Parade Prelude provides on-street entertainment starting at 8:000 a.m. on parade day.
The purpose of Parade Prelude is to entertain the tens of thousands of spectators that arrive early in the morning to stake out a good viewing spot before the main parade begins.
On parade day, just as the roads on the parade route are closed, groups of clowns and mascots begin to circulate, entertaining spectators along the entire parade route.
Musical groups, dancers, singers, martial arts experts, equestrians and even belly dancers perform on every corner along the route.
Watch the Parade Prelude Video!