The 110th Anniversary King Wamba Carnival Parade is Saturday, June 1st.
“Toledo's best and most eccentric parade!!”
–THE TOLEDO CITY PAPER
Kick off Festival!
The Old West End Festival and the Parade Committee welcomes you to participate in the 2019 King Wamba Carnival Parade. The King Wamba Carnival Parade is the official kick-off of the Old West End Festival and will step off Saturday, June 1st, 2019, at 10 a.m.
This eclectic convergence of art, music, street theatre and visual wonder will proceed south through the Old West End (Robinwood, Bancroft, Collingwood) ending at Collingwood at Woodruff (Art Fair/Marketplace).
Parade Registration Form
If you would like to be a performer in this year’s parade, use the below form –or– download and print this PDF. Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019.
Date & Time: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10 a.m.
Parade Route: The parade route is 1.5 miles long and begins near Glenwood Elementary (Robinwood and Collins) and proceeds on Robinwood to Bancroft to Collingwood through the Old West End. The parade concludes at Collingwood and Woodruff. Water stations and restrooms will be provided at the staging area and at the end of the parade route.
Check In Location: Corner of Nesslewood and Robinwood Avenues, adjacent to Glenwood Elementary School.
Check In Time: 9 a.m., Enter the staging area from North Detroit Avenue and Nesslewood Avenue.
Fees: There is a $25 fee for Political Entries (applied to elected officials, candidates and ballot issues). Checks should be made payable to: Old West End Association. Please write PARADE in memo.
LAST YEAR’S (2018) PERFORMERS INCLUDED:
Scott High School Fantastic Dancing Machine, TSA (Toledo School for the Arts), Walleye Fanboni, Zenobia Shrine Highlander Bagpipers, local party band Bitch, Thunder!, Culture Clash Records with a live band, Kazoo Kids on the Block, a variety of Art and Antique Cars, and many more!