Latin Parades NYC

Show pride in our heritage and share our culture with your children. Everyone loves a parade.

El Museo’s Three Kings Day Parade finds the true spirit of the holidays

Monday, January 6, 2020
EL BARRIO EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ Camels, iconic giant puppets, parrandas (Puerto Rican Christmas carols), music, dancing and the Three Kings share the true spirit of the holidays at El Museo del Barrio

Women’s March on NYC 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020
UPPER WEST SIDE & MIDTOWN ~ March in the Women’s March for the civil rights of every human regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion or creed

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC ~ Kids love watching the balloons inflate around the American Museum of Natural History

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thursday, November 26, 2020
UPPER WEST SIDE TO HERALD SQUARE, NYC ~ Santa Claus is coming to town in a parade filled with giant balloons and friends, from the American Museum of Natural History to Macy’s

Easter Parade & Bonnet Festival 2020 on Fifth Avenue

Sunday, April 12, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ The bonnets and costumes are marvelous and anyone can join this informal parade

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2020 ¡Boricua!

Sunday, June 14, 2020
Puerto Rican Parade
MIDTOWN to UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ America’s largest cultural celebration

Remember Harlem’s Silent Parade of 1917

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
HARLEM, NYC ~ The Silent Parade was a protest against violence against people of color on July 28, 1917

Panamanian Parade 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The biggest Panamanian party outside Panama marches from Bergen St & Franklin Ave to a street fair along Prospect Park on Classon Ave between Eastern Parkway & President St

The Columbus Day Parade is the world’s biggest Italian-American celebration

Monday, October 12, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Over 100 marching groups, 20 parade floats, 30 vehicles and 20 marching bands join this celebration of Italian-American heritage, culture and achievements

México City Day of the Dead Parade

Saturday, October 31, 2020
MEXICO CITY, Mexico ~ This parade was inspired by the movie parade in the James Bond film ‘Spectre’


Latin parade traditions come from military parades, Carnival, and the patron saint celebrations that take place every year in towns across the Latin world.

Parades and the festivals that accompany them bring the community together. Politicians get a chance to show off. Families share cultural traditions with the children. Everybody has a great time. Some towns prepare all year long.

Big city parades are great, but they don’t have the intensity that you’ll find in a small town. The best way to experience one of these from New York is to fly down to Puerto Rico and go to one of the Fiestas Patronales (Patron Saint Festivals). There are two or three of them every weekend on the island, all year long.

If you like to dance, you can dance to legendary salsa, merengue, bomba, plena, calypso and reggaeton bands for free. Even if you don’t like to dance, seeing the way regular people dance is amazing.

Visiting a patron saint festival in a small Latin town is something you should do once in your life. The joy is infectious and you will never forget the experience.


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Past Parades

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019

Thu, November 28, 2019
UPPER WEST SIDE TO HERALD SQUARE, NYC ~ The Parade marks the start of the Christmas season, the world’s most popular Latin holiday. The parade is on, but the NYPD decides Thursday morning whether the big balloons can fly in the wind.

Veterans Day Parade 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ New York City’s Veterans Day Parade celebrates the Veterans Day centennial on Fifth Avenue. The Parade celebrates peace.

Jackson Heights Children’s Halloween Parade

Thursday, October 31, 2019
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ New York City’s biggest Halloween children’s parade marches down 37th Avenue

All you need to march in NYC’s Village Halloween Parade is a costume

Thu, October 31, 2019
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ All you need to march in this fun parade is a costume on Sixth Avenue

Bolivian Parade 2019 Desfile Boliviano de New York

Sunday, October 27, 2019
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ See the rich dances, costumes and traditions that make up our Bolivian Heritage on 37th Avenue

Columbus Day Parade 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Grand Marshal Massimo Ferragamo leads over 100 marching groups, 24 parade floats, 35 vehicles and over 20 marching bands in this celebration of Italian-American heritage, culture and achievements

Hispanic Day Parade 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Twenty-one countries from around the world celebrate our Hispanic Heritage on Fifth Avenue

Panamanian Parade 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ America’s biggest celebration of Panamanian culture is a parade from Bergen St & Franklin Ave to a street fair along Prospect Park on Classon Ave between Eastern Parkway & President St

Climate Strike NYC & Puerto Rico Day of Action

Friday, September 20, 2019
CIVIC CENTER, NYC ~ On the 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Maria which devastated Puerto Rico, Greta Thunberg (age 16) and youth leaders are striking to end the use of fossil fuels, make a just transition and hold polluters accountable. NYC public schools allow students to join the climate strike with a note from their parent or guardian.

