The City of Nampa and Nampa Parade America Committee, Inc. invite the community to the 56th annual Parade America beginning at 11 a.m. Sat., May 20, 2023. The theme for this year’s annual patriotic event is “The Heart of America,” and includes floats, horses, marching bands, antique cars and much more.
The Nampa Parade America Committee are accepting parade entries online at nampaparadeamerica.com. The deadline to register is Friday, May 12, 2023. The website also includes the parade route as well as rules and guidelines for entry.
An official ribbon cutting for the parade will take place at 10:30 a.m. near Dutch Bros. Coffee and the Warhawk Air Museum will signal the beginning of the parade with a flyover at 11 a.m. The parade starts at the corner of 12th Avenue Road and Lake Lowell Avenue near Nampa High School and follows a route on 12th Avenue Road to 7th Street South, to 16th Avenue South, ending near Northwest Nazarene University campus at Holly Street and East Colorado.
Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling said, "Parade America is one of Nampa’s signature events and an important tradition in our community. I am thankful for the many volunteers working to make this event possible. Parade America is a special time to honor Nampa, “The Heart of America,” our great heritage and military members.”
For specific questions about the event, or to volunteer, please contact the Nampa Parade America Committee by emailing [email protected].