Everyone loves a good parade, especially when it involves classics such as floats, marching bands, and helium balloons. Parade aficionados living in our apartments in Stamford, CT, are in luck—the Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular is happening on November 18 at 12 p.m. and provides an excellent way to get out and enjoy your community. Following are some of the highlights that you can expect to see at this fun event.
Giant Helium Balloons
The Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular has the honor of being one of the largest helium balloon parades in the U.S. You'll see traditional favorites such as Big Bird, Bob the Builder, Mr. Potato Head, Scooby-Doo, Elmo, Clifford the Big Red Dog and a few surprises that have not yet been announced. Local businesses sponsor individual balloons and make sure that the event is as spectacular as its name implies.
Marching Bands, Clowns and Dance Troupes
Local marching bands are also well-represented in this parade. You'll enjoy marching band performances by local high school bands as well as local police and firefighting organizations such as the Fairfield County Police Pipe and Drums. You'll also see dance troupes from local performing arts centers, organizations and schools, including the Second Company Governor's Horse Guard, Locust Performing Arts Center, Stamford Youth Foundation Cheerleaders and the Stamford Police Ceremonial Unit.
Local businesses, as well as statewide organizations, sponsor floats for this parade. You'll see an elaborate float from the Connecticut Ballet featuring characters from The Nutcracker as well as Santa Clause himself. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is also represented by a float in a parade, and area schools also get in on the fun.
If you want to get an early start on the festivities, you can do so by attending the balloon inflation party on the day prior to the parade. It's at the intersection of Summer and Hoyt Streets from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Nov. 17.
Our centrally located apartment community provides easy access to all types of fun in the city of Stamford. Amenities include a yoga studio, a catering kitchen, a 5,000 square foot fitness center, and a parking garage. Give us a call today to find out more.