African American Day Parade 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019
HARLEM, NYC ~ Melba Moore and the Orange Crush Roaring Lion Marching Band of Lincoln University lead the parade on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

Feast of San Gennaro is NYC’s most popular Italian street fair

September 12-22, 2019
LITTLE ITALY, NYC ~ This popular Italian street fair combines lots of food and live music with a parade and a religious procession on Mulberry St

Central American Independence Parade & Festival 2019

Sunday, September 8, 2019
CROTONA PARK EAST, The Bronx ~ This Honduran Garifuna parade marches from the Happy Land Memorial to a family festival in Crotona Park

Labor Day Parade 2019

Saturday, September 7, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Grand Marshal Elizabeth Shuler of the AFL-CIO leads the parade from 44th St and Fifth Avenue

J’Ouvert Parade 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ The J’Ouvert Parade forms at Grand Army Plaza, marches through the Park, to Empire, and down Nostrand to Midwood St

West Indian Day Parade 2019 NYC’s Labor Day Carnival

Thu-Mon, Aug 29-Sep 2, 2019
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Reggae Afrobeats Soca
Summer Jam Youth Fest
BrassFest
Junior Carnival Parade
Panorama Steelband Championship
Dimanche Gras Carnival Sunday Party
VIP Breakfast
Parade
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The Brooklyn Museum and the Parade on Eastern Avenue turns the neighborhood into a Caribbean Carnival

Dominican Day Parade 2019 Desfile Dominicano ¡Quisqueya!

Sunday, August 11, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Share your Dominican Pride with 10,000 marchers on Sixth Avenue from 35th St to 56th St

Ecuadorian Parade New York 2019 Desfile Ecuatoriano

Sunday, August 4, 2019
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ New York City’s Ecuadorian Parade marches on Northern Blvd

Colombian Parade NYC 2019 ~ Desfile Colombiano New York ¡Cafeteros!

GALA Friday, July 26, 2019
PARADE & FESTIVAL Sunday, July 28, 2019
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ New York City’s celebration of our Colombian heritage includes a wreath laying, gala, parade and street fair after party

Peruvian Parade 2019 ~ Desfile Peruano

PAGEANT, Sun, July 7, 2019
GALA Thu, July 25, 2019
MASS & FLAG, Sat, July 27
PARADE & STREET FAIR Sunday, July 28, 2019
PASSAIC, New Jersey ~ The Peruvian Parade and Festival in Passaic, New Jersey is Metro New York’s big Peruvian independence celebration

Show your pride at the 2019 Disability Pride Parade and Festival

Sunday, July 14, 2019
UNION SQUARE, NYC ~ Parade down Broadway from Madison Square to the Disability Pride Festival at Union Square

Colombian Flower Festival Parade 2019

GALA Friday, July 12, 2019
PARADE Sunday, July 14, 2019
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ This Colombian flower festival is New York’s version of the Feria de las Flores (Flower Festival) in Medellín, Colombia

NYC Pride Parade 2019 Stonewall 50

Sunday, June 30, 2019
LGBT Pride Parade
FLATIRON, CHELSEA, GREENWICH VILLAGE, WEST VILLAGE, CHELSEA ~ Show your Pride

Queens Dominican Parade 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019
Dominican parade celebration
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ Show your Dominican pride

Mermaid Parade 2019 at Coney Island

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Cosplay parade
CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn ~ Scantily clad mermaids and mermen let it all hang out (almost)

National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019 ¡Boricua!

Sunday, June 9, 2019
MIDTOWN to UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ America’s biggest cultural celebration is orgulloso Puertorriqueños (proud Puerto Ricans)

Portugal Day Festival and Portugal Day Parade in Newark, NJ

STREET FAIR Sat-Sun, Jun 8-9
PARADE Sun, Jun 9, 2019
NEWARK, New Jersey | Metro NYC’s big Portuguese celebration

Dance Parade New York 2019

FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, EAST VILLAGE, NYC | Sat, May 18, 2019 | Dance parade & festival | African, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican & Spanish dances

Cinco de Mayo Parade 2019

UPPER WEST SIDE, NYC | Sun, May 5, 2019 | Mexican parade | NYC’s Mexican parade celebrates the many cultures that are Mexico. CANCELLED BY RAIN

St Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

MIDTOWN & UPPER EAST SIDE; Sat, Mar 16, 2019; Irish French Spanish parade celebration ~ This day of Celtic pride includes Galician Spaniards and Brittany French

El Museo Three Kings Day Parade 2019

106th & LEXINGTON TO 115th & PARK & EL MUSEO, Fri, Jan 4, 2019 ~ Breakfast, Parade and a Celebration at the Museum. The faces of children holding the gift the Three Kings gave them is the best image of Christmas in New York.
# puerto rican christmas parade

Veterans Day Parade 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018
MIDTOWN TO UPPER EAST SIDE ~ Many Latins serve our country with honor and pride. Thank you for your service!

NYC Halloween Parade 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
SOHO TO CHELSEA ~ All you need to join this fabulous, friendly New York City Parade is to show up in costume

Queens Bolivian Day Parade 2018 Desfile Boliviano

Sunday, October 21, 2018
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ Celebrate our Indigenous heritage and freedom from slavery with our folkloric dances: Caporales, La Diablada, Morenada, Tinku and more on 37th Avenue

Hispanic Day Parade 2018 ~ Desfile de la Hispanidad

Sunday, October 14, 2018
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Fifth Avenue
(44th to 69th Street)
Midtown – Upper East Side Manhattan
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Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan cultures

Columbus Day Parade 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018
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Fifth Avenue
(47th to 72nd St)
Midtown – Upper East Side, Manhattan
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ABC 7
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World’s biggest Italian – American celebration

Panamanian Day Parade and Street Fair 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The NYC Panamanian community’s pre-independence day celebration includes a parade and street fair

Queens Hispanic Day Parade 2018 celebrates our diverse heritage

Sunday, September 23, 2018
37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, Queens
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Argentine, Bolivian, Belizean, Chilean, Colombian, Costa Rican, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan, Panamanian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Salvadoran, Spanish, Uruguayan and Venezuelan culture.

African American Day Parade 2018 ~ Culture is Key

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
From 111th St to 136th St
Harlem, Manhattan
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Central American Independence Parade & Festival Honduran Garifuna

PARADE
From Happy Land Fire Memorial
To Crotona Park
Tremont, The Bronx
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FESTIVAL
Crotona Park, The Bronx
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

West Indian Day Parade 2018 New York Caribbean Carnival

Brooklyn Museum
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
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Reggae | Afrobeats | Soca Unda Di Stars!
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Youth Fest
Brass Fest
Friday, August 31, 2018
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Junior Carnival Parade
Steelband Panorama
Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Dimanche Gras Grand Finale
Sunday, September 2, 2018
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West Indian Day Parade
Eastern Parkway
Schenectady to Grand Army Plaza
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Monday, September 3, 2018

Dominican Day Parade 2018 ¡ Quisqueya !

Sunday, August 12, 2018
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ The largest Dominican community celebration in the United States

Ecuadorian Parade ~ Desfile Ecuatoriano de New York ~ Arts Fair

Sunday, August 5, 2018
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ The Ecuadorian Parade on Northern Blvd is NYC’s big Ecuadorian festival
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Sunday, August 12, 2018
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, Queens ~ The Ecuadorian Arts Fair is in the Hall of Science

Peruvian Parade 2018 ~ Desfile Peruano

Sunday, July 29, 2018
PASSAIC & PATERSON, New Jersey ~ The biggest Peruvian festival in the U.S. includes a street fair and a parade

Colombian Parade 2018 ~ Desfile Colombiano New York ¡Cafeteros!

GALA Fri, July 20, 2018
WREATH Sat, July 21, 2018
MASS Sat, July 21, 2018
PARADE Sun, July 22, 2018
JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens ~ The Colombian Parade is New York City’s big Colombian Independence celebration

Pride Parade NYC 2018 Pride Week

Sunday, June 24, 2018
LGBT parade
Greenwich Village, Union Square, Flatiron & NoMad, Manhattan

Israel Day Parade 2018 celebrates Jewish culture. Sababa!

Fifth Avenue from 57th-74th St
Midtown & Upper East Side, Manhattan
Sunday, June 3, 2018

Cuban Parade 2018 is Metro NYC’s big Cuban celebration

Bergenline Avenue
Hudson County, New Jersey
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Dance Parade 2018

FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, VILLAGE, EAST VILLAGE | Sat, May 19, 2018 | African, Argentine, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Haitian, Italian, Puerto Rican dances and more

Cinco de Mayo Parade 2018 celebrates Mexican culture

UPPER WEST SIDE NYC; Sun May 6, 2018; Mexican parade ~ Remember the Battle of Puebla and celebrate our Mexican-American heritage

March for Our Lives NYC

17 school shootings so far this year.
What is more important?
1. The constitutional right to play with guns?
2. The safety of our children in school?
Rally and March in the Upper West Side, Central Park, and Midtown, Manhattan
Saturday, March 24, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018

Western Ireland and northwestern Spain share a Celtic culture.
Fifth Avenue
Midtown & Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, March 17, 2018

El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade 2018

EAST HARLEM, Fri, Jan 5, 2018 ~ New York’s big Three Kings Day celebration.
# puerto rican christmas parade

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017

Thu, November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving Day from the American Museum of Natural History to Macy’s Herald Square

Panamanian Day Parade & Street Fair 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The NYC Panamanian community’s pre-independence day celebration includes a parade and street fair

Columbus Day Parade 2017

Monday, October 7, 2017
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Fifth Avenue
(47th to 72nd St)
Midtown – Upper East Side, Manhattan
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NYC’s big Italian celebration (Spanish too)

West Indian Day Parade New York Caribbean Carnival 2017

Eastern Parkway from Schenectady Ave to Grand Army Plaza
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Monday, September 4, 2017

Dominican Day Parade 2017

¡Quisqueyanos!
Sixth Avenue
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dance Parade 2017

Flatiron District to Tompkins Square Park
East Village
Saturday, May 20, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017 includes Spanish and French marchers

Fifth Avenue from 44th to 79th St
Midtown & Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, March 17, 2017