The 108th Anniversary King Wamba Carnival Parade is Saturday, June 3rd at 10am. 


“Toledo's best and most eccentric parade!!”

–THE TOLEDO CITY PAPER

 

A cavalcade of art cars, floats, and music, the King Wamba Parade starts at 10am on Saturday, June 3rd. 

The Parade showcases the cultural and ethnic diversity unique to Toledo's Old West End neighborhood. The grand finale is a procession carrying our 2017 King Wamba and Queen Sancha, Ernest and Brenda Sawyers, paying homage to Toledo's grand Mardi Gras festival of 1909. 

Lineup includes:
Scott High School Fantastic Dancing Machines Marching Band
Toledo School for the Arts
Detroit Party Marching Band
Imagine Clay Avenue Drum Corp and Drill Team
Jones Leadership Academy Marching Band
JJ’s Express
Queen of Hearts Dance Team
Kazoo Kids on the Block
Bitch, Thunder!
Culture Clash Records tribute to Pat O’Connor
"The Spirit of the Animals is in the Wheels by Dave Eggers and Juan Martinez" presented by Toledo.com & Tony Packo's.
The Glass City Rollers
Children’s Theatre Workshop
Glass City Crawlers
Artcars
Our Annual Pooch Parade
Glass City Pedicabs
And our 2017 Wamba Legends Award Winner, the Scott High School Marching Band!

Plus, bikes, stilt-walkers, fire-breathers, hula-hoopers and much, much, more. Parade route begins at Robinwood and Collins, traveling south on Robinwood to Bancroft, east on Bancroft to Collingwood, south on Collingwood to Woodruff.

The Coronation Ceremony of King Wamba and Queen Sancha, with the Detroit Party Marching Band is 12 pm at the Art Fair Stage.