Latest Parades News

Turkmenistan marks independence anniversary with big parade

Sep. 27, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan marked the 30th anniversary of its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union with a military parade Monday that involved thousands of people and featured the country's leader mounting a horse to greet the participants. ...

Iowa boy dies after being run over in homecoming accident

Sep. 25, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

SLOAN, Iowa (AP) — A 12-year-old Iowa boy died after being run over during a homecoming parade accident Friday. Woodbury County Deputy William Brooks on Saturday said the boy fell off a float in Sloan, Iowa and then was run over. He was flown to a Sioux City hospital...

Columbia bans open carry of guns at festivals and parades

Sep. 19, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's capital city will not allow people to carry guns in the open during protests, festivals or other events that need a city permit. The resolution passed unanimously earlier this month by the Columbia City Council also bans the open...

World War II nurse leads Missouri bicentennial parade

Sep. 18, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A crowd gathered Saturday in Jefferson City to celebrate the state’s bicentennial, with a World War II nurse leading the parade. KTVO reports that Edith Harrington waved to the crowd from a military jeep, followed by about 100 entries that...

Hispanic Festival in Delaware celebrates culture, resilience

Sep. 18, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — People danced in the streets and watched from their doorsteps as passing parade floats serenaded Wilmington’s majority-Hispanic Hilltop neighborhood last Sunday with the booming tunes of bachata and reggaetón. Many donned capes made of flags...

N. Korea, slimmed down Kim Jong Un, enjoy toned-down parade

Sep. 09, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military search dogs and goose-stepping trainers. Health workers wearing gas masks and red hazmat suits. And a slimmed down, beaming Kim Jong Un in a cream-colored business suit. The parade marking North Korea’s celebration of its 73rd anniversary was a marked...

North Macedonia marks 30 years of independence with parade

Sep. 08, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia on Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of its independence from Yugoslavia with a military parade in the capital Skopje and ceremonies around the country. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev led the celebrations, attending the...

Macy's Thanksgiving parade returns to New York City streets

Sep. 08, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to New York City's streets this year with COVID-19 protocols including a vaccination requirement for parade volunteers, Macy's and city officials announced Wednesday. The Nov. 25 parade will be broadcast on...

South Korea monitoring the North over military parade signs

Sep. 07, 2021 03:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military on Tuesday was closely watching North Korea amid signs the country was preparing to hold a new military parade to showcase its growing nuclear and missile capabilities. The South Korean and U.S. militaries were...

Chicago Pride Parade canceled 2nd straight year over COVID

Sep. 01, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Pride Parade has been canceled for a second straight year because of the COVID pandemic, organizers said Wednesday. The parade, traditionally held on the last weekend in June, was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic. In May, organizers...