We are happy to welcome Trevor home to serve as grand marshal and contribute to one of the largest Black cultural events in our state.