Come share the fun that is a Parade!
To wet your appetite you can view two short videos from last year’s parade:
Pageantry of the Parade
What People Say About the Parade
You can also read the Parade as featured in the Washington Posts Apartment Showcase HERE.
The Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. So, come early and have breakfast - and stay around afterwards and have lunch – in one of the many eateries throughout the area. For a comprehensive list of restaurants (and more!) visit our website HERE.
The Parade has been held every year since 1997. Grand Marshalls have included past Washington Nationals Manager Manny Acta, FBI and ATF agents that lead the sniper investigations, and our past County Executive, Doug Duncan. This year’s Grand Marshall is our County Executive, Ike Leggett.
The MC will be Brian van de Graaff ABC 7/WJLA-TV’s meteorologist… And, when you come don’t forget to set your DVR to record it! It will be ‘live’ on NewsChannel 8.
One of the beauties of this Parade is that it is much more than just a parade… This is a great opportunity to bring family and friends to enjoy what our community is becoming: An amazing mix of people from all walks of life, distinct backgrounds, every economic level, and wonderful life experiences… The Parade is indeed “Silver Spring”!
The Parade is also a great opportunity to be “where community meets commerce”. The Parade does have a positive economic impact on many of the area businesses, from the smallest, independently owned shops and restaurants in Fenton Village to the mix of retail opportunities and eateries on Ellsworth Drive… You can find it all right here in downtown Silver Spring!... We encourage you to ‘walk around’ and discover that hidden place you might not be as familiar with – you might be surprised at what you find… And, don’t forget to stick around and take a spin or two on Veterans Plaza’s skating rink.
Lastly, if you have not done so yet, definitively stop and ‘soak in’ the beautiful three panels that now dignify our Veterans Plaza… What a better way to kick off Thanksgiving Week than to thank our veterans by patiently reading these beautiful ‘letters home’!
Reemberto Rodriguez, Director
Silver Spring Regional Area