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Parade the Circle

The Cleveland Museum of Art sponsors Parade the Circle, which began in 1990 with a small number of artists and has since grown to become a major event, drawing crowds in the tens of thousands to University Circle every June. Parade the Circle offers excellent opportunities for people of all ages to show their creativity by becoming a part of the parade - banging on drums, riding on intricately designed floats, or sporting their own hand-made costumes.

Audio

Building a Float Ginger Bitikofer of Trinity Cathedral recalls the first year she participated in Parade the Circle Source: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection
Highlights of the Parade Bob Reeves describes a typical Parade the Circle Source: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection
Behind the Scenes John Goddard of University Circle Incorporated offers a glimpse behind the scenes at Parade the Circle Source: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

Images

Spectators and Float, 1995 Source: University Circle Incorporated Date: 1995
Parade participant, 1995 Source: University Circle Incorporated Date: 1995
Paper Mache Float, 1995 Source: University Circle Incorporated Date: 1995
Participants Marching, 1995 Source: University Circle Incorporated Date: 1995
Paper Mache Sculpture, 1990 Source: University Circle Incorporated Date: 1990
Paper Mache Float Source: University Circle Incorporated
Parade participant, 1992 Source: University Circle Incorporated Date: 1992

Location

Parade the Circle proceeds around Wade Oval.

Metadata

“Parade the Circle,” Cleveland Historical, accessed August 8, 2022, https://clevelandhistorical.org/index.php/items/show/51